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Botswana Covid19 Requirements

Update: 28th September 2022  1:00pm

These are the details that we are aware of regarding travel to Botswana, during Covid-19. We will update this page with any amendments that we become aware of.

Highlights

• All Covid-19 entry protocols have been removed, i.e., travellers are no longer required to provide evidence of vaccination or a PCR test result.
• Wearing of masks in public areas is now optional.

Departure

A valid negative RT-PCR test may be required by airlines/onward destinations when departing from Botswana. Destination country requirements must be taken into account by the traveller prior to departure, and tests arranged accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does one have to go into mandatory quarantine on arrival?
There is no mandatory quarantine on arrival.

Can one get a PCR test done in Botswana?
Yes, PCR tests are available at Lancet, Pharma Group, Sidilega Hospital, National Health Laboratory, MRI Clinics, Optimum Health Medical Laboratory, Gaborone Private Hospital Laboratory and Diagnofirm Labs in Gaborone. In Maun, MRI Clinic, National Health Laboratory, CT Diagnostics Laboratory and Diagnofirm Labs carry out PCR testing. In Kasane, the Weigh Bridge Clinic and Diagnofirm Labs does PCR tests. Some of the hotels/lodges and even safari camps in areas like the Okavango Delta can arrange PCR tests for their clients. Testing generally has a 24 hour turn around time. Express testing in Maun and Kasane with Diagnofirm has a turnaround time of 2 hours.

How much does a PCR test cost?
The average price for a PCR test is $65. However, those arranged through remote safari camps can run up to $450 in order to fly the testing administrator into and out of the area.

Does Botswana have a high rate of Corona virus infections?
The death rate attributed to the corona virus in Botswana is about 0.114% of the population as of the date of this article.

Is there a curfew in Botswana?
There is no curfew in Botswana.

Latest Covid-19 information for travellers to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Getting to Botswana

For information on how to get to Botswana, please visit our Botswana Travel page.

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Here's information on Zambia's Covid-19 Updates

Here's information on Zimbabwe's Covid-19 Updates


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