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Botswana Travel Restrictions

21.93% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 18.54% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to Botswana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Botswana.

Details and exceptions

Travelers must take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Botswana.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who test positive on their COVID-19 rapid antigen test on arrival must quarantine for 14 days at designated facilities.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Botswana

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Botswana must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Botswana will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Botswana

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Botswana.

  • Vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Botswana with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Botswana with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Travelers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Botswana is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Botswana are closed. Bars in Botswana are closed.