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1. Passengers must have:
- a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; or
- a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test certificate must be in English.
- This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.2. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine at their own expense.


titleSource: IATA
titleSource: Republic of Botswana/ GOV.BW

COVID-19 Information

Movement Permits

COVID-19 Public Notice , 03/16/2020 - 14:00 , Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration

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COVID-19 Regulations

  1. Extraordinary Gazette 12 June 2020 2020-06-12
  2. Extraordinary Gazette 11 May 2020 2020-05-11
  3. ExtraordinaryGazette08-05-2020 2020-05-08
  4. ExtraordinaryGazette04-05-2020 2020-05-04
  5. Extraordinary Gazette 09-04-2020 2020-04-09
  6. ExtraordinaryGazette05-04-2020 2020-04-05
  7. ExtraordinaryGazette02-04-2020 2020-04-02

24hr COVID-19 helpline numbers: toll-free

16649 / 0800 600 111



titleSource: WCO/Botswana Unified Revenue Service

 7 May 2020

1. Measures aiming to Facilitate the Cross-border Movement of Relief and Essential Supplies

1.1.On line processing of declarations & e-payment
1.2.Most of small borders closed to streamline cargo traffic to minimise risks and use of x-ray cargo scanners for examination
1.3.Expedited clearance of COVID-19 consignments

2. Measures aiming at Supporting the Economy and Sustaining Supply Chain Continuity

2.1.Have a list of Essential goods that are needed to support the economy
2.2.Government has established a COVID-19 wage subsidy to support business and employees of affected business

3. Measures aiming at Protecting Customs administrations’ Staff

3.1.All officers are provided with PPE’s
3.2.Some staff members are allowed to work at home to avoid congestion
3.3.Introduction of flexi and shift work in inland stations

4. Measures aiming at Protecting Society

4.1.Encourage members of public to utilise e-platforms for clearance of goods and payments
4.2.Introduced permits to control movement of persons
4.3.Mounting of road blocks to control and enforce the law

5. Other Measures.

5.1.Tobacco & tobacco products prohibited and Alcoholic beverages
5.2.Exemption of goods needed to fight COVID-19
5.3.Relax penalties and easing of return submission

titleRemarks from the International Road Transport Union