Most international travelers are allowed to enter Botswana. Travelers must pass a temperature check on arrival.
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Botswana.
Travelers must take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival.
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Botswana.
Travelers who test positive on their COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival must quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities.
Travellers returning from Botswana must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Visitors returning from Botswana are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.
Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Botswana.
Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Botswana with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Botswana with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Travelers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.
Travellers from South Africa are not required to quarantine.
Mask usage in Botswana is required in public spaces.
Restaurants in Botswana are closed. Bars in Botswana are closed.
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