What is the United States Doing in Response to COVID-19 in Botswana?

The U.S. government provided $8.4 million in assistance to mitigate the health and socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 for the people of Botswana. Here is a breakdown of U.S. COVID-19 relief assistance in Botswana to date: Of the $8.4 million in bilateral funding, $4.8 million was for health facility and community response; $1.7 million is to construct 14 ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity – Gaborone Child Labor ARDF Grant

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. Embassy Gaborone Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title: Child Labor in Botswana Funding Opportunity Number:  Deadline for Applications: August 23, 2021 Assistance Listing Number: 19.225 Total Amount Available: $300,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Gaborone of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications ... Read More»

The U.S. Government Strengthens Botswana’s HIV Response Through the DREAMS Data System for Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Press Release July 12, 2021 To support Botswana’s HIV response and strengthen its ability to provide comprehensive health services to Batswana, the U.S. government partnered with the government of Botswana to implement the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) HIV prevention program that targets vulnerable adolescent girls and young women with a comprehensive ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Independence Day Essay Contest Highlights the Important Role of Women in Politics

As part of the U.S. Embassy in Botswana’s Independence Day programming, the Public Affairs Section held an essay contest for local high school students. The Independence Day Essay Contest focused on the theme: Celebrating the Achievements of Women in Politics; and students were asked to write about the role Batswana women play in politics. The ... Read More»

U.S. Government Promotes Greater Inclusion of Women in the Political Process

U.S. Ambassador Craig L. Cloud and Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Hon Anna Mokgethi, joined Democracy Works Foundation to launch a U.S.-funded program designed to increase the participation of women in Botswana’s political process “Go Ruta Mosadi ke go Ruta Sechaba”.  The $250,000 grant, funded through the U.S. Department of State’s African Regional ... Read More»

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program competition.  The application deadline is Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM.  Applications are submitted online at the following website: https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey   Program Overview:  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year non-degree graduate-level study and professional development program for accomplished young ... Read More»

Request for Architect/Engineer Qualifications

Architect/Engineer Services are needed for comprehensive building inspection reports that will assist the Department of State to certify the condition of the homes and their systems at the American Embassy in Gaborone. The reports will also help the construction contractor and the Department of State to identify potential defects that require rectification. We will select ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports E-Learning in Tsabong and Donates 40 Tablets

Press Release June 04, 2021 On June 2, Chargé d’Affaires David Krzywda and the Embassy’s Public Affairs staff travelled to Tsabong to donate 40 tablet computers and further the U.S. Government’s commitment to help Botswana’s education sector to produce internationally competitive graduates and partners that can build a knowledge-based economy.  The Tsabong leadership, including the ... Read More»

CDC PLUMBING SOLICITATION

Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for the CDC Plumbing Upgrades.  If you would like to submit a quotation,follow the instructions in Section 3 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of the attached document, and submit it to the address shown on the Standard Form 1449 that follows this. CDC PLUMBING SOLICITATION (PDF 755 KB) Read More»

GSO Procurement Opportunities

Invitation to Tender Vehicles for Sale to the Highest Bidder Invitation to Tender Vehicles for Sale to the Highest Bidder  (Microsoft Word, 20 KB) Sealed Bid Form  (Microsoft Word, 21 KB) Garden Maintenance Services To: Prospective Quoters Subject: Request for Quotations Number 19BC4021Q0004 Enclosed is a  Request for Quotations (RFQ)  (PDF 1 MB) for the Garden Maintenance Services. If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section 3 ... Read More»

United States and Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry launch revised AGOA Utilization Strategy to improve economic growth in Botswana

Press Release – For Immediate Release April 29, 2021 United States and Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry launch revised AGOA Utilization Strategy to improve economic growth in Botswana On April 29, the Embassy of the United States of America joined the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI) and other stakeholders to launch the ... Read More»

Biden Administration Announces Botswana-Namibia Mega Solar Project

Gaborone – At its Leaders’ Summit on Climate concluded April 22, the Biden-Harris administration announced the signing of a historic memorandum of intent (MOI) to create a 2 to 5gigawatt Mega Solar project in Botswana and Namibia.  The United States Government is collaborating with the Government of the Republic of Botswana, the Government of the ... Read More»

