Entry Requirements

All visitors must be in possession of a valid passport, and temporary residence permits for visitors are issued on arrival and allow tourists a period of 90 days in the county. Bona fide tourists and business travellers of the following countries are exempted from visa requirements: Angola, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, China (Hong Kong SAR) with British National Overseas passport holder and China (Hong Kong Special Adminstration Region) passport holder, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Macau SAR, Mozambique, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zimbabwe. Visitors are, however, advised to confirm visa requirements with their travel agent.

 

Air Travel

The Windheok International Airport, 45km (28 miles) west of the capital, is the mojor point of entry into Namibia. Eros Airport, 4km (2.5 miles) from the city centre, is served by regional flights. Air Namibia, the national carrier, has regular scheduled flights to Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop, Luderitz, Mokuti Lodge, Ondangwa, Orangemund, Rundu, Swakopmund, Tsumeb and Walvis Bay. There are landing strips throughout the country and air-charter services are available in Windhoek and Swakopmund.

 

What to wear

During the day dress is generally casual, but in some of the more sophisticated hotel restaurants and bars, jeans, T-shirts and slip-slops are not acceptable during the evening when 'smart casual' clothes are the norm.

Early mornings and evenings can be cold during the winter months (May to September), so pack warm clothing such as trousers, long-sleeved shirts, a jersey of anorak. During the hot summer months (October to April) loose-fitting clothes, a wide-rimmed hat and a raincoat are essential. After rain, temperatures drop by quite a few degrees so include a light jersey for the occasional cool summer evening. Mosquitoes can be troublesome during summer, so remember to pack loose-fitting trousers and long-sleeved shirts to protect legs and arms during the evenings. Warm clothing is necessary throughout the year along the coast where fog and chilly breeze can create unpleasant conditions.