Open with restrictions

Botswana Travel Restrictions

61.72% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from India, 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 BotswanaTravelling from India to Botswana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from India 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 India 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 India from Botswana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travelers returning from Botswana must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departure to India.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions
Travelers should upload their negative RT-PCR test report in the Air Suvidha Portal prior to boarding their flight.
Travelers will undergo a medical screening upon arrival and may be subject to a covid-19 molecular test at their own expense.
Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre and post-arrival testing.
Fully vaccinated travelers with WHO-recognized or Nationally-recognized vaccines are also exempted from testing requirements. Proof of vaccination should be uploaded in the Air Suvidha Portal.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Botswana are not required to quarantine upon entering India.

Details and exceptions
Quarantine is no longer required. However, travelers are advised to self-monitor their health for 14 days from arrival and if they develop signs and symptoms suggestive of COVID19, they should immediately self-isolate and report to their nearest health facility or call National helpline number (1075)/ State Helpline Number.

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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