Namibia Vaccinations and Travel Advice

Namibia Vaccinations and Travel Advice

While traveling to Namibia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Going to Namibia means going on an adventure. Whether that may be in the form of visiting lunar plains, red dunes, desert coasts, savannahs, or mountainous landscapes of exceptional beauty, the country offers plenty of opportunities for escaping the daily grind. Hiking in Namibia will lead you to discover a range of wildlife and flora. Namibia is a fascinating cultural melting pot, and its traditions have formed from eclectic cultural influences. Get ready to explore the traces of Herero, Khoi-Khoi, San, Kavango, Ovambo, Afrikan and German civilizations.

While traveling to Namibia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
The vast sands of Namibia

What vaccines do I need for Indonesia in 2021?

The Government of Canada and CDC recommend the following vaccinations for travelling to Indonesia in 2021: MeaslesHepatitis ATyphoidHepatitis BMalariaRabiesYellow Fever, COVID-19.

Recommended travel vaccinations for Namibia

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Namibia

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea
Malarone, Doxycycline or MefloquineRecommended anti-malaria medication

Medical Care in Namibia

In major cities and in Windhoek, it is possible to access good medical care. However, care access proves more difficult in rural areas.  In the event of medical emergencies, you should go to the Roman Catholic HospitalWindhoek Central Hospital, or the Mediclinic Heart Hospital. These establishments offer well-qualified medical personnel. In the event of a serious illness or accident, medical evacuation will be required.

Although Namibia is not a particularly dangerous country, it is essential to ensure that your universal vaccines are up to date and that you bring a pharmacy kit if visiting the country.

Ambulance services can be reached by dialling 264 (61) 10111.

Is Namibia Safe for Travel?

Safety and SecurityDescriptive
CrimeRisk present
FraudNever lose your credit card of sight during a transaction
DemonstrationsMostly occur in Windhoek
Road safetyCaution required in rural areas;
Avoid driving at night
Public transportationOnly use official taxis;
Buses and taxis are available in the capital
LandminesRisk present from the region of Katwiwi to Kongola
Risk levelHigh degree of caution

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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Namibia?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Namibia for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry.

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Embassy of Canada to Namibia information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Namibia (WINDHOEK)
Street Address:
Suite 403, First Floor, Office Tower, Maerua Mall,
Jan Jonker Street, Windhoek, Namibia

Tel.: 264 (61) 251 254
Fax: 264 (61) 251 686

Email: [email protected]

Canadian High Commission to South Africa (Pretoria)
Street Address:
1103 Arcadia Street, Hatfield,
Pretoria, 0083, South Africa

Tel.: 27 (12) 422-3000
Fax: 27 (12) 422-3052

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian High Commission in South Africa.

Click here to access the high commission’s website