U.S. Government Establishes Telehealth Partnership

The Embassy of the United States of America in partnership with Rutgers University, the University of Botswana (UB), and the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) is pleased to officially launch a $160,000 (BWP 1,750,000) grant that will create a clinical telehealth program in Botswana and further strengthen existing medical and higher education partnerships between ... Read More»

2022-23 FulBright Visiting Scholar Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for the 2022-23 academic year. The Embassy encourages interested parties to submit proposals relating to public health, environmental science, computer science, cybersecurity, rural development, and other STEM related subjects. The deadline for submitting application materials online is Friday May 7, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Gaborone PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-AF-21-GR-001- AF 03/23/2021

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY Gaborone Botswana, PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:              U.S. Embassy Gaborone PAS Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:        PAS- AF-21-GR-001- AF 03/23/2021 Deadline for Applications:               September 10, 2021 CFDA ... Read More»

COVAX Vaccine Arrival By Ambassador Craig Cloud

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that an infectious disease outbreak anywhere is a threat to people everywhere.  COVID-19 is a global problem that requires a global solution.  The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most pressing challenges to the health, well-being, and economic security of our time, and the global community must unite to end ... Read More»

U.S. Government Funds Five Local Organizations to Support Botswana’s HIV Response  

March 29, 2021  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded $29 million (or P319 million) to five local organizations to implement activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program for a period of three years. The launch serves as a platform for the U.S. government and the Government of ... Read More»

HAVE IT ALL” RELOADED CONTEST DETAILS

  TO APPLY: Submit a 1-2 minute video addressing the below statement. “March is the Month of Youth Against AIDS (MYAA). In honor of this month, the U.S. Embassy in Botswana is excited to announce the “Have it All” competition. Based on the documentary “Have it All,” we want to know how you would use ... Read More»

U.S. Government Builds COVID-19 Isolation Clinics Across Botswana

Press Release March 16, 2021  The United States government through the Department of Defense’s Office of Security Cooperation (OSC) provided P18.7 million to build COVID-19 isolation clinics across Botswana. This Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (OHDACA) funded project is aimed at strengthening Botswana’s COVID-19 response. The project supports Government of Botswana pandemic mitigation efforts ... Read More»

2021-2022 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for International Teachers Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy in Gaborone is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching for International Teachers Program for 2021-2022. Application forms can be accessed from the following link –   https://fulbright.irex.org . The deadline for submission for applicants from Botswana is Monday, March 22, 2021. Program Overview: The Fulbright Distinguished Awards ... Read More»

Fulbright Foreign Student Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Fellowship Program for the 2022-23 academic year.  The deadline for submission of online applications is Friday,  March 19, 2021 by midnight. The application and instructions can be found at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2022 Purpose and Institutional Focus: The program is designed to strengthen universities, other ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy EducationUSA Scholars Program (ESP)

The EducationUSA Office in the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy, seeks to identify and recruit 30 Batswana students who scored B+ and above in the 2021 IGCSE, BGCSE, A-Levels and IB students to join the U.S. Embassy EducationUSA Scholars Program (ESP). Please note THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP. EducationUSA guides talented and determined students ... Read More»

2021 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees

The U.S. Embassy Gaborone, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator, is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2021 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees. What is the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees?  The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is an initiative by the U.S. State Department’s ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR CRAIG L. CLOUD: Storming of the United States Capitol

The United States Congress has completed its Constitutionally mandated count of the Electoral College vote and affirmed the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris.  They will be sworn into office and a peaceful transfer of power will occur on January 20, 2021.  The criminals who committed violent acts of terror against ... Read More»

PEPFAR Botswana Notice Of Funding Opportunity

U.S. Embassy Gaborone through the PEPFAR Botswana Coordination Office (PEPFAR/PCO) is pleased to announce an open competition for local civil society organizations (CSOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to submit applications to carry out a Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) program. The CLM program is funded through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in Botswana (PEPFAR/Botswana) ... Read More»

U.S. Government Donates Medical Equipment to Bolster BDF HIV/AIDS Response

The United States government, Botswana’s long standing strategic health partner, donated medical equipment to the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) to bolster its HIV/AIDS response. The handover of medical laboratory equipment, valued at $40,000, was made through the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), the DOD-funded component of the President’s Emergency Plan For ... Read More»

U.S. Government Support Strengthens Botswana’s Community Health Service Structure

