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.
- To enter Botswana you must possess a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than 72 hours before the time of departure at country of origin
- All passengers to undergo a screening test for COVID-19 upon arrival
- Anyone showing symptoms must undertake mandatory testing and possible quarantine. In addition, visitors 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: a negative COVID-19 PCR test must also be presented upon departure from Botswana. Testing facilities are being set at Maun airport or alternatively a testing service could be booked to be taken in camp. Read more
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
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