En De
Total doses
given
825.5K
People fully
vaccinated
426.7K
% Fully
vaccinated
16.49%
Masks
Not required
COVID-19 test
Negative RT-PCR test obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival required
Quarantine
Not required
Passenger Locator Form
Not required
Health form
A 'Health Questionnaire' must be completed before arrival
Vaccination
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Not required
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Full Restrictions:

02.07.2022

All travellers

All travellers should familiarise themselves with the entry rules for Namibia before travel.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated travellers are not required to produce a negative PCR test result on arrival. You must present an authentic valid vaccination card at the point of entry.

Proof of vaccination status

You must present an authentic valid vaccination card at the point of entry.

Residents of Namibia

Fully vaccinated Namibians and permanent residence permit holders do not need to provide a negative PCR test on arrival but must hold a valid and authentic vaccination card. Any Namibians or permanent residents who are not fully vaccinated must produce a negative PCR test result to enter the country. You should check with your airline for any regulations they might have for a negative test result in order to travel.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

You must present proof on arrival of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken in the country of departure. The test result must not be older than 72 hours (calculated from the time that the sample for testing was taken) at the time of entry into Namibia. Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test results are not accepted for entry into Namibia.

COVID-19 test results must be verified before travel to Namibia. This may be through the Trusted Travel Platform – accredited laboratories can be found on this website. Those travelling to Namibia with rest results from non-Trusted Travel compliant laboratories are required to upload a copy of their results on the Global Haven System for authentication. Enquiries about the Trusted Travel System may be sent to public.relations@mhss.gov.na.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Any person who was previously infected with COVID-19, and who isolated but is still testing positive, will not be subject to mandatory quarantine provided that they have a valid de-isolation certificate. The certificate must be no older than 3 months from the date of discharge of isolation, and must have been issued by the health authority in the country of departure.

Children and young people

Children, aged 11 and under, do not need to provide a negative PCR test result in order to enter Namibia. See Travelling with children (under 18) section below for more information.

If you’re transiting through Namibia

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

The rules for transiting Namibia are the same as for entry into Namibia.

Exemptions

There are no exemptions to Namibia’s entry requirements.

HGV drivers

HGV drivers from the UK entering Namibia do not have to show a negative COVID-19 test and will not be subject to mandatory quarantine requirements provided that they hold a valid vaccination certificate.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Namibia and have at least 1 completely blank page for Namibian immigration to use. If you are also going to travel in South Africa, you should be aware that although South African authorities state they require 1 blank passport page for entry, some officials insist on 2 blank pages. If you plan to take this route, make sure you have a total of 3 blank pages.

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Visas

Although British nationals can enter Namibia for a holiday or private visit of up to 90 days without a visa, there have been cases where visitors have only been given permission to stay for periods much shorter than 90 days, sometimes as short as only 7 or 10 days. Before leaving the immigration desk in the airport arrivals hall, check that you have been given permission to stay in Namibia for the duration of your intended visit up to the maximum allowable of 90 days and that you have been given a correctly dated entry stamp by Namibian Immigration officials, as this will be checked on departure. Overstaying the time granted or an incorrect or missing entry stamp could lead to detention, arrest and a fine. If you intend to work (which includes volunteering) or stay in Namibia for a period of more than 90 days, you must get a visa from the Namibian High Commission in London before you travel.

Travelling with children (under 18)

Namibia introduced new immigration rules in 2016 relating to travel with children. In addition to valid passports, parents travelling with children (under 18) should at all times carry the original or certified copy of the unabridged birth certificate. The full unabridged birth certificate should list the child’s details and both parents’ details. The abridged (short) birth certificate which only lists the child’s particulars won’t be accepted by the Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration.

Adults travelling with children where they are not the biological or legal guardians of those children, should be in possession of an affidavit statement from the child’s parents giving consent for their travel. If a child is travelling with only one parent, the other parent should give consent for travel in the form of an affidavit.

Unaccompanied children may be required to provide in addition to a valid passport:

  • proof of consent from one or both parents/legal guardians in the form of an affidavit
  • a letter from the person receiving the child including their residential address where the child will be staying

Contact your nearest Namibian High Commission if you have any specific questions about your trip.

If your child was born in the UK, you can order a full unabridged birth certificate online via GOV.UK.

Travelling with children via a South African airport

If you’re transiting through a South African airport with children, see our South Africa travel advice page for information and advice about the documents you’ll need to carry.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.