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently partnered with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) to develop the Integrated Community Service Delivery Guideline to strengthen Botswana’s community health structure.  The United States government funded the total cost for the guideline development process from 2016 to 2020, valued at $190,000. The U.S. government has long supported ... Read More»

Botswana’s Top Health Partner: The United States Announces $74 Million in New Funding to Help End the HIV Epidemic in Botswana

The United States government is pleased to announce $74 million dollars in new funding to help end the HIV epidemic in Botswana, an increase from $42 million given in 2019.   As part of this year’s funding, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing $6 million to the Ministry of Health and ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Launches Solar Program to Help Botswana Achieve Energy Security

The U.S. government, through the Southern Africa Energy Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology, and Energy Security launched the Rooftop Solar Program.  This watershed event underlines the strong partnership between the United States and Botswana.  Most importantly, RTS marks the ... Read More»

Call for 2021 Proposals for U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  What is the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation? The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports projects to preserve a wide range of cultural heritage throughout the world, including in Botswana. Since ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Travels to Shakawe

Deputy Chief of Mission Kali C. Jones travelled to Shakawe October 21 and 22 to engage with community leadership and local NGOs on gender-based violence, women’s economic empowerment, cultural heritage, and border security. While in Shakawe, Ms. Jones met with representatives from the Botswana Police Service, the Deputy District Commissioner, and Kgosi Mbambo to learn ... Read More»

United States Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Peru and Botswana on Critical Energy Minerals

Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon, Australia’s Ambassador to the United States Arthur Sinodinos, Botswana’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Green Technology Lefoko Moagi, Canada’s Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Shawn Tupper, and Peru’s Vice Minister of Mines and Energy Jaime Galvez Delgado, and Vice Minister of Foreign Relations Manuel Talavera ... Read More»

“Mabogo Dinku” Tour Visits Tsabong 

The United States Ambassador, Craig L. Cloud, traveled to Tsabong on October 15 as part of the Embassy’s “Mabogo Dinku” tour across Botswana. The tour highlights U.S. support and cooperation with Botswana in health, economic prosperity, education, and security, and demonstrates the continued U.S. commitment to the people of Botswana.  While in Tsabong, Ambassador Cloud ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (9/23/2020)  Location:  Botswana  Event:  Special Commercial Flight from Gaborone and Charter Flight from Maun  Commercial flights out of Botswana remain suspended until further notice.   Ethiopian Airlines Special Flight: Gaborone-Addis, September 29 Ethiopian Airlines plans to operate a special commercial flight on Tuesday, September 29.  The flight will operate from Gaborone to Addis Ababa, and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  Permission to Depart Botswana Required from Ministry of Health Commercial flights out of Botswana remain suspended until further notice. However, there will likely be a special flight through Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday, August 25.  The cost is unknown at this time.  If you are interested in this flight, please contact the airline sales ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (8/20/2020)   Location:  Botswana Event:  Possible Special Flight August 25 from Gaborone to Addis Ababa   Commercial flights out of Botswana remain suspended until further notice.   However, there will likely be a special flight through Ethiopian Airlines on Tuesday, August 25.  The cost is unknown at this time.  If you are interested in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  Possible Charter Flight from Maun to Dar es Salaam August 20 Commercial flights out of Botswana remain suspended until further notice.  The U.S. Embassy has assisted with more than five opportunities to depart Botswana during the suspension of commercial flights. For those who missed these flights, there may be a charter flight organized ... Read More»

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program competition.  The application deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020 at 11:59 PM.   Program Overview:  The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year non-degree graduate-level study and professional development program for accomplished young and mid-career professionals. Throughout the year, Fellows pursue individual ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

The Government of Botswana announced a new lockdown in the Gaborone COVID-19 zone starting today, July 31, 2020 for a minimum of two weeks. Only essential services will remain operational at a reduced amount, and movement permits will be required for all movement within the Greater Gaborone Zone. Inter-zone permits for travel between zones are ... Read More»

