Travel advice for Namibia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Namibia.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Namibia dollar NAD

Currency exchange rate

NAD 100 = ~ CHF 7.10 ; CHF 1 = ~ NAD 14.08 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

National language

Official language

English

Language capabilities

German

Capital

Windhoek

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

230 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay (at least still 2 empty pages necessary), return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Eros/Windhoek, P.O. Box 9298
Tel. +264 81 127 93 88

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 11.00 h (Sat)

Stores

8.30 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • International driver's licence required for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Observe elementary safety precautions.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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