News on new regulations regarding travelling with minors and / or minors travelling on their own has been circulating.
The regulations concerned have in fact been part of Namibian legislation since 2016.
Please see the below Home Affairs Statement, dated 16 December 2016:
Travelling abroad with children
As the festive season is upon us, we are aware that many people will be travelling in and out of Namibia. In order to assist travellers to meet requirements of the laws of some of their countries of destination, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration strongly advises travellers as follows regarding travelling with children under the age of 18:
- Travellers should at all times carry unabridged (full) birth certificates of the children, in addition to the children's passports;
- Adults travelling with children that are not their biological children should be in possession of an affidavit (sworn statement deposed to before a commissioner of oaths) from the child's parents where the child's parents consent that the child may travel with the particular traveller;
- When a child is travelling with anyone other than his or her own parents... [read more: Travel regulations for minor]