Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (6/13/2020)

Location:  Botswana

Event:  Gaborone Zone Lockdown Re-instated

The Government of Botswana announced the resumption of extreme social distancing in the Gaborone COVID-19 zone starting 13 June 2020 until further notice.  The restrictions on movement will return to the original lockdown regulations.  All non-essential services will be closed, and movement is only allowed by permit.  Permits are obtainable at  Those outside of the Gaborone zone will remain in their current status, and travel across zones still requires a permit.

If you are interested in departing Botswana, you can still register your interest with the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone using the following link:

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

Everyone who has registered using this form will receive further details on any possible upcoming flights via email using the contact addresses provided in the form.

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    

If you are looking for the latest announcements, the best place to find the updates, lists, regulations, and maps is at

Since the outbreak there have been 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Botswana.  The number continues to rise.  Please continue to check the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Facebook page and for the latest information.

Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana
    Embassy Drive

Government Enclave

Gaborone, Botswana
(+267) 373-2322

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444