Coronavirus Travel Guide for Botswana Information about the status of Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel disruptions for Botswana

If you are planning meetings and trips, our site is useful to see when countries such as Botswana are on holiday. In the current situation, it is also worth checking that you can travel to that country. We have therefore added the latest travel information about Botswana to help you plan your trips better.

Travel Guidance to: Botswana

Coronavirus: Travel status Foreigners, except 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. Passengers can no longer obtain a visa on arrival in Botswana.

By Country

As the world reacts to halt the Coronavirus pandemic, most countries have announced travel restrictions to their country.

Please note that travel to the Botswana from the following places may be limited or unavailable:

   Andorra: All leisure, cultural and sports activities organised by public administrations have been cancelled, and ski resorts have been closed. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Austria: Foreign travellers from outside the Schengen area and the UK are prohibited from entering Austria until further notice. EU citizens and foreigners who are entitled to enter are obliged to do a 14-day self-monitored home quarantine immediately after entering the country by air. updated: 19 Apr 2020

   Belgium: Passengers arriving from outside the EEA/UK/Switzerland are not allowed to enter Belgium until 15 May 2020. The country is implementing land border controls. The restriction does not apply to nationals of EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom or to passengers with a long-term residence permit or a long-term visa issued by EEA Member States, Switzerland or the United Kingdom for the purpose of returning home. Passenger flights are only allowed to operate between 7am and 9pm local time. updated: 22 Apr 2020

   China: From 28 March, China is suspending the entry into China of foreign nationals with visas issued before 27 March. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Denmark: On March 13, Denmark said it would temporarily close its borders to non-citizens, except residents.Persons wishing to enter Denmark must expect to be rejected entry at the Danish borders, including in Danish airports, unless they have a worthy purpose for entering, e.g. if the person lives or works in Denmark or has been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark. updated: 15 Apr 2020

   Dominica: All flights are suspended. updated: 10 Apr 2020

   France: 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: 26 Apr 2020

   Germany: Foreign passengers are not allowed to enter Germany unless they hold a permanent residence permit. Passengers that are returning home may enter if there is no other travel option. Passengers performing "essential needs or functions" may enter Germany. Passengers allowed to enter Germany must self-isolate and must proceed directly to their own home, or other suitable accommodation for a period of 14 days. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Gibraltar: While British Airways will continue flights to and from Gibraltar on a reduced schedule, only passengers with Gibraltar issued passports will be allowed to enter. updated: 17 Apr 2020

   Greece: Passengers are not allowed to enter Greece until 15 May 2020. This does not apply to nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland who are transiting Greece to return to their place of permanent residence or those holding a Greek residence permit. updated: 18 May 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: 13 Apr 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: 10 May 2020

   India: India has banned all international flights, except cargo. updated: 05 May 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: 30 Apr 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: 12 Apr 2020

   Italy: Travel to Italy for tourism is prohibited. Travellers arriving in Italy from abroad are obliged to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. updated: 13 May 2020

   Japan: Japan has banned the entry of foreign travellers from 100 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: 23 May 2020

   Jersey: Travel across Jersey's border is restricted to essential travel only, and the use of all commercial sea and air routes, and private aircraft, is only permitted with prior authorisation by Jersey Customs and Immigration Service. updated: 12 May 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: 13 Apr 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: 12 Apr 2020

   Monaco: All non-essential travel is banned. The closest airport is Nice, in France, which is subject to French restrictions. updated: 14 Apr 2020

   Montserrat: From 26 March only resident permit holders and Montserratians (and family members) will be allowed to enter Montserrat. updated: 13 Apr 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, and the UK. updated: 13 May 2020

   Norway: On March 14, Norway said it would shut its ports and airports from March 16, although exemptions will be made for Norwegians returning from abroad, residents of Norway, and goods. The country also said it will implement extensive controls of its land entry points, but will not shut its border with Sweden. updated: 21 May 2020

   San Marino: Entry and exit into San Marino is currently prohibited except for nationals and residents of San Marino and Italy. updated: 21 May 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. updated: 13 Apr 2020

   Spain: Foreign Passengers are not allowed to enter Spain, with the exception of European member or Schengen member states who are entering with the purpose of returning to their place of residence. From May 15, all arriving passengers will need to self-quarantine for 14 days. updated: 14 May 2020

   Sweden: The government has temporarily stopped non-essential travel to Sweden from countries outside the EEA, Switzerland and UK. The decision took effect on March 19 initially applied for 30 days, before being extended for another 30 days on April 17. updated: 29 Apr 2020

   Switzerland: Entry in to Switzerland from all countries except Liechtenstein is only possible for Swiss citizens, updated: 13 Apr 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: 10 May 2020

   USA: On March 11, 2020, a Presidential Proclamation was issued barring foreign nationals to enter the United States who have traveled in Europe's 26 Schengen Zone countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) in the last 14-days prior to their arrival in America. This rule took effect on midnight Friday, March 13. The United Kingdom and Ireland were added to this list on March 17, 2020. updated: 16 Apr 2020

   United Kingdom: While the UK has closed its borders or introduced quarantine controls, almost all commercial international flights to and from the UK have been suspended. updated: 17 Apr 2020


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