Welcome

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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.

COVID-19

In view of the rapid spread of the COVID- 19 Virus in Germany, the Embassy in line with the general recommendations of the German Authorities’ efforts to minimize infection, will operate at reduced hours effective from Wednesday, 18th March 2020 until further notice.
All Consular Services are therefore reduced to the minimum.
In case of an emergency, kindly contact the Embassy.

The Embassy continues to monitor the situation and will provide further updates as it unfolds.

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana
Lennestrasse 5
10785 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 887 195 010

Email: info@embassyofbotswana.de

Emergency Contacts:

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

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.