Namibia travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Namibia with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Namibia.

Namibia travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Namibia with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Namibia - quick facts
Flight time 13.5 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Oshiwambo, English, Afrikaans
Currency Namibian Dollar, South African Rand
Electricity D + M plug (220V)
Driving side Left

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Namibia weather

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Namibia travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Namibia from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Namibia.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Namibia travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Namibia with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Namibia, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Namibia covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Namibia with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Namibia FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Namibia including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Namibia due to Covid-19?

Namibia is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Namibia.

Check out Ministry of Health, Republic of Namibia for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Namibia?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Namibia. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Namibia from the UK?

The flight time to Namibia from the UK is typically 13.5 hours.

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What is the time difference between Namibia and the UK?

The time difference between Namibia and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Namibia?

The main languages spoken in Namibia are Oshiwambo, English and Afrikaans.

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What is the currency in Namibia?

The currency in Namibia is the Namibian Dollar (NAD) and the South African Rand (ZAR).

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Which plugs are used in Namibia?

Namibia uses electrical plug type D + M (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Namibia?

They drive on the left side of the road in Namibia.

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