Combating Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa Activity

USAID’s VukaNow: Combating Wildlife Crime in Southern Africa Activity, implemented by Chemonics International, is seeking concept papers for implementation of activities designed to address a multi-faceted program that aims to significantly reduce the level of poaching and illegal trade in wildlife through innovative approaches to: enhancing law enforcement capacity, enhancing judiciary systems, minimizing wildlife crimes ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (6/16/2020) Location:  Botswana Event:  Gaborone Zone Lockdown Lifted The Government of Botswana announced the end of extreme social distancing in the Gaborone COVID-19 zone starting today, 16 June 2020.  The restrictions on movement will return to the regulations in force on 12 June 2020.  Interzone permits for travel between zones are still required, and ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (6/13/2020) Location:  Botswana Event:  Gaborone Zone Lockdown Re-instated The Government of Botswana announced the resumption of extreme social distancing in the Gaborone COVID-19 zone starting 13 June 2020 until further notice.  The restrictions on movement will return to the original lockdown regulations.  All non-essential services will be closed, and movement is only allowed by ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (6/5/2020) Location:  Botswana Event:  No Flights Available, New South Africa Transit Regulations Announced There are still no plans to resume commercial flight operations out of Botswana.  Ethiopian Airlines flight 8828 departed Gaborone on June 3, 2020, and there are no upcoming flights scheduled. In addition, the Republic of South Africa has announced a change ... Read More»

Art as Inspiration and Consolation

In March 2020 COVID-19 triggered a worldwide crisis. The goal of Young Africa Botswana quickly became to come up with different ways to provide support, guidance and inspiration to the youth. The America on the Move project offered the perfect platform; this project is funded by the U.S. Embassy, it commenced in 2019, aiming at ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location: Botswana Event: Ethiopian Airlines Flight Gaborone – Addis Ababa June 3 There are still no plans to resume commercial flight operations out of Botswana. Ethiopian Airlines is operating a flight from Gaborone to Addis Ababa on June 3, 2020.  Onward flights to the United States and Europe are available from Addis Ababa.  The cost to fly ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event: Government Announces End of Extreme Social Distancing The Government of Botswana has announced the end of extreme social distancing measures, officially starting on May 21. The country is still divided into nine geographical zones, and movement between zones requires an essential travel permit. All permits can be found online at https://www.gov.bw . Those traveling ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event: Phase 3 Re-Opening Permits and Requirements The Government of Botswana has moved to Phase 3 in its gradual re-opening of the economy. Phase 3 provisionally lasts from May 15 through May 22, during which a whole range of shops and industries may re-open. The best place to find the latest updates, lists, regulations, ... Read More»

U.S. Government Contributes 56 Million Pula to COVID-19 Response in Botswana

Gaborone, Botswana; April 30, 2020. – The United States government is contributing 56 million Pula ($4.65 million) to the Government of Botswana’s COVID-19 pandemic response. This total includes the $1.5 million in assistance announced by the U.S. government on April 16. This funding will support Botswana’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, treat those ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

April 28, 2020 Location:  Botswana Event:  Phased Reduction in Extreme Social Distancing President Masisi announced the extension of the period of extreme social distancing for one additional week, through May 7, with additional phased reduction in regulations based on the threat level of the virus. If the threat eases, the lockdown may be lifted more quickly. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (4/23/2020) Location:  Botswana Event:  COVID-19 Travel Permits Online and Repatriation Information The Government of Botswana announced that those in need of movement permits during the state of emergency may apply online at https://www.gov.bw/ . Those who wish to leave their homes for all purposes must get a travel permit from the Government of Botswana. Enter ... Read More»

2021-22 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (Deadline Extended to May 1, 2020)

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for the 2021-22 academic year. The Embassy encourages interested parties to submit proposals relating to public health, environmental science, computer science, cybersecurity, rural development, and other STEM related subjects. The deadline for submitting application materials online is Tuesday, April 14, ... Read More»

Fulbright Foreign Student Program (Deadline Extended to May 1, 2020)

