The Namibian government requires tourists to obtain a Tourist Visa for Namibia in order to enter the country, either on or prior to arrival.  On this page you will find:

  • Different Visa Categories
  • Which nationalities require a visa
  • Passport requirements
  • Types of visas for tourists
  • How to pay for your visa
  • The current fees for the different visas
  • Links to the relevant government visa websites

For current Covid travel requirements into Namibia and Southern Africa, please read through the Covid travel information page. Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is required to enter only if travellers have been to a country with risk of yellow fever transmission or in transit for 12 hours or longer.

Different Namibian Tourist Visa Categories

Holiday/Visitor’s Visa

Nationalities that Require a Tourist Visa

Visit the Namibian Tourism Board Website for more information.

Passport Requirements to enter Namibia

  • A passport valid for at least 6 months after your date of arrival
  • Sufficient blank page in your passport for the entry visa
  • If flying into Namibia, you must be able to produce a Return/Onward Ticket
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay, particularly if arriving by land/boat.

Types of Namibian Tourist Visas

Holiday/Visitor’s Visa – All nationals arriving in Namibia for the purpose of tourism must obtain a visa on arrival.  Visa is valid for three months from date of issue, and can be renewed for an additional three months at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Windhoek.

Purchasing a Visa in Namibia

For nationals of countries that have a Visa-Exemption Agreement with Namibia, there is no cost for a visa.

For nationals of countries that do not have a Visa-Exemption Agreement with Namibia, visas can be purchased on arrival at any Port of Entry.  Therefore, nationals of the following countries MUST PURCHASE a visa on arrival:

Belarus, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, Czech Republic, Hungary, Mexico, Moldova, Nicaragua, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Venezuela, Vietnam, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Ukraine.

Current Fee Structure for Namibia Visas*

Holiday / Visitor’s Visa** – N$600.00 (up to 90 days per annum only)

Transit Visa*** – N$ 600.00 (Valid for 72 hours)

* Please confirm the current visa price prior to travel.

** Free for Countries that have Visa Exemption Agreements with Namibia

*** Additional Requirements – Proof of Final Destination, Proof of Sufficient Funds While In Transit

Useful Links:

The following links will help you obtain your Tourist Visa for Namibia and other important information.

Namibian Tourism Visa Information:

Namibian Holiday and Transit Visa Fees,for%2090%20days)

Namibian Immigration Documents Required

Namibian Diplomatic Missions Abroad

Department of Immigration Control and Citizenship