Official Travel Advice for Namibia
Safety and security section (Road travel) – addition of information about International Driving Permits
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
Avoid driving outside towns at night as wildlife and stray livestock pose a serious hazard. See Road travel
There is a growing level of violent street crime affecting foreign tourists, particularly in Windhoek. See Crime
If travelling along the Zambezi region, stick to the well-travelled routes. See Local travel
You should carry identification with you at all times. Unless you need to have your passport with you for immigration purposes or passing through security checkpoints, leave it in your hotel safe and carry a photocopy for ID.
Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Namibia, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
Most visits to Namibia are trouble-free.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Namibia
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 984,000 in 2010
English (official language) 7%
Afrikaans (de facto official language) 6.6%