Namibia : Factfile


GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from the first Sunday in September to the first Sunday in April)


English is the official language but Afrikaans and German are widely spoken


Namibian Dollar but South African Rands are widely accepted


Air Namibia or British Airways, South African, Virgin Atlantic go via South Africa

Flight time from UK

Approximately 10 hours

Visa requirements

UK, Australian, Canadian, EU and USA passport holders do not require a visa to enter Namibia.

For further information contact the Namibian Embassy:
Tel: 020 7636 6244
Email: [email protected]

Health requirements

There are certain recommended inoculations when travelling to Namibia. You should seek advice regarding inoculations and health precautions from your GP or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known.

The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date advice, as well as the location of your nearest Travel Clinic. Another good website to visit for travel health advice is the NHS website

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