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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  04/06/2022 Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States aged two years and older regardless of vaccination status or citizenship must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test — either antigen or NAAT including PCR — taken no more than one calendar day before travel.  For those who recently contracted COVID-19 and ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (3/31/2020) Location:  Botswana Event:  U.S. State Department Charter Plane to Southern Africa Because there are currently no commercial flights entering or departing Botswana or many of its neighbors, the U.S. Department of State is strongly considering sending a charter plane that will stop in several locations across Southern Africa, including Botswana, in the ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana Event:  COVID-19 Cases Confirmed, Lockdown Begins April 2 On March 30, Botswana’s Ministry of Health confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in the country.  President Masisi declared a state of emergency nationwide beginning midnight on April 2 until further notice.  He will also request approval from Parliament for 28 days of extreme social distancing, or “lockdown”: All individuals are expected to remain in ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana (3/30/2020) Location:  Botswana Event:  COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Botswana, Presidential Address Tomorrow Botswana’s Ministry of Health confirmed three cases of COVID-19 in the country as of today, March 30.  The Government of Botswana will likely announce a nationwide lockdown soon, and President Masisi plans to address the nation at 9am on March 31. There are currently ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location:  Botswana  Event:  Lockdown Announcement and Repatriation Request Form  The Government of Botswana will likely announce a nationwide lockdown soon.  We will send details once they are available.   There are currently no commercial flights entering or departing Botswana.  U.S. citizens who are still considering returning to the United States but were unable to depart on a regular commercial ...
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