Reduced Consular Section Hours

November 20, 2017 – April 13, 2018 Visa Interviews and Routine U.S. Citizen Service appointments (passports, notarials, Reports of Birth Abroad) must be scheduled for the following weeks only from December 2017 – March 2018: December 11-15, 2017 January 22-26, 2018 February 12-16, 2018 March 12-16, 2018 Appointments can only be booked through our website: ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Malaria Awareness

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to take all available precautions to avoid contracting malaria. Recent heavy rains have caused overall malaria rates to rise in Botswana. While malaria is usually found primarily in the north of Botswana, local media have recently reported two deaths from malaria in the Palapye/Tswapong region and 27 cases of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Anthrax Confirmed in Dead Hippos in the Okavango River

The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid all contact with dead animals, particularly hippopotamuses (hippos) found floating in or on land near the Okavango River. Botswana’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has confirmed anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) as the cause of death of hippos found floating in the Okavango River from Namibia ...
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Emergency Preparedness for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad

U.S. citizens living abroad face a host of challenges, but no matter where we live, we are wise to be prepared for emergency situations that can result from natural disasters, technological & accidental hazards, terrorist attacks, social unrest, pandemics, or other reasons. The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Botswana is providing this information about emergency preparedness ...
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Entry and Exit Requirements for Children in South Africa

This message serves as a reminder that on June 1, 2015, the South African Department of Home Affairs will institute new immigration regulations for the entry and exit of minors in South Africa, regardless of nationality. The Department of State has updated the “Entry, Exit, & Visa Requirements” information for South Africa on Travel.State.Gov . We urge all U.S. citizens ...
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