Botswana (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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

All gatherings are suspended with the exception of:

-Funerals – up to 50 and no more than 2 hours
-Religious services – up to 50 and no more than 2 hours
-Weddings – up to 4 including administrators
-Cultural or traditional occasion – up to 16 and no more than 2 hours
-Meetings or workshops – up to 50 and no more than 2 hours
-Restaurants may operate at half capacity and no more than 50 guests at a time
-All sports and recreational activities are suspended except national team events with no spectators.

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