Travel Alert: Namibian Embassy scraps business visa for SA passport holders

The Namibian Embassy has released a statement that as of 26 May 2016 South African passport holders travelling to Namibia for the following reasons do not need to apply for a visa:

• Tourism

• Medical treatment

• Attending meetings

• Visiting friends or relatives 

• Attending workshops (not as facilitator)

A Visitor’s Entry (VEP) will be issued at the port of entry with conditions clearly indicating the purpose of such a visa.

Should you be travelling to Namibia for work-related events such as working at subsidiary companies, giving training to local staff, conducting audits, volunteer work etc. a work permit will be required. All work permits must be applied for in Windhoek by the host company on applicant’s behalf.

Please contact your Travel Manager for further updates and advice.