Namibia Visa Information

Updated: 26th September 2023

Visa Procurement

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Namibia.

African countries are in a continual state of political flux and visa requirements can change overnight. It is essential that you check visa requirements of every country you will be visiting in Africa with the local embassy, consulate or a reputable visa handling company for the most up to date visa information before you travel.

Namibia Visa requirements

Most nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders, do not require a visa to visit Namibia for up to 90 days.

If you are a passport holder of another nationality, check Project Visa for more information on visa requirements for Namibia.

Transiting through South Africa

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

Under 18s Travelling To Namibia

Parents travelling to Namibia with children (under 18) will be asked to show the child’s unabridged (full) birth certificate which lists the child’s details and both parents’ details. Abridged (short) birth certificates which only list the child’s details and uncertified copies of birth certificates will not be accepted.

Where only one parent is accompanying a child, a parental consent affidavit is required and there are other requirements for children travelling unaccompanied or with adults who are not their parents.

If you are travelling with children (under 18) it is essential that you contact your nearest Namibian Embassy for further information relating to these regulations. If you do not carry the correct documentation you will not be allowed to enter the country. Obtaining the correct paperwork is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours.

See Also

To help you plan your trip to Namibia, check out the following useful resources:

Best Places to Visit - National parks and more not to be missed
Best Time to Visit - Namibia's climate and seasons
Top Travel Tips - information about money, food and vaccinations
About Overland Safaris - what to expect on an overland expedition in Africa
About Lodge Safaris - all you need to know about lodge accommodated safaris
Safari Wildlife Guide - where to find Africa's most iconic wildlife
Spotting Africa's Big 5 - our guide to the Big 5 and the best places to find them