Namibia Travel Advice, Embassies & Tourist Offices

Travel Advice

Last updated: 30 January 2015

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit

The Namibian government has announced that, with the exception of Namibian citizens and residents, travellers arriving from countries affected by Ebola virus disease will not be allowed entry into Namibia. Those who are allowed to enter will be subject to screening.

Avoid driving outside towns at night as wildlife and stray livestock pose a serious hazard.

There is a growing level of violent street crime affecting foreign tourists, particularly in Windhoek.

If travelling along the Caprivi Strip, stick to the well-travelled routes.

You should carry identification with you at all times. A photocopy of the relevant pages from your passport is sufficient.

There is a low threat from terrorism.

Most visits to Namibia are trouble-free.