ICM Africa Regional ConferenceMidwives leading the way for quality and equity in AfricaWindhoek - Namibia / September 12 - 14, 2019
ICM Africa Regional Conference
Immigration and Health Requirements
All participants arriving in Namibia must hold Valid National Passports (at least 6 months before expiring date) and must furthermore have at least one unused visa page when presented for endorsements. Holders of ordinary passports issued by the following 55 jurisdictions can enter Namibia without a visa for a maximum stay of 3 months within one calendar year.
A visa processing fee on N$1800.00 will be required.
The Namibian Department of Health reviewed its yellow fever vaccination requirements policy, which have been effective from 01 October 2011. In terms of both the Namibian Department of Health and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and policies pertaining to Yellow Fever, a Vaccination Certificate from travellers over one year of age entering Namibia from yellow fever endemic regions is required. Visitors who travel through or disembark in these Yellow Fever Endemic areas are required to be vaccinated against the disease before entering Namibia.
List of countries for which a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for entry into Namibia:
United Republic of Tanzania
Democratic Republic of Congo
The conference venue, Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre as well as the Khomas Region, is Malaria free. If you plan to travel outside the region be aware of Malaria areas in the country. If you plan further travels in a Malaria zone, consult your travel doctor to prescribe the most appropriate anti-Malaria agent for your purposes.
Health Care: Travel Insurance
As with all international travel, it is strongly advised that delegates are adequately covered by international health insurance for the duration of the meeting. Delegates are therefore informed that they should obtain medical travel insurance from a reputable organization . Such insurance will ensure a trouble free trip should medical treatment be required. Delegates are further advised that medical treatment at private facilities in Namibia is expensive, with public facilities also levying charges for services rendered.
Hospitalization to either a state or private healthcare facility is for the account of the patient.
All delegates must, after they have collected their entire luggage, proceed to the Customs declaration channels with their personal luggage to make a Customs Declaration to the officers manning the channels. Persons who have nothing to declare, have goods that fall within their duty free allowances and do not carry any prohibited or restricted goods, commercial goods or goods carried on behalf of another person may proceed to the Green Channel. In all other instances or where a traveler is not sure, the Red Channel should be selected.
Please note that all fresh produce, fruit, vegetables, seeds, plants, bulbs, tubers, cut flowers, cuttings of plants, honey, eggs, milk, cheese and all meat products are restricted from importation into Namibia. Should any participant wish to import such, arrangements should be made with the Namibian Department of Agriculture for the importation of such.
The importation of medication is strictly controlled. You may import one month’s supply of medication for personal use, provided that you are in possession of a prescription issued by a registered physician. Habits forming drugs, physiographic substances as well as counterfeit goods (goods which infringe intellectual property rights) are strictly prohibited for importation into Namibia.
Persons from the media or exhibitors in possession of cameras as well as other equipment carried as accompanied passenger luggage are advised to import such under cover of an ATA Carnet in order to avoid unnecessary delays.
Payment of Customs Duties and VAT may be made in Namibian dollars or by means of a credit card.