Visa policy of Namibia

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The Government of Namibia allows citizens of specific countries and territories to travel to Namibia for tourism or business purposes for three months with an ordinary passport, and diplomatic and service passports without having to obtain a visa. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Namibia will soon start issuing African passport holders with visas on arrival at ports of entry as a first step towards the eventual abolition of all visa requirements for all Africans.[1][2]

Namibia is expected to become part of the universal KAZA visa.[3]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Namibia

Visa exempt citizens[edit]

Holders of ordinary passports issued by the following 55 jurisdictions can enter Namibia without a visa for a maximum stay of 3 months within one calendar year:[4][5]

1 - including holders of MSAR passports and MSAR Travel Permits.
2 - including all classes of British nationality.

Holders of diplomatic, official or service passports issued to nationals of Ghana, Congo, India, Nigeria, Poland, Rwanda,[9] Turkey and Venezuela do not require a visa to enter Namibia. African holders of diplomatic or official passports are exempted from Namibian visas.[10]

Visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and service passports was signed with  Vietnam in 2013 but has not yet come into force.[11]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Namibia were from the following countries of nationality:[12]

Country 2016 2015 2014 2013
 Angola 420,763 492,866 519,191 477,828
 South Africa 355,391 381,854 329,850 317,563
 Zambia 240,117 168,899 167,407 167,044
 Germany 124,152 93,939 91,900 84,121
 Zimbabwe 87,181 78,205 67,809 62,778
 Botswana 54,960 50,908 40,311 36,556
 United Kingdom 32,712 27,365 29,016 25,351
 United States 28,659 26,339 25,291 21,884
 France 23,794 20,598 20,549 16,837
 Netherlands 20,596 14,539 12,015 10,782
Total 1,574,148 1,519,618 1,477,593 1,372,602

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Namibia lightens visa requirements | IOL". Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  2. ^ "Namibia set to abolish visas for all Africans". News24. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  3. ^ "Kaza UniVisa to include Angola, Botswana and Namibia". Tourism Update. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  4. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  5. ^ Visa Requirements for Foreigners Travelling to Namibia Archived 2011-07-04 at the Wayback Machine. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Namibia
  6. ^ Namibia: Geingob Wraps Up Indonesian Visit, Heads to China
  7. ^ Namibia exempts Jamaica from visas
  8. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1991/10/monstate.pdf
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Only African holders of diplomatic or official passports are exempted from Namibian visas". New Era Newspaper Namibia. 2016-05-29. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  11. ^ https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnam-namibia-enhance-relations-in-fields/131391.vnp
  12. ^ Tourist Statistical Report 2016