Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Germany

 

Lifting of International Travel Restrictions

By |November 6th, 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 countries.

2020.11.06 Lifting of International Travel Restrictions.pdf

1ST BOTSWANA/POLAND VIRTUAL BUSINESS FORUM

By |August 7th, 2020|

Botswana Poland Virtual Business Forum (1)

The Embassy, in collaboration with the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) and the Polish Chamber of Commerce (PCC) on 4 August 2020 organised the first-ever Botswana/Poland Virtual Business Forum, which attracted close to 100 participants from both Poland and Botswana. The Forum was held with the objective to introduce Botswana to Polish businesses interested in expanding into Africa, with the targeted industries being from the Agriculture and Health sector.
Panellists for the Forum included Ambassador Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba who gave the keynote address on Botswana/Poland relations; Mr Janusz Wisniewski – Vice President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce; Mr Keletsositse Olebile – CEO, BITC; Ambassador Jan Wielinski – Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the PCC; Mr Dichaba Molobe – Director, Policy Advocacy, Business Botswana; and Ms Danuta Sojka-Andrzejewska – Polish Ministry of Economic Development.

Ambassador Masire-Mwamba provided an overview of Botswana/Polish relations and encouraged Polish participants to partner with Batswana and use Botswana as a regional hub to access the southern African markets and the continent as they consider expansion into the African market.

Mr. Olebile of BITC gave a presentation on available opportunities in Botswana, assuring investors of the availability of his organisation to facilitate their entry into Botswana. Investors were also encouraged to use the BITC one-stop shop for ease of setting up in Botswana.

Ms. Sojka-Andrzejewska highlighted that Poland was one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, and that the Polish business community was focused on foreign expansion to grow their businesses, noting that trade between Poland and Africa was very minimal, accounting to only 1.2% of the Polish trade exchange, with trade between Botswana and Poland being around US$1.45 million in exports and imports from Botswana amounting to only US$24,000.00, making Botswana the 47th largest trading partner in Africa.

Poland is looking to cooperate with Botswana in the sectors of Agricultural machinery, food processing, health, infrastructure development and energy.

Repatriation Flight on 9th July 2020 from Ethiopia

By |July 1st, 2020|

01 July 2020
NOTICE TO THE BOTSWANA CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS IN GERMANY AND POLAND

The Embassy of the Republic of Botswana to the Republic of Germany wishes to inform all Botswana Citizens and Resident Permit holders living in Germany and Poland that the Government of Botswana will facilitate repatriation of Botswana citizens and residents through the Ethiopian Airlines that is scheduled to leave Addis Ababa on Thursday 9th July 2020 at 0825hrs and arrive in Gaborone at 1300hrs.

The Public is reminded that the Government is only playing a facilitatory role and no financial assistance will be extended to those keen to take advantage of this opportunity. Flight costs for the Addis Ababa – Gaborone leg are still being worked out and will be communicated in due course.

All travellers interested in this opportunity are encouraged to contact Ms Lapologang Judah, First Secretary at ljudah@embassyofbotswana.de, or call the Embassy line at +4930887195010/11 to register.

Deadline for registration: Friday 3 July 2020

Notice to Public – Repatriation Flight 9 July 2020