Namibia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import by:
1. passengers of 18 years of age or older:
- 400 cigarettes and 50 cigars and 250 grams of tobacco;
- 2 liters of wine and 1 liter of spirits or liquor;
2. all passengers:
- 50 milliliters of perfume and 250 milliliters of eau de toilette;
- other gift articles up to a value of NAD 1,250.-.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

Passengers are advised to apply for an import permit prior to arrival. The application form Pol 573 has to be forwarded via email to [email protected].
The import permit will be issued on arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport after verification and approval by the Namibian Police Force Officer.
If not applying in advance, passengers can experience delays in the procedure to obtain the import permit. Based on the documents required the officer will decide whether the permit will be issued or not.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

An import permit is required.

Additional Information on regulations:

Import allowances apply once a month to residents who have been out of Namibia for more than 48 hours. Returning Namibian residents who have been abroad for less than 6 months must declare all watches and fur garments, purchased abroad or in a duty free shop in Namibia.
Plants and plant material: most kinds of flower seeds, small quantities of vegetable seeds and single bouquets of flowers may be imported without a license. An import permit required for selected products (incl. honey).

Export regulations:

Export permit may be required for export of minerals, agricultural products etc.


Cats and dogs require an import permit, veterinary health certificate and a rabies vaccination given at least 30 days and at most 12 months before arrival.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Namibia.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Namibia.


Currency Import regulations:

Residents and non-residents: local currency (Namibian Dollar - NAD): NAD 50,000.- in Namibia Reserve Banknotes. Foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: unlimited, if declared on arrival.

No limit for travel between Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.

Currency Export regulations:

Residents: local currency: NAD 50,000.- in Namibia Reserve Banknotes. Foreign currencies, traveler's cheques, bank drafts etc.: Limits per calendar year per person (12 years of age and over), for travel to:
- Angola, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe: NAD 20,000.-; per child under 12 years: NAD 5,000.-. Max. NAD 1,000.- per day spent abroad.
- all other countries: NAD 60,000.-; per child under 12 years: NAD 20,000.-. Max. NAD 2,000.- per day spent abroad.
Non-residents: local currency: NAD 50,000.-. Foreign currencies and traveler's cheques: up to the amounts imported and declared if departure is within 12 months of entry.

No limit for travel between Botswana, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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