i-con2 Namibia : Border Posts & Entry Formalities

Length of Stay
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 90 days in Namibia if they can produce a return ticket and their passport is valid for at least another 6 months. The visa is issued at arrival. Make sure right then that enough days for your stay have been granted. Possible errors of the border official will eventually go to your account. Overstaying the permitted period can draw drastic fines.

Visa Extension
One has to apply for an extension far ahead of time at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Kasino Street (corner Independence Ave). You must basically prove that you have sufficient funding for a longer stay. Tel 061 2922111.

No proof required for travellers from Europe, uunless you enter from a yellow fever country.

Customs Regulations
Duty-exempt are items for personal use, 1 litre liquor, 2 litres of wine, 50ml perfume, 250ml Eau de Toilette, 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars, 250g tobacco, other new or used items to the value of N$ 2000. All things exceeding this limit including food, are subject to strict tariff regulations. One may not import more than 10 kg meat or meat products, fruit and vegetables. This also applies to travellers from South Africa. Gifts up to a value of 200 N$ and all personal items are duty-free. For questions phone customs in Windhoek: tel 061 2099111.

Border Crossing with a Rental Car
If you travel from Namibia to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia or Zimbabwe in a rented car, you need a written permit by the car rental company.

Road Toll
If you travel to Namibia by car, a cross border charge of 160 N$ is payable as a contribution to road maintenance.

Border Posts
Namibia - Angola
Ruacana: 7:00 - 18:00
Omahenene: 8:00 - 18:00
Oshikango / St. Clara: 8:00 - 18:00
Rundu: 8:00 - 18:00
Namibia - Botswana
Impalila Island: 7:00 - 18:00
Ngoma Bridge: 7:00 - 18:00
Muhembo / Shakawe: 6:00 - 18:00
Buitepos / Mamuno: 7:00 - 18:00
Namibia - Südafrika
Klein Menasse / Rietfontein: 8:00 - 16:30
Ariamsvlei / Nakop: 24 hrs
Vellorsdrift / Onseepkans: 8:00 - 17:00
Noordoewer / Vioolsdrift: 24 hrs
Oranjemund / Alexander Bay: 6:00 - 22:00
Sendelingsdrift: 8:00 - 17:00
Mata Mata: 8:00 – 16:30 (Südafrikanische Zeit)
Namibia - Zambia
Wanela (Katima Mulilo) / Sesheke: 6:00 - 17:00

Vehicle Import
Long-term travellers can bring their own vehicle. Transport from Europe in a container to Walvis Bay or Cape Town costs around 3000 US$. The shipment takes 3 to 4 weeks and you must bring a Carnet de Passages from your national AA. It is valid for a year and can be extended for another year. You can unfortunately not sell the vehicle at the end of your journey, but have to take it back to your home country. This also applies to other countries in southern Africa, which all belong to a customs union.