Open with restrictions

Botswana Travel Restrictions

61.72% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, 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 BotswanaTraveling from the United States to Botswana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to Botswana.

Details and exceptions
Travelers must take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Botswana.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who have symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive on the COVID-19 test on arrival will be required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Botswana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Botswana must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Botswana are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Botswana

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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