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Welcome to your destination of choice – the Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Berlin. The opening of the resident Embassy in 2013 is a demonstration of Botswana’s commitment to further strengthening of the bilateral relations with Germany. Botswana looks forward to further collaboration to promote investment, trade, tourism, cultural exchanges as well as technical cooperation.

Visit Gaborone, the Global Diamond Trading Centre, experience Botswana’s natural beauty, the abundant wildlife and the Okavango Delta – the 1000th World Heritage!

Our dedicated staff team is here to answer your questions.

2020 virtual Global Expo Botswana 17-20 November 2020

GLOBAL EXPO 2020 GOES VIRTUAL

Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) will host the fifteenth edition of its premier business to business (B2B) and multi sectoral Expo known astheGlobal Expo Botswana from 17th November to 20th November 2020 virtually.

The Expo will be hosted under the theme “Using Disruptive Tech To Shape The New Normal In The Era Of COVID- 19
And Beyond”
.This major trade and investment platform offers one an exciting opportunity to do business in one of southern Africa’s and Africa’s most stable and fast growing economies, given it’s central
geographical location in the SADC region.


WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?

This year”s Expo will be a virtual Expo tht will allow visitors to access it safely from the comfort of their work space and homes. The Expo will showcase over 200 virtual booths with around the clock free access too virtual meetings, presentations and networking sessions.

Register today at: www.globalexpo.co.bw

Global Expo Botswana 2020

PRESS RELEASE

His Excellency the President Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi has approved the lifting Of international travel restrictions in a phased manner starting from the 9th of November, 2020 and extending to the of December, 2020, covering the 14 points of Entry listed as follows:

i. On the 9th of November, 2020, air travel will resume at Sir Seretse Kharna International Airport in Gaborone, Kasane International Airport and Maun International Airport.

ii. On the 1st of December, 2020, Ground Crossing will resume at the commercial border points of Kazungula Road, Kazungula Ferry, Ngoma. Ramokgwebana, Martins Drift, Ramatlabama, Tlokweng, Mamuno, Pioneer and Mohembo.

iii. Furthermore, international air travel will resume on the 1st of December, 2020 at Phillip G. Matante International Airport in Francistown.

All arriving travelers will be expected to meet the following requirements:

a) Present a valid 72 Hour negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) result from time of departure.

b) Screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry.

c) Symptomatic Clients upon arrival will be required to undertake mandatory testing and possible isolation and or quarantine, as per section 76 (I) (2) and 80 of the Public Health Act of 2013.

d) The traveler will be required to remain in contact with the local health authority for a period of 14 days doing self-monitoring.

e) Returning citizens and residents not meeting the requirement will undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine and testing at their own cost (as assessed by local authority).

f) Non-citizen travelers not meeting the requirements will NOT be allowed entry into Botswana.

g) Travelers exiting Botswana are expected to comply with travel regulations of the destination country at their own expense,

The remaining Point’s of Entry will be considered in due course subject to disease burden and harmonization with other neighbouring

2020.11.06 Lifting of International Travel Restrictions.pdf

COVID-19

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.

Lennestrasse 5
10785 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 887 195 010

Email: info@embassyofbotswana.de

Emergency Contacts:

Administrative: +49 174 2004720
Consular: +49 1521 1760170

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Public Notice on COVID-19

PUBLIC NOTICE ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF BOTSWANA 16.03.2020

RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Embassy of the Republic of Botswana to the Federal Republic of Germany with accreditation the Republic of Poland wishes to inform of the following measures taken by the Government of the Republic Botswana in response to the current outbreak of the Covid-19 virus (Coronavirus).

1. Travel

a. All individuals coming to Botswana from the following high risk countries will not be allowed entry;

China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, USA, UK Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India.

Batswana and residents returning from high risk countries will be subjected to 14-day mandatory quarantine as per protocol

b. Issuance of Visa at Ports of entry and at all Embassies is suspended with immediate effect. Current visas are cancelled with immediate effect until further notice.

c. International travel by all Government employees, parastatals and State owned Entities is suspended with immediate effect.

2. Social Distancing (public gatherings)\

Total suspension of public gatherings of more than 50 people immediately for 30 days, these include;

a. Religious activities
b. Sporting events
c. Conferences
d. Wedding celebrations
e. Night clubs/bars
f. Music concerts
g. Parties
h. Gymnasiums

The public is also advised to maintain a distance of 1-2 meters between individual persons and maximum of 50 individuals everywhere including the following places;

a. Banks
b. Restaurants including take out restaurants
c. Supermarkets/shops
d. Pharmacies
e. Post Offices
f. Government service departments (road transport, immigration, civil registration, police stations, etc.)
g. Funerals

To ensure continued safety of other users of health facilities, individuals who have cold symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat) and have had contact with returning travelers should;

– Call 997, 3632756 /3632757 /363 2773
– Not use public transport
– If using private vehicle or on foot, should alert health facility officers on arrival before entering facility

To minimize risk of contracting and possible spreading of COVID-19, members of the public are advised to post-pone non-essential local travel.

To ensure continued safety of mourners/public at funerals/memorial services;

– Funerals should be brief and are to last no more than 2 hours.
– Ensure easy access to hand cleaning with water and soap
– During burial, strict hand washing/surface cleaning is recommended for all equipment used (shovels, microphones, etc.)
– To further minimize risk, no food service shall be provided to the public/mourners

3. Advise to the public

a. Frequently wash hands with soap and clean water or hand sanitizer where available.
b. Cover nose and mouth when sneezing with a flexed elbow or tissue.
c. Avoid direct contact with anyone with cold or flu symptoms.
d. Avoid handshakes, hugs and kisses when greeting other people.

All citizens and residents of Botswana are to postpone travel to affected countries to minimize the risk of COVID-19. For a daily updated list of affected countries and more information on COVID-19 in Botswana, please refer to the following Facebook page: Covid-19_Mohw.