Here you will find important tips and useful information for Namibia.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
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)
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
The South African Rand is likewise a common currency in Namibia.
Eros/Windhoek, P.O. Box 9298
Tel. +264 81 127 93 88
9.00 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 11.00 h (Sat)
8.30 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.30 - 13.00 h (Sat)
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
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.
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
230 volt / adapter required
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.
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