VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Namibia
For travel in Namibia for the purpose of tourism for a period of not more than 3 months, citizens of Russia do not need to apply for a visa in advance. It will be placed at the place of arrival. To do this, you must have a passport with at least two blank pages, valid for a period of at least 6 months after the end of the planned trip, and a return ticket. The visa is valid for three months from the date of arrival in the country. It is also possible to extend the visa, for this you need to contact the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Namibia.
There are no restrictions on the import of national and foreign currencies and the export of foreign currency. The export of the national currency is limited to 50 thousand Namibian dollars. Persons over 16 years of age can import duty-free up to 2 liters of wine, up to 1 liter of spirits, up to 400 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 50 grams of tobacco, up to 50 ml of perfume and up to 250 ml of eau de toilette and gifts worth no more than 50 thousand Namibian dollars, including goods purchased in duty-free shops during the flight.
The import of canned meat products, drugs and explosives is prohibited. When importing weapons and hunting equipment, a temporary import permit must be issued at the place of arrival. In order to avoid unnecessary problems when crossing the border, it is recommended to import no more than 1 rifle and 1 shotgun. It is worth remembering that in Namibia it is forbidden to use any types of manual and automatic weapons and crossbows for hunting. The export of hunting trophies is possible only with the appropriate permission of the Department of Wildlife Conservation. It is forbidden to export more than two animals of the same species during the year, in addition, it is necessary to consult in advance with the customs services of the countries where the trophies will be exported about the rules for importing such goods.
Embassy in Namibia
Namibia, embassy in Moscow
Polyanka metro station, 2nd Kazachiy per., 7.
Tel. (499) 230-32-75.
Fax: (499) 230-22-74.
Namibia, Russian Embassy in the country:
Windhoek, st. Christian, d. 4.
Tel. (264-61) 228-671.
Fax: (264-61) 229-061.
Communication in Namibia
On the streets of Namibian cities there are pay phones that work with coins and cards. You can make an international call from a pay phone. Cards are sold in supermarkets, post offices, tobacconists and gas stations. You can also call abroad from public telephone offices and from hotel rooms, but the rates in hotels are much higher. When calling between cities within the country, it is worth remembering that 0 is added to city codes.
In order to call from Russia to Namibia, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 264 (Namibia code) – city code – subscriber number. The telephone code of Windhoek is 61, Lüderitz is 63, Swakopmund is 64, Oshakati is 65, Ochiwarongo is 67.
To call from Namibia to Russia, you need to dial 00 – 7 (Russia code) – area code – subscriber number.
Emergency Phones in Namibia
Rescue Service – 081-112
Police – 10-111 Windhoek
Ambulance and Fire Department – 211-111
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year
March 21 – Independence Day
May 1 – Labor
Day May 4 – Day of Remembrance for the Fallen at the Battle of Kassinga
May 25 – Africa Day
August 26 – Heroes Day
December 10 – International Human Rights Day
December 25 – Christmas
According to medicinelearners, shops are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:00 and Saturday from 8:00 to 13:00.
In restaurants, if the cost of service is not included in the bill, you can leave a tip in the amount of 5% of the amount indicated on the bill.
Namibians are very good-natured towards tourists.
Before traveling to Namibia, it is highly recommended to take out international health insurance. The country is at risk of contracting diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, poliomyelitis, tetanus, typhoid fever, meningococcal meningitis, tuberculosis, schistosomiasis (a parasitic disease) and severe malaria (P. falciparum) (throughout the year – in the northern, northwestern and northeastern regions, from November to June – in Kaokoveld, Etosha National Park, the Otavi mountains and in the east of the country). Swimming in local freshwater bodies should be avoided (to avoid schistosomiasis), prevent malaria a week before the trip, during it and for four weeks after the trip, use insect repellents, make sure that the windows of the rooms are protected with mosquito nets, as well as, Due to the high level of insolation, protect the skin from sunlight. It should not be forgotten that the level of HIV-infected people is high among the local population.
Tap water is considered safe to drink, but bottled water is recommended for drinking during the first weeks of your stay in Namibia.