South African passport holders visiting Namibia for conference and meetings purposes no longer require a visa.
The Conference and Meetings Visa, which was introduced in March, is now considered a tourist visa and is therefore not a requirement for South African passport holders, who do not require a tourist visa to enter Namibia.
Cristina Cicognani, area manager Cape Town for Namibia Tourism, told eTNW: “The requirement introduced in March basically separated visitors entering Namibia for meetings and conferencing reasons from those visiting as tourists. They will now be merged and no visa is required for either travelling purpose.”
The following is a list of possible reasons for visiting Namibia for holiday or tourism purposes and therefore do not require a visa:
· Visiting friends or relatives
· Attending workshops (not as facilitator)
· Attending meetings
· Exploring business opportunities
· Medical treatment
· Any other purpose other than employment of any kind
Persons from countries that are exempted from visa requirements need not apply for a visa before travelling to Namibia but will get a Visitor’s Entry Permit (VEP) at the port of entry with a condition clearly indicating the purpose of such visit.