COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  [09/17/20] Country-Specific Information: Botswana has confirmed over 2,400 cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths within its borders.  Community transmission of the disease is confirmed. While Botswana has a Level 3 Travel Advisory, the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone strongly urges that U.S. citizens not enter Botswana at this time. No flights into …

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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:  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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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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