Botswana Travel Advisory

PRE-ARRIVAL & ARRIVAL

To enter Botswana, you'll need:

  • A printed certificate of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken no later than 72 hours before your arrival.
  • If you’re a returning citizen or resident and do not meet these requirements you will need to undergo 14 day mandatory quarantine and testing at your own expense. If you’re not a returning citizen or resident and do not meet these requirements you will be denied entry.

At all Botswana border points:

  • All travellers, including children, will be required to undergo an additional cost-free COVID-19 test to gain entry to Botswana. If the test is positive or you show COVID-19 symptoms, you may need to undergo 14 days isolation or quarantine at your own expense.
  • If the test at the border is positive, or if you show COVID-19 symptoms, you may be refused entry or be required to undergo 14 days isolation or quarantine at your own expense.

CHILDREN REGULATIONS

  • The Botswana government has introduced new immigration rules from 1 October 2016. Children (under 18 years of age) who are travelling into or through Botswana must provide a certified copy of their full unabridged birth certificate as well as a valid passport (an abridged (short) birth certificate won’t be accepted).
  • If the child is travelling with one parent, with another adult or unaccompanied, the parent or parents who aren’t present will need to provide an affidavit giving their consent for the child to travel.
  • For more information please contact the Botswana Embassy at http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/.

IN COUNTRY/ HOTEL REGULATIONS

  • A person shall wear a cloth face mask or homemade item that covers the nose and mouth or another appropriate item that covers the nose and mouth when in a public place. Failure to do so may result in a fine. 
  • Find our more about all our AvaniSHIELD COVID-19 health and safety measures

Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino

Find yourself in the heart of Botswana’s capital, with access to all the city action, nearby wildlife and plenty of fun on site. From intimate settings to cocktails, banquets or presentations for hundreds, Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino has the facility to suit your needs and assure you have a seamless stay. Then unwind and relax by the pool while sipping a cocktail. Balance is at the heart of everything we do.