I have Bulgarian citizenship and permanent residence address in Germany, and I will travel to Botswana for a 10 day trip (scientific conference). The site of our Ministry of External affairs states that I don't need a visa for Botswana.

However, I have to change planes at Windhoek International Airport. Our ministry's site states that I need a visa if I want to visit Namibia, but does not say anything about transit.

I tried to find out on https://skyteam.traveldoc.aero/, but did not find a way to input my correct flight details with the layover. So do I need a visa for my travel?

If I have to get the visa, do I get it from a consulate in Germany, or for the consulate accredited for Bulgarians (which is in Vienna)?


Searching Timatic with your specific details I get this:

Transit - Namibia (NA)


Visa required.

TWOV (Transit Without Visa):

Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

Subject to these conditions, you don't need a visa to transit in Namibia.

  • Thank you! I found earlier questions of this type with a reference to Timatic, but the link was broken. When I searched for "timatic" on the Web, I found the link I posted in the question body, and couldn't find a way to enter the transit information there. This one worked for me too.
    – rumtscho
    Oct 27 '18 at 15:10

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.