A guide to planning your safari to the Okavango DeltaRead More
Botswana is one of the safest destinations in Africa, and one of the most traveller friendly. This guide sets out the latest Botswana travel advise for all visitors to Botswana.
As the longest continuous multi-party democracy, Botswana is one of the most stable countries in Africa. In 2020 Botswana was ranked the most peaceful country in Africa, and no 30 in the world on the Global Peace Index. With a peaceful history, low crime, modern infrastructure and welcoming people it is consistently regarded as one of the safest countries in Africa.
Establishing all travel, health and entry requirements when visiting a foreign country can be a daunting task so we have provided a useful summary of the regular entry requirements for visiting Botswana. We recommend checking with your embassy to check the latest Botswana travel advise and contacting us with any questions.
Below are the standard entry requirements. For additional information on travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic please see our additional requirements section.
The following standard entry requirements should be noted in addition to the special COVID conditions for entry.
As part of the regional anti child trafficking measures the Botswana government requires all children (under 18 years of age) who are travelling into or through Botswana to provide a certified copy of their full unabridged birth certificate (or the original) as well as a valid passport. An abridged (short) birth certificate won’t be accepted. If only one parent is travelling with the child an affidavit from the other parent consenting to the travel should be presented. If both parents are not travelling then temporary guardianship must be given.
No immunisations are required in order to enter Botswana. However, if you have previously been to an area designated as ‘at risk’ of yellow fever will need to show proof of immunisation in order to enter Botswana. This is in order to prevent the introduction of Yellow Fever to Botswana. A complete list of countries at risk of Yellow Fever can be found on the WHO site.
Travellers should note that malaria is present in the Okavango Delta and are advised to take the necessary precautions, especially during the summer months.
The majority of visitors to Botswana do not require a Visa, please see the list below for your visa requirements status. Please always ensure you have checked the latest travel advisory.
A list of countries whose citizens do require a visa to enter Botswana can also be found on the Botswana Tourism Page.
|Antigua & Barbuda||Greece||Mozambique||Spain|
|Argentina||Grenada||Namibia||St. Kitts & Nevis|
|Austria||Holy Sea||Netherlands||St. Vincent & the Grenadines|
|Bahamas||Hong Kong||New Zealand||Swaziland|
|Belgium||Ireland||Papua New Guinea||Tanzania|
|Brazil||Italy||Peru||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Chile||Kiribati||Romania||United Arab Emirates|
|Costa Rica||Kuwait||Russia||United Kingdom|
|Croatia||Latvia||Samoa||United States of America|
|Dominican Republic||Malaysia||Slovak Republic||Zimbabwe|
It is strongly recommend that visitors allow a month to process their Visa.
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||Guinea Bissau||Nigeria|
|Burkina Faso||Haiti||North Korea (Dem. People’s Rep. of)|
|Central African Republic||Iraq||Rwanda|
|Chad||Jordan||Sao Tome & Principe|
|Comoros||Laos (Lao People’s Dem. Rep.)||Somalia|
|DRC- Democratic Republic of Congo||Lebanon||Sri Lanka|
|Congo (Republic of)||Liberia||Sudan|
|Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)||Libya||Sumatra|
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