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 www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Last updated: 08 February 2013
There are no travel restrictions in place in this travel advice for Namibia.
• 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.
• Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. Most visits to Namibia are trouble-free, but travellers should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Tel: 020 7008 1500. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice