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Last verified: Saturday, 11. July 2020 at 07:20 AM

Namibia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Namibia

Local Situation: 3.2 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Namibia. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.2 / 5

Namibia shares a land border with 4 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Namibia), the Advisory Index is 3.2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: South Africa (3.6), Botswana (3.2), Zambia with 3.2 and Angola with 3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Namibia

There are currently 668 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Namibia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Namibia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Namibia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Namibia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Namibia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.2 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Namibia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/namibia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - I många hänseenden är Namibia ett tryggt land, men brottsligheten är på väg upp. Iaktta allmän försiktighet, speciellt i trafiken. Kontrollera behov av vaccination.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/NA

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/namibia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Namibia is in lockdown until further notice due to COVID-19. International travel to and from Namibia is banned and the borders are closed. Domestic travel is permitted with certain conditions. If you go out in public you will be required to wear a facemask at all times. If you're staying in Namibia, follow the advice of local authorities, minimise your risk ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/namibia

Individual rating changes for Namibia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Namibia. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Namibia changed from 3.0 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Namibia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Namibia changed from 2.2 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Namibia to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Namibia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Namibia changed from 1.8 to 2.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Namibia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Namibia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Namibia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Namibia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Namibia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Namibia with a rating of 2.0.

About Namibia

Namibia with its capital Windhoek is a country in Africa (Southern Africa), slightly more than half the size of Alaska (825,418 km²). The country is located Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa. The climate can be described as desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic. The landscape is mostly high plateau; Namib Desert along coast; Kalahari Desert in east. With a population of about 2.06 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Windhoek
Population about 2.06 million
Size 825.418 km²
Size comparable to slightly more than half the size of Alaska
Common languages Afrikaans, German, English, Herero, Nauru
Currency Dollar (short: NAD)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +264
Internet Top Level Domain .na
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 NA
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 NAM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 516

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Namibia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • desertification
  • land degradation has led to few conservation areas
  • limited natural freshwater resources
  • wildlife poaching

Natural hazzards

  • prolonged periods of drought

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Namibia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beverages
  2. copper
  3. dairy products
  4. diamonds
  5. fish processing
  6. lead
  7. meatpacking
  8. mining
  9. pasta
  10. silver

Agriculture products

  1. fish
  2. grapes
  3. livestock
  4. millet
  5. peanuts
  6. sorghum

Namibian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Namibia.

Export products

  1. cattle
  2. copper
  3. diamonds
  4. gold
  5. lead
  6. mollusks
  7. uranium
  8. white fish
  9. zinc

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. equipment
  3. foodstuffs
  4. fuel
  5. machinery
  6. petroleum products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Namibia?

Namibia is currently rated at 3,2 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Namibia.

Is it safe to travel Namibia in 2020?

Visiting the country Namibia is usually fine. The score is at 3,2 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Namibia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Namibia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Namibia?

There are currently 668 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Namibia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Namibia.

What is the size of Namibia?

Namibia has a size of 825,418 km² or 318,696 mi² which is slightly more than half the size of Alaska.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.