Coat of ArmsPUBLIC ADVISORY

O5th May 2021

Entry Requirements into Botswana from COVID-19 High Burden Areas

  1. Subject to Government Notice No 486 of 2020, Lifting of Prohibition of Entry into Botswana, and in line with the country’s COVID-19 Five Point Response Plan, the Presidential COVID-19 Task Force advises the public that:
  1. Following the emergence and predominance of the 1.617 variant in the Republic of India, all travelers originating from or transiting through India within the past 14 days, will be required to undertake mandatory quarantine at a site selected by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, for a period not exceeding 10 days at their own cost with Immediate effect.
  2. Travelers will further be required to undertake an exit COVID-19 test from day 5-7, at their own cost to determine whether they are released from quarantine/isolation.

2.The public is reminded that all travelers entering the Republic of Botswana:

  1. Have to present a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) negative test result no older than 72 hours from the time of departure from country of origin at the port of entry.
  2. May be required, at his or her cost to undertake immediate COVID-19 testing and isolation or quarantine at a site selected by the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Dr. Kereng Masupu

Coordinator – Presidential

Covid-9 Task Force

Public Advisory 05th May 2021