​Getting There – Namibia

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

There are few direct flights to Namibia, and most people have a stopover in O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Some of the main airlines flying to Johannesburg have add-on connections. This often includes an overnight in Johannesburg.

Namibia's main airport is Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH), located 40km/25mi east of Windhoek, the capital. Onward travel is either by small aircraft or car. Because of the excellent roads and safety in Namibia, many people choose the self-drive option. In most other cases, your local tour operator will arrange pick-up from the airport and all further transportation as part of the tour.

Flights & Airlines to Namibia

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Namibia and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Airlines & Flights in Namibia

  • FlyNamibia (Offers domestic flights from Windhoek to Ondangwa, Rundu and Katima Mulilo; its Safari Route Schedule connects Windhoek to Swakopmund, Sossusvlei and Etosha)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Namibian embassy/high commission to verify that the information below is current.

  • A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for at least six months.
  • All foreign visitors will need to carry a return or onward ticket.
  • Citizens from most countries do not require a visa and will get a 30-day entry permit on arrival.
  • Children (under 18 years of age) must have a certified copy of their full, unabridged birth certificate as well as a valid passport to enter Namibia. If a child is traveling with only one parent, or no parents, the child must have an affidavit from the missing parent(s), which gives their consent for the child to travel.
  • For more information, including COVID-19 related entry requirements (if any), please check the website of your local Namibian embassy/high commission or the government travel advisories below:

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