Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Germany

 

EMBASSY RESUMES OPERATIONS

Von |Juni 17th, 2020|

This serves to inform all our customers that the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana resumed operations with effect from 2 June 2020.

The Embassy now operates on a truncated work day of 1000hrs to 1500hrs office hours until further notice.

As part of the post COVID-19 stay safe guidelines, the Mission has put in place the following regulations:

1. At all times the operations and access to our Offices will be guided by prevailing national guidelines and best practice in facilitating the safety of our Staff and those we come into contact with.
2. To achieve this, we are all urged to wash our hands frequently, for the stipulated length of 15-20 seconds.
3. Social Distancing is to be maintained
4. Disinfectant is provided for guests.
5. All guests will be permitted into the Mission ONLY if they wear a face mask.
6. A register of all guests is maintained by Reception.
7. The Embassy will continue to monitor developments and be guided by prevailing legislation as the rules are further restricted.

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE- Revised Quarantine Regulations

Von |Juni 17th, 2020|

Pursuant to Regulation 6 of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) Amendment (No.4) Regulations, 2020 which empower the Director of Health Services to require persons liable to be quarantined to pay the costs of their quarantine, as of June 5, 2020, the following persons shall be required to bear the costs of quarantine according to the following schedules;

i. Returning citizens and residents; 50 % cost of quarantine and 100% if they opt out of the government designated quarantine facilities, provided their chosen facility meets covid-19 guidelines.
ii. All companies whose employees or other agents return to or enter Botswana will cover 100 % of cost of quarantine.
iii. Diplomats will be permitted to self-quarantine at home.
iv. For local contacts of COVID-19 requiring quarantine the Botswana Government will cover 100 % costs of their quarantine unless they opt out of government designated quarantine site, provided their chosen facility meets covid-19 guidelines
v. Undocumented immigrants will be quarantined at police holding sites and swabbed prior to repatriation to their countries.
vi. In exceptional cases, home quarantine may be permitted provided such quarantine facility meets Covid-19 guidelines. It should be noted however, home quarantine will effect fully once Botswana Government has rolled out tracking and geo-fencing mechanisms.

Thank you.
[Signed]
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Dr Malaki Tshipayagae
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICE

2020-06-16-Revised Quarantine Regulations

GOVERNMENT’S POSITION ON REPATRIATION OF BATSWANA IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES AMIDST COVID-19

Von |Juni 17th, 2020|

The Embassy of Botswana in Germany wishes to inform all Batswana in Germany and Poland that the Government of Botswana has taken the following decisions regarding assistance to Batswana in Diaspora:

• Government of Botswana remains committed to safeguard the welfare of Batswana in foreign countries through the provision of consular services and support through the Botswana diplomatic missions. This includes facilitation of repatriation, where possible.

• To date, the Government has facilitated the safe return of over 500 Batswana, including those who were stranded in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and in various other countries overseas. Those facilitated from overseas, were part of the 94 nationals who recently returned home, on board a chartered Ethiopian Airline flight, on 3rd June 2020. It should be noted that the costs of the flight to Botswana were borne by the passengers.

• These support services will continue to be provided through the twenty-three (23) Botswana Diplomatic Missions abroad. However, it should be noted that due to budgetary constraints it will no longer be possible for the Government of Botswana to charter any more relief flights.

• Nonetheless, the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation will through the Botswana Diplomatic Missions continue to engage with other governments and airlines, and advise Batswana who wish to return home on the availability of flights coming to the region. Further information on these services can be obtained from the Botswana Missions abroad and the Department of Protocol and Consular Services at the Ministry’s Headquarters.

• Batswana are encouraged to always register with the nearest Botswana Diplomatic Missions whenever they travel abroad, and to ensure that travel insurance is built into the costs of their journeys.

• The Public is also reminded that COVID- 19 protocols remain in effect in Botswana and neighbouring countries. Batswana traveling from or transiting through neighbouring countries are therefore required to fully comply with these measures by among others securing the relevant travel permits. Such permits should be applied for through the Botswana Diplomatic Missions in the respective country, and should be secured prior to the trip back to Botswana.

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Contact – Embassy of Botswana, Germany
Tel: +49 30 887 195 010
E-Mail: info@embassyofbotswana.de
Website: www.embassyofbotswana.de

2020-06-16-Repatriation of Batswana in Foreign Countries