COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 12/09/2022

The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No
  • As of August 28, 2022, wearing of masks, proof of vaccination, and testing at port of entry for unvaccinated travelers is no longer required.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry?  No

Quarantine Information

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine?  No

COVID-19 Testing

  • PCR and/or antigen tests are available for U.S. citizens in Botswana.
  • Test results are reliably available within one calendar day. Same-day test results are widely available through private laboratories such as Diagnofirm. Cost for PCR testing at Diagnofirm is 750 BWP (+/-60 USD); antigen testing is less expensive.  The costs are borne by the individual being tested; payment can be made by cash or credit card.
  • Test results are normally provided by email, text message, and hardcopy.
  • For the latest Botswana COVID-19 regulations, please call (+267) 363-2222 or (+267) 363-2223 during regular business hours.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • Are vaccines available in Botswana for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes.

Multiple vaccines are approved and available for citizens and non-citizens.

Local Resources

  • Find the latest Botswana COVID-19 regulations on their official Facebookand Twitter

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No

U.S. Embassy Gaborone

State Department Consular Affairs