New Namibia visa requirement for SA business travellers
South African business travellers to Namibia are required to apply for a visa at the Namibian High Commission in Pretoria as part of the country’s new visa regulations.
The cost of the visa is R80 for the handling fees and R390 for the visa itself. The processing time is between two and three working days.
A spokesperson for the High Commission told eTNW that all corporates travelling to Namibia for business meetings or to present at a conference in Namibia can apply for a business visa in Pretoria.
Cristina Cicognani, area manager Cape Town for Namibia Tourism, told eTNW however that the Namibian government has now started to clamp down on this requirement and are actively interviewing travellers entering the country. Whereas before corporate travellers often indicated that they would come to Namibia for leisure to avoid the hassle of applying for a business visa, this is now no longer possible, she explained.