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Botswana Travel Restrictions

21,93% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 18,54% last week
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Botswana.

Botswana entry details and exceptions

Most international travelers are allowed to enter Botswana. Travelers must pass a temperature check on arrival.


Outgoing travel to BotswanaTravelling from South Africa to Botswana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Botswana.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Botswana.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who test positive on their COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival must quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Botswana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Botswana must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

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.

Quarantine requirements

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.

Details and exceptions

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.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Botswana

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • 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.