Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (6/16/2020)

Location:  Botswana

Event:  Gaborone Zone Lockdown Lifted

The Government of Botswana announced the end of extreme social distancing in the Gaborone COVID-19 zone starting today, 16 June 2020.  The restrictions on movement will return to the regulations in force on 12 June 2020.  Interzone permits for travel between zones are still required, and you may apply for a permit online at

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 60 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