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 States on Ethiopian Airlines for Saturday, April 18.  The registration for that flight is now closed and no more passengers are being accepted.

U.S. citizens who remain interested in returning home should contact us at the following link and fill out the form carefully, then submit: 

 Botswana Repatriation Request Form 

If you are travelling with others, you must complete the form for each person in your group. Entering your data into this form will add you to a list to get separate emails with flight information and logistics.  If you have already completed this form, please do not complete it again. If you have previously completed the form and no longer wish to depart Botswana, please contact us at so we can remove you from the list.

Repatriation requests can also be made through our website at

In the meantime, please do not forget to register in STEP for the latest alerts and information from the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone at    

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