Coronavirus Travel Guide for Botswana COVID-19 updates for Botswana

Information about the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel disruptions affecting Botswana

If you are planning meetings and trips, our site is valuable to see when countries such as Botswana are on holiday. As international travel has been seriously affected by the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic, we are updating the latest travel information about Botswana in our interactive maps to help you plan your trips better.

Coronavirus Guidance for: Botswana

Coronavirus: Travel status Passengers are not allowed to enter Botswana. Exceptions include nationals and residents of Botswana. Residents arriving from Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States or the United Kingdom are not allowed to enter Botswana.
Coronavirus Notice Lockdown measures have been lifted across Botswana since May 20. Air Botswana (BP) resumed domestic flights June 12. Precautionary travel measures, such as safe social distancing between passengers, are in place for all flights. Health screenings before boarding flights are mandatory. International flights remain suspended.

last update: 20 Jun 2020

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Please note that travel to Botswana from the following places may be limited or unavailable. Even if travel is allowed, there may be specific stipulations in place, so please check the comments below:

   Austria: Foreign travelers from outside the Schengen area and the UK must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test. updated: 20 Sep 2020

   Belgium: Passengers arriving from outside the EEA/UK/Switzerland are not allowed to enter Belgium. updated: 20 Sep 2020

   China: European passport holders from 36 countries can now apply for a Chinese visa without an invitation letter updated: 13 Aug 2020

   Denmark: Only citizens or residents of Denmark, EU (exc. Portugal and Sweden), EFTA and UK are allowed entry. Entry for foreign nationals is permitted for a variety of reasons including work, business, study, seeing family, and medical reasons/care giving. See the Further Information link for a complete list. updated: 03 Oct 2020

   Dominica: All flights are suspended. updated: 03 Jul 2020

   France: With the exception of the list provided by the EU on July 1, passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State are not allowed to enter France. This does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, passengers with a British passport, and those with residence permits issued by France for the purpose of returning home. updated: 04 Jul 2020

   Germany: All border limitations are for visitors from the E.U., Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom. updated: 16 Oct 2020

   Gibraltar: The 'Rock' is Unlocked! updated: 24 Jun 2020

   Greece: Travel from within the EU/Schengen countries is permitted. From July 1st restrictions on non-essential travel from non-EU+ countries may be applicable, pending guidance from the European Union. Current guidance dictates that residents of these additional 14 countries are permitted to enter the EU: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. Flights from Sweden are suspended. updated: 04 Aug 2020

   Guernsey: Exercising her powers under the Emergency Powers (Coronavirus) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2020, the Medical Officer of Health has imposed a requirement on all persons arriving in the Bailiwick from anywhere in the world to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. This is a legal requirement, and failure to comply is a criminal offence. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Hong Kong: Travellers arriving in Hong Kong on flights from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry to Hong Kong. updated: 03 Jul 2020

   India: International commercial air travel is suspended until July 31. updated: 07 Jul 2020

   Iran: Passengers must go through medical screening upon arrival and will be subject to be tested for COVID-19 and to be placed in quarantine. updated: 19 Jul 2020

   Isle of Man: The Isle of Man closed its borders to non-residents from 9am on Monday March 23rd 2020 to help contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Italy: Passengers arriving from European Union, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City will not face any restrictions upon entering Italy. Passengers can arrive from the list of other countries issued by the EU on July 1. Passengers from other countries are not allowed to enter until 31 July. updated: 16 Jul 2020

   Japan: Japan has banned the entry of foreign travellers from 111 countries and regions including China, South Korea, the United States, Russia and all of Europe since March, and suspended visas issued to people from the rest of the world. updated: 07 Jul 2020

   Jersey: Jersey has a level of risk to all countries and arrivals from a country are subject to the restrictions depending on its risk. updated: 09 Jul 2020

   Liechtenstein: From 18 March, the border crossings at Schellenberg and Mauren will be closed, the border crossings at Ruggell and Schaanwald will remain open for commuters, goods traffic and transit. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Macau: Starting on March 25, residents of the Mainland China, the Hong Kong SAR and the region of Taiwan who have been to countries/ areas outside China in the past 14 days are banned from entering the Macao SAR. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Monaco: All non-essential travel is banned. The closest airport is Nice, in France, which is subject to French restrictions. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Montserrat: From 26 March only resident permit holders and Montserratians (and family members) will be allowed to enter Montserrat. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   Netherlands: Passengers are not allowed to enter the Netherlands except for permanent residence permit holders, nationals, and family members of nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland, the UK and 14 other countries on the EU permitted list. updated: 02 Jul 2020

   Norway: Anyone arriving in Norway from abroad shall be in quarantine for 10 days, with the exception of specified countries in Europe with sufficiently low transmission. updated: 08 Aug 2020

   San Marino: Passengers arriving from the European Union, the Schengen Area or the United Kingdom will not face any restrictions upon entering San Marino. updated: 18 Jun 2020

   South Korea: From 1 April, all arrivals – regardless of their nationality and length of stay – will be required to undergo quarantine for a period of 14 days. All visa exemptions for the 90 normally exempt countries are suspended. updated: 04 Aug 2020

   Spain: Foreign Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain, with the exception of European member or Schengen and UK member states or the list of safe countries issued by the EU. updated: 05 Jul 2020

   Sweden: Borders opened to tourists from the E.U. on June 15, although some European countries, including Norway and Denmark, are not permitting entry to people traveling from Sweden. Passengers can arrive from the list of other countries issued by the EU on July 1. updated: 04 Jul 2020

   Switzerland: Switzerland has lifted all entry restrictions for EU, EFTA and UK countries. While restrictions on workers from non-EU/EFTA/UK states have been relaxed, tourists from these third-countries citizens are still ineligible to travel as a stay of fewer than 90 days will only be authorised in cases of special necessity. Arriving passengers who have been in any of the following countries in the past 14 days are subject to 10 days quarantine: Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain (mainland), St. Maarten, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Islands, USA. updated: 08 Aug 2020

   Taiwan: There is currently a ban on air travellers transiting Taiwan. Foreign nationals are no longer permitted to enter Taiwan with the exception of holders of a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) or Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC). updated: 18 Jun 2020

   USA: Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the UK, in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. updated: 26 Jul 2020

   United Kingdom: Passengers arriving from over 55 countries will not have to self-isolate for 14 days. Passengers from other countries will need to self-isolate for 14 days. updated: 15 Aug 2020

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