Last update 18 August 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 4: Termination warning throughout the country (except in case of extreme necessity)
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Regular passport: visa not required
Diplomatic passport: visa not required
Official passport: visa not required
Republic of Namibia
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Windhoek. Bulgarian citizens residing in Namibia on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria
Address: 1071 Church street, 0083 Hatfield, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Telephone: +27 12 342 37 20; +27 12342 79 41
Fax: +27 12 342 37 21
Working hours: Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00
Mobile: +27 79 893 7336 — hotline for emergencies and urgent cases during out-of-hours, holidays and weekends.
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Namibia in Vienna, Austria is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of Namibia in Vienna
Address: Zuckerkandlgasse 2, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Telephone: +43 1 402 9371
Fax: +43 1 402 9370
Working hours: Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 13:00
E-mail: [email protected]
In general, there is no reason to issue a warning against travelling to Namibia and the known tourist destinations in the central and northern regions: Sossusvlei, Etoshapfanne, Namib, Kalahari, KapriviZipfel, where the safety of their visitors is assumed to be assured.
There are no particular risks for foreigners, but more caution is advised in big cities. Increased caution is required when travelling around the country. There have already been attacks on tourists.
Be especially careful after nightfall, when it is not recommended to travel by car.
Specifics of the legislation:
Demonstrative displays of intimacy between the sexes, as well as displays of homosexuality, are not tolerated in society.
In general, medical care in Namibia's hospitals does not meet European standards. Service is better in large public hospitals and private clinics.
Particularly high number of AIDS infected and HIV positive cases!
High population mortality. Special precautions are needed.
Recommended vaccines and personal hygiene advice:
There are no requirements to have vaccines when entering the country.
For up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines you may contact the Regional Health Inspectorates in the country. Yellow fever vaccine is administered at the following regional health inspectorates: Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate; Varna RHI; Burgas RHI; Pleven RHI; Plovdiv RHI; Blagoevgrad RHI and Ruse RHI.
The import of local currency of up to 50 thousand Namibian dollars is allowed.
It is advisable to carry euro, US dollars, cheques and credit cards, which are accepted almost everywhere in the country.
You can import duty-free up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250 grams of tobacco, 1 litre of wine and 1 litre of concentrated alcohol.
The road traffic in Namibia is in the left lane. International driving licence is required.
Good condition of airports, rail transport and road network.
Use caution when traveling inland.
Avoid driving at night.
For long taxi journeys, ask for the fare in advance.
Maintain strict personal hygiene.
Be careful when eating fresh fruit and vegetables.
Drink only bottled water.
Stock up on the medicines you need before traveling.
Attention! Sometimes scorpions appear in Etosha Park.
Bring a photocopy of your passport and personal documents and leave the originals in the hotel safe.
Namibian dollar (NAD)
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens traveling to Namibia (holders of regular, official and diplomatic passports) need a visa, which can be obtained at the Namibian Embassy in Vienna.
Starting from 14 June 2019 visas for Bulgarian citizens will be available at the entry point. HERE
An international passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the country is the travel document.
Traveling of children
There are no specific requirements, but it is advisable for children to travel with separate passports.
Certifications and legalizations
Namibia is a party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions all documents issued by the authorities in Namibia to Bulgarian citizens should be endorsed with the Apostille of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Namibia.
Thereafter, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized Translation Agency in Bulgaria, and the translation certified by the Department of Certification and Legalization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.
European Emergency Travel Document
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in Windhoek.