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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Botswana
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COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Very Low -

No restrictions on inbound travel.

No arrival restrictions based on passport and no quarantine necessary.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions (air, land and sea borders, flight restrictions etc.)
Kopfontein border post and Skilpadshek border post remain closed
(Until further notice)

Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
- Upon arrival, passengers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed no more than 72 hours prior to departure.
- All travellers, including children, will also be required to undergo an additional cost-free COVID-19 test at Botswana border points to gain entry to Botswana.
- All travellers who transited in the past 14 days or arriving from India are subgect to antigen test upon the entry
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long and where can this be done?
- All travellers must remain in contact with the local health authority for a period of 14 days for self-monitoring.
- Passengers will be screened for COVID-19 upon entry. If they show symptoms they must undertake mandatory testing and possible isolation or 14-day quarantine at their own cost.
- If the test is positive or you show COVID-19 symptoms, you may need to undergo 14 days isolation or quarantine at your own expense (See quarantine below). Please note that enforcement of regulations may not be consistent.
- Travellers arriving from India and those who transited the country within 14 days ahead of the arrival are subject to mandatory quarantine for 10 days, second PCR test must be taken on the seventh day of quarantine.
(Until further notice)


Other
The government maintains a 24-hour COVID-19 helpline at 16649 / 0800 600 111.
(until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
Travellers exiting Botswana are required to present a negative PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to their departure. Further measures may apply depending on the restrictions in place at the country of destination.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(until further notice)
Curfews and lockdowns
A nationwide curfew is in place from 22.00 to 04.00 until 30 September.
A state of emergency is also in place.
(Ends 30 September 2021)
Restrictions on internal travel
- During nationwide curfew, only essential movement is allowed.
- The country has been divided into nine zones: Boteti, Chobe, Ghanzi, Greater Francistown, Greater Gaborone, Greater Palapye, Greater Phikwe, Kgalagadi and Maun. Movement within the zone is allowed without permit.
- Inter-zone travel requires movement permit, which can be obtained via https://covid19.gov.bw/ or via the 'bSafe' dedicated app.
- In addition, checkpoints have been erected across the country to ensure compliance with COVID-19 measures. Status of internal restrictions and zone division can be checked via https://twitter.com/BWGovernment
(Ends 30 September 2021)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Botswana

COVID-19 information for Botswana

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Botswana has no significant security problems and crime rates are low compared to other countries in the region. Although the main routes in and between major urban centres are of reasonable standard, driving conditions are poor and accident rates are high, which pose the principal risk to foreign nationals and business travellers.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Botswana
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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