As of 09 November, the news we have been longing for over the last 8 months has finally come true!! We are extremely happy to announce that international travel restrictions have been lifted in Botswana.

For now, only air travel will resume into our regional hubs: Kasane International Airport and Maun International Airport.
Land borders will hopefully open from 1st December onwards including the Kazungula road, Kazungula ferry crossing from Victoria Falls and Livingstone as well as the main border from South Africa (Martin’s Drift). No announcement has been made regarding land borders opening with Namibia.

Entry requirements

  • Currently, arriving passengers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR result not more than 72 before departure and will be screened for COVID-19 on entry.
  • Anyone showing symptoms must undertake mandatory testing and possible quarantine. They must remain in contact with the local health authority for 14 days while self-monitoring. Returning citizens and residents not meeting the requirement will undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine and testing at their own cost. Non-citizens who do not meet requirements will not be allowed entry.
  • Departing passengers must comply with regulations of their destination country at their own expense.

Air Botswana has resumed flights to/from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport from Tuesday November 10. Initially, 4 weekly flights will operate on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays . Flights between Gaborone and Maun are currently operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays

We expect Airlink to announce its schedule for online bookings between Johannesburg and Maun shortly    

More info

For further details on travel regulations and guidelines, please check the government’s official social media pages, Twitter and Facebook @bwgovernment

Please, refer to our COVID – 19 protocols