Current travel advisories for Botswana

Last Update: Friday, 10. July 2020 at 07:22

Please reconsider your need to travel to Botswana.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.2 / 5

Botswana is a country in Africa (Southern Africa) with around 2 million citizens and a land mass of 600,370 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.4 / 5

Botswana shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: South Africa (3.6), Zimbabwe with (3.3) and Namibia with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 314 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 1 reported deaths associated with the disease in Botswana.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/botswana-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise normal precautions in Botswana.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 1

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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BW

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det politiska läget i Botswana är lugnt. Det allmänna säkerhetsläget är relativt gott men brottsligheten ökar. Undvik att röra dig ensam eller ute när det är mörkt. Normal vaksamhet är på sin plats.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/botswana

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Irish government

Quelle: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/botswana/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/botswana

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Botswana declared a State of Emergency to address the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. The movement of all people outside of the home is restricted to essential services and the transport of essential goods. No foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Botswana. Botswana nationals and residents returning from high-risk countries will be allowed to enter the country and will be subject to a mandatory 14-days quarantine at a dedicated facility. All flights in and out have been suspended and most border posts have been closed. The Government has issued advice that masks/face coverings must be worn in public places, businesses and common areas of residential buildings. No visas are currently being issued to enter Botswana. Follow the Australian High Commission's website and social media for updates and register with the High Commission at https://covid19.dfat.gov.au/citizeninformation/s/ Do not travel to Botswana. 

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 2 million
Covering landmass
600,370 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Pula (BWP)
ISO 2-Letter Code
BW
Phone prefix
+267
Top Level Domain
.bw
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900

Airports in Botswana (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Botswana.

Is Botswana safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Botswana. The risk index is at 3.2 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Botswana?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for Botswana.

What countries does Botswana share land borders with?

Botswana shares land borders with 3 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: South Africa (3.6), Zimbabwe with (3.3) and Namibia with (3.2 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!