Africa: No need for Passports just ID Cards as Namibia and Botswana ease Travel between them for Citizens


Namibia and Botswana nationals will no longer be using passports when travelling between the two countries.

According to the government of Namibia and Botswana, citizens of the two countries will now use identity cards.

According to, Namibia’s President Hage Geingob on Friday morning declared this while delivering his speech at the inaugural session of the Botswana-Namibia bi-national commission in Gaborone, Botswana. “Our two countries not only share a common border, but also a common people and heritage.

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A symbiotic and inter-dependent relationship exists along our common borders,” Geingob said. He called on senior officials to fast-track the implementation of the use of IDs as travel documents between the two countries.

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