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the competition for the Fulbright Foreign Student Fellowship Program for the 2021-22 academic year.  The deadline for submission of online applications is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 by midnight (Deadline Extended to May 1, 2020). The application and instructions can be found at https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2021 Purpose and Institutional Focus: The program ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana  Event:  No Flights Until Further Notice Commercial flights out of Botswana remain suspended until further notice.  The U.S. Department of State arranged a flight from Gaborone to Washington, DC on Friday, April 10, 2020.  The British High Commission arranged a charter flight from Gaborone to Lusaka, Zambia for connections to Europe and the United ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana  Event:  Possible Second Repatriation Flight Information Commercial flights out of Botswana remain suspended until further notice.  The U.S. Department of State arranged a flight from Gaborone (Sir Seretse Khama Airport) to Washington, DC (IAD) on Friday, April 10, 2020. For those who missed the flight, there will likely be a flight on Saturday, April ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Page:  https://bw.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/   _______________________________________________________ Last Update: (4/11/2020 – 19:00 CAT) Country-Specific Information Botswana has confirmed 13 cases of COVID-19 and one death within its borders. Repatriation Information If you are a U.S. citizen who currently seeks to depart Botswana on a flight to the United States, please complete the request form here: Botswana Repatriation Request Form If you are travelling with others, you must complete the form for ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  Evacuation Flight Registration Closed – No Flights Available Until Further Notice The U.S. Department of State has arranged a flight from Gaborone (Sir Seretse Khama Airport) to Washington, DC (IAD) on Friday, April 10, 2020.  The registration for the flight has closed and there are no later flights scheduled at this time. U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana  Event:  Current Status of Passport Applications    Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20, 2020, the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective April 2, we have further limited our ability to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas.    For U.S. citizens in ... Read More»

Health  Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  Evacuation Flight April 10 to Washington, DC The U.S. Department of State has arranged a flight from Gaborone (Sir Seretse Khama Airport) to Washington, DC (IAD) on Friday, April 10, 2020.  The flight is currently scheduled to leave Gaborone early morning and transit through Eswatini before arriving in Washington, DC the morning of ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana  Event:  Lockdown Regulations and Evacuation Flight Registration The U.S. Department of State has arranged a flight from Gaborone (Sir Seretse Khama Airport) to Washington, DC (IAD) on Friday, April 10, 2020.  U.S. citizens should seriously consider this option for returning to the United States, as there are no guarantees that another flight will be ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana   Event:  Lockdown Regulations  The Government of Botswana has published regulations regarding the COVID-19 state of emergency declaration.  The regulations can be found on the U.S. Embassy in Botswana COVID-19 page at https://bw.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ .    The Government of Botswana has declared a State of Emergency starting Friday, April 3 until further notice.  All individuals are expected to ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location: Botswana Event: Town Hall on COVID-19 and Evacuation Flights The Ambassador and other key U.S. Embassy Gaborone staff will host a Virtual Town Hall with U.S. citizens and their families on Friday, April 3 at 15:00 Central Africa Time. The gathering will be held on Google Hangouts at https://meet.google.com/xaq-pmcb-rvv . You will need a Google ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (4/1/2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (4/1/2020) Location:  Botswana Event:  Town Hall on COVID-19 and Evacuation Flights The Ambassador and other key U.S. Embassy Gaborone staff will host a Virtual Town Hall with U.S. citizens and their families on Friday, April 3 at 15:00 Central Africa Time.  The gathering will be held on Google Hangouts at https://meet.google.com/xaq-pmcb-rvv .  You will need ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  U.S. State Department Charter Plane to Southern Africa Because there are currently no commercial flights entering or departing Botswana or many of its neighbors, the U.S. Department of State is strongly considering sending a charter plane that will stop in several locations across Southern Africa, including Botswana, in the very near future.  The ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  [07/29 /21] *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (3/31/2020) Location:  Botswana Event:  U.S. State Department Charter Plane to Southern Africa Because there are currently no commercial flights entering or departing Botswana or many of its neighbors, the U.S. Department of State is strongly considering sending a charter plane that will stop in several locations across Southern Africa, including Botswana, in the ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Lockdown Begins April 2 On March 30, Botswana’s Ministry of Health confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in the country.  President Masisi declared a state of emergency nationwide beginning midnight on April 2 until further notice.  He will also request approval from Parliament for 28 days of extreme social distancing, or “lockdown”: All individuals are expected to remain in ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (3/30/2020) Location:  Botswana Event:  COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Botswana, Presidential Address Tomorrow Botswana’s Ministry of Health confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in the country as of today, March 30.  The Government of Botswana will likely announce a nationwide lockdown soon, and President Masisi plans to address the nation at 9am on March 31. There are currently ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana   Event:  Lockdown Announcement and Repatriation Request Form      The Government of Botswana will likely announce a nationwide lockdown soon.  We will send details once they are available.      There are currently no commercial flights entering or departing Botswana.  U.S. citizens who are still considering returning to the United States but were unable to depart on a ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana 

