Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana 09 September 2022

Location: Botswana, countrywide. Event: U.S. citizens are urged to be cautious and vigilant when living and traveling abroad given the potential threat of terrorist attacks and extremist action against U.S. citizens and interests. As the 21st anniversary of September 11th approaches, the possibility of violence overseas may increase. Locations where crowds gather such as hotels, …

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Health Alert – Monkeypox

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Gaborone (09 August 2022)​ Location: Countrywide Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for  Monkeypox in Multiple Countries .  The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of  monkeypox  is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern ( click here  to view the WHO’s determination). Actions to Take:​ Travelers should AVOID : o    Close …

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Worldwide Caution

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida.  Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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