Botswana (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Covid-19 test required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Mandatory quarantine for 14 days required

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 07.10.2021
1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in English.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
2. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense.


Detailed Tourist Information

Airports in Gaborone (GBE), Kasane (BBK) and Maun (MUB) reopened.

Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

Lockdown Details

Botswana exited the State of Emergency as of October 1, 2021.

-Suspension for all gatherings have been lifted but safety protocols remain (wearing of masks, social distancing and frequent sanitizing.
-Funeral services are permitted, with normal safety protocols.
-Religious services may be held with safety protocols.
-Weddings may be held following safety protocols.
-Cultural or traditional occasions have also resumed with safety protocols being adhered to.
-Meetings or workshops have been resumed with the host ensuring safety measures are in-place.
-Restaurants may operate at full capacity within the confines of their trading licenses.
-All sports and recreational activities have resumed.
-Alcohol sales and consumption is now allowed.
-All schools have been opened and follow safety protocols.

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