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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Botswana
Data Last Updated: November 15, 2020

General Information

Very Limited Access

Botswana has reopened its borders for tourism but will only allow private charter flights into the country’s resort towns. The flights will be allowed at two ports of entry namely, Maun and Kasane International Airports. 

As per the latest update, international air travel in Botswana is expected to resume on December 1, 2020 at Phillip Gaonwe Matante International Airport in Francistown. All arriving passengers are required to present a negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test taken 72-hours from departure. Visitors will also be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry, and symptomatic passengers could be put in isolation. 

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

The Government of Botswana has declared a State of Emergency starting since March until further notice. All individuals are expected to continue to practice social distancing during this time. 

Masks are required in all public places, and registration for entry to businesses and shops is mandatory. Businesses are open but must adhere to government guidelines. 

Airlines & Transport

There are currently no commercial flights in to or out of Botswana, but private charter  flights will be allowed at two ports of entry namely, Maun and Kasane International Airports.

All bus service is now operating, but cross border passenger buses are still suspended.

Inter-zone travel is permitted as of Aug. 14, with a travel permit. All land and air borders remain closed, apart from cargo, humanitarian, and repatriation flights.


Status of Opening to Tourists

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Information for Non-Tourists

Entry to Botswana is open only to Botswana nationals and foreign nationals with valid residency visas. 

Travelers from high risk countries will be subjected to a 14-day mandatory quarantine at government-approved locations. 

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