Last update 21 June 2019Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Republic of Namibia
The Republic of Bulgaria has no embassy in Windhoek. For any consular issues, all Bulgarian citizens (staying either short-term or long-term) in Namibia, can refer to the Bulgarian Embassy in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa.
Embassy of Bulgaria in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Address: 1071, Church St., 0083 Hatfield, Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Tel.: +27 12 342 37 20, +27 12 342 79 41
Fax: +27 12 342 37 21
Office hours: 09.00 – 12.00 (Mon to Fri)
Mobile tel.: +27 79 893 7336 - for urgent and emergency cases outside office hours, holidays and weekends
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Namibia in Vienna, Austria has been accredited for Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Namibia in Vienna, Republic of Austria
Address: 2, Zuckerkandlgasse, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: + 43 1 402 9371
Fax: + 43 1 402 9370
Hours: 09.00 – 13.00 (Mon to Fri)
E-mail: [email protected]
Namibian Dollar (NAD).
Criminality rate and security
There are no general reasons against travelling to Namibia and its popular tourist destinations in the central and northern regions: Sossusvlei, Etoshapfanne, Namib, Kalahari, KapriviZipfel, where it is assumed that the safety of visitors is guaranteed.
There are no special risks for foreign citizens, but more caution is recommended in major cities. Caution is required when travelling around the country. There have been some attacks on tourists.
Be extra careful at night. It is not recommended to travel by car at night.
Demonstration of closeness between the sexes, and acts of homosexuality are not tolerated in Namibian society.
You can import to Namibia cash amounts up to 50,000 NAD.
You are advised to carry cash in EUR and USD, cheques and credit cards on you, which are accepted everywhere in the country.
You can import up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250g of tobacco and 1 litre of wine and 1 litre of spirits, duty-free.
It is right-hand drive in Namibia. An international driving licence is required.
There are good airport, rail and road networks.
Generally, health care in hospitals in Namibia does not meet European standards.
Service at large state hospitals and private clinics is better.
The rate of HIV-infected and HIV-positive people is very high!
Mortality rates are high. Special precautions are necessary.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Namibia (holders of ordinary, official or diplomatic passports) need a visa, which they can obtain from the Embassy of Namibia in Vienna.
You need a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of your entry into Namibia.
Special immunizations are not required to enter the country.
The latest information on vaccines necessary for Namibia can be obtained from the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, tel. +359 2944 69 99 221.
There are no special requirements, but it is advisable for children to travel with separate passports.
Be careful when travelling within the country.
Avoid travelling by car at night.
For long journeys by taxi, negotiate the tariff in advance.
Maintain strict personal hygiene.
Be careful when eating fresh fruit and vegetables.
Drink only bottled water.
Before travelling, make sure you have the medications you will need.
Warning! Sometimes scorpions can be seen in Etosha Park.
Carry a photocopy of your passport and personal documents on you and leave the originals in a safe at your hotel.
In cases of emergency - damaged, lost or stolen passport - Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document from an Embassy of a Member-State of the EU in Windhoek.
Certifications and Legalisations
Namibiais a party to the Hague Convention for abolishing the requirement of legalisation for foreign public documents.
For all Bulgarian citizens’ documents, issued by Namibian authorities, to be valid in Bulgaria and to be recognised by Bulgarian institutions, they need an ‘Apostille’ from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Namibia.
Thus prepared, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria, and the translation needs to be certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria.