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Annexe 6:Foreign Tour Operators

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Foreign Tour Operators means persons conducting business from a base elsewhere than in Namibia and providing services for bringing tourists from a foreign country to tourist destinations within Namibia.


The requirements for registration and the obligations to be complied with by registered operators are as prescribed in Annexe 6





For registration as a foreign tour operator, the operator of the business must conduct business from a base in a foreign country  provide a service for brining tourists to tourist destinations within Namibia.






An operator must be in possession of insurance cover as prescribed, which is obtained either from a registered insurer in Namibia or from an insurer registered in accordance with the laws of another country and providing equal cover for an event occurring in Namibia.





A foreign tour operator who uses a motor vehicle which is not registered and licensed in Namibia under the Road Traffic and Transport Act for a tour through any part of Namibia, must ensure:





that the vehicle has a current roadworthy certificate or other similar document issued by a competent authority of the country where the operator is based as prescribed in section 58(4)(B) of the Road Traffic and Transport Act.





that in respect of any tour undertaken to Namibia which constitutes cross-border road transport in accordance with the provisions of Part II of Chapter 6 of the Road Traffic and Transport Act, a cross-border permit as required by those provisions as held by the operator.
4. An Operator Must Ensure:




that every person employed to accompany and provide services to clients on a tour in Namibia who is not a Namibian citizen is authorised by an appropriate permit or other authorisation issued under the immigration laws of Namibia to perform work of the kind in question in Namibia







that every person employed to drive a motor vehicle transport clients in Namibia is in Possession of a valid driver's licence issued under the Road Traffic and Transport Act, or a valid driver's licence or other document authorising the driving of a motor vehicle of the class in question which in terms of section 41 of the Road Traffic and Transport Act is deemed to be a driver's licence for the purposes of that Act;






if transport of tourism is provided by means of a motor vehicle in respect of which an operator card is required to be held in accordance Chapter 6 of the Road Traffic and Transport Act, that a valid operator card is displayed on that motor vehicle in the manner prescribed by that Act; and




  that every vehicle used for transporting client carries in a read accessible position




a first-aid kit; and




a fire extinguisher.




The operator or at least one employee of the operator must be in possession of a recognised first-aid certificate and such person must accompany clients and be attendance for the duration of a tour.




Every vehicle used for conveying clients in Namibia, Whether owned by the operator or hired, must bear




clear identification of the operator's business on both sides of the vehicle; and




the Board's disc as required by the regulations.


7. If tour includes outdoor camping, the following must be provided to clients


  accommodation in tents or other suitable structures, each of which must be provided with




a camping bed for other each person, fitted with a mattress sleeping bag; and




an appropriate means of lighting;




a lockable container for the safekeeping of valuables of clients;




suitable washing and cooking facilities;




equipment and facilities reasonably required for the comfort and leisure of clients; and




suitable toilet and sanitation facilities.


Annexe No.  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  

Further Information


Requirements in Respect of Aircraft Used for Activities

Acquiring a New Aircraft Vehicle or Vessel

Application for Registration of a Regulated Business

Application and Registration Fees

Certificate of Registration, Discs and Displaying of

Namibia Tourism Board Introduction

Definitions of:


Recognised First-Aid Certificate

First-Aid Kit


Registered Insurer


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