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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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COVID-19 Information

Last Update: (3/30/2020 – 23:00 CAT) Country-Specific Information Botswana has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. International Travel The  Department of State advises  U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all unnecessary international travel.  Many countries are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and implementing travel restrictions …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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