Botswana (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 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 14.01.2021
1. Airports in Botswana are closed.
– This does not apply to Gaborone (GBE), Francistown (FRW), Kasane (BBK) and Maun (MUB).
2. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in English.
– This does not apply to passengers younger than 5 years.
3. Passengers could be subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test at their own expense upon arrival.
4. Passengers could be subject to quarantine.
5. Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival.

 

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

Authorities in Botswana have extended the national state of public emergency to March 2021.

Individuals are required to wear face masks in public places, businesses, and common areas of residential buildings, as well as on public transport, and in taxis nationwide.

All international meetings and conferences are cancelled.

Total suspension of public gatherings of more than 10 people including religious activities, sporting events, conferences, wedding celebrations, night clubs/bars, music concerts, parties, and gymnasiums.

Sport training is allowed. Competitive games can be played without spectators.

The number of persons attending a funeral shall not exceed 50.

The majority of shops, banks and restaurants continue to operate, with precautionary measures in place including the compulsory wearing of face coverings and a requirement to have your temperature taken and to provide your name and contact details when entering.
 

Sources

https://bw.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co