Location:  Botswana Event:  Repatriation Request Form Now Enabled There are currently no commercial flights entering or departing Botswana.  U.S. citizens who are still considering returning to the United States but were unable to depart on a regular commercial flight should contact the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone at the following link and fill out the form carefully, then submit: Botswana Repatriation Request Form For those in northern ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  Travel to the United States As of March 29, there will be no flights out of Botswana on any commercial airline until further notice.  Ethiopian Airlines operates its final flight on Saturday, March 28, flight ET 829 departing at 15:20 local time.  U.S. citizens who are still considering returning to the United States but were unable to depart on a regular ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  Commercial Flights Ending The Embassy has learned that as of March 29, there will be no flights out of Botswana on any commercial airline until further notice.  Ethiopian Airlines will operate its final flight on Saturday, March 28, flight ET 829 departing at 15:20 local time.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana  Event:  Commercial Flights Ending The Embassy has learned that as of March 29, there will be no flights out of Botswana on any commercial airline until further notice.  Ethiopian Airlines will operate its final flight on Saturday, March 28.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to make travel arrangements while flights ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  Commercial Flights Ending The Embassy has learned that as of March 29, there will be no flights out of Botswana on any commercial airline until further notice.  Ethiopian Airlines will operate its final flight on Saturday, March 28.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to make travel arrangements while flights ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location: Botswana Event:  Commercial Flight Reduction, Ethiopia Transit Information Reconsider Travel to Botswana due to the Global Health Advisory and Embassy Gaborone’s limited capacity to provide support to U.S. citizens. Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  The Embassy has learned that as of March 29, there will be no flights out ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone

Location:  Botswana Event: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Botswana. On March 19, the Department of State advised all U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, closing borders, and prohibiting non-citizens from entry with little ... Read More»

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

Location:  Botswana Event: On March 16, the Government of Botswana announced a ban on all travelers (except Batswana citizens and Botswana residents) originating from or transiting through the following countries:  the United States, China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India.  Batswana and ... Read More»

Teacher Exchange Competition Announcement for 2020-21 (CLOSED)

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce an open competition for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program. Application forms can be accessed from the following link https://oas.irex.org/fulbrightdai and the deadline for submission is Friday, March 6, 2020. Program Overview: The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program is sponsored by the United States Department of ... Read More»

Heightened Middle East Tensions

U.S. Embassy Gaborone Security Alert January 8, 2020 Location: BOTSWANA Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low ... Read More»

Holiday Security Alert in Botswana

Event:  Holidays in Botswana provide increased risk for criminal activity.  There is a heightened risk of armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping.  Travelers to Botswana are perceived to have gifts or large amounts of cash.   Actions to Take: Exercise additional vigilance throughout the holiday season and at holiday events. Review your personal security plans. Be ... Read More»

American Business Council – BancABC SME Event

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to welcome you here this evening. I would like to recognize our co-sponsor BancABC, our partners from the American Business Council in Botswana (“the ABC”), Business Botswana, representatives from the Government of Botswana, and the media.  Protocol observed. As you will hear tonight, Botswana and the United ... Read More»

Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation National Dialogue and Dinner

Good evening everyone. I stand before you on this august occasion with the deepest humility and respect for the Champions, leaders, activists, and other frontline soldiers gathered here tonight. Together, their decades of commitment and hard-won accomplishments have saved millions of lives and altered the course of the HIV epidemic around the world.  To each ... Read More»

Trees For Life Launch

I’m excited to be here with you on this beautiful morning in Molepolole! I can’t think of a better start to the day than planting trees and hugging babies! Before we do that, I want to recognize all of you with us today for this fantastic opportunity to kick-start tree planting in Botswana. To Paramount ... Read More»

Beware of an Ongoing Tender Scam

WARNING – The U.S. Embassy is aware of an ongoing tender scam using our name to fraudulently request sample items or money.  If your business receives a tender from a “Mr. Ronnel Fisher,” usa@embassytenders.com or info@embassytenders.com , please do not act on this request and contact us immediately at Gabprocurement@state.gov . U.S. Government procurement follows strict regulations outlined ... Read More»
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