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O5th May 2021
Entry Requirements into Botswana from COVID-19 High Burden Areas
- 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:
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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
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
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.
Tel: +49 30 887 195 010
Administrative: +49 174 2004720
Consular: +49 1521 1760170