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Botswana Visa Types

You can apply for any of the available online visas with VisaHQ. The application form is available on our portal, so you can apply for a tourist, business, transit, and study visa on our platform if you meet all the requirements and satisfy the conditions. Please read our detailed review of the Botswana online visa.

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    Tourist visa
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A visa is not required for this destination.

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 1 year period

Visa is not required for a stay up to 90 days within a 1 year period

US citizens can enter to Botswana with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure. If you fail to provide test results or show coronavirus symptoms, you will have to quarantine for 14 days at your own expense.

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    A visa is not required for this destination.

    A visa is not required for this destination.

    Sounds good! What else do I need to know while planning a trip to Botswana?
    • First, check the current validity of your passport.

    • Second, make sure your passport has blank Visa pages.

    • Confirm if transit visa is required for any connections.

      Check with your airline in case you have connecting flights overseas as part of your journey to Botswana. It may be the case that countries you pass through en route to your destination may require a separate transit visa. Please refer to visa requirements of the specific country
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      Botswana Visa Policy

      Unless you are from a visa-exempt country, you must get a visa before traveling to Botswana. 

      The Immigration Act of 2011 clearly states that visitors must obtain visas for trips to the county unless they are citizens of one of the 103 countries and jurisdictions that don’t need visas. Visa-exempt visitors can stay in Botswana for up to 90 days within 12 months. 

      According to the visa policy, all visitors coming to Botswana must hold a passport with at least six months minimum validity, regardless of whether they require visas. Furthermore, holders of diplomatic and service passports from India can enter Botswana without visas.

      Botswana e Visa

      The Botswana e-visa was unveiled in 2021 for citizens from countries not on the visa-free list. So if your country is not on the list but would like to visit Botswana for a short period, you can apply for an electronic visa.

      Key Details About Botswana e Visa

      When applying for an electronic visa for Botswana, there are some tips to bear in mind.  We review some of the important details below.

      Apply Outside Botswana: An electronic visa is like any other consular visa which cannot be applied for inside the country. To avail of this electronic visa you must apply for it when you are outside the country. Visas must be applied for in advance of your trip to the country.

      Travel With The Same Passport:  Always travel to Botswana with the same e visa passport you used for the application. This is because despite being an electronic visa, it is still linked to the passport you used for the registration.  Should you make the mistake of visiting Botswana with a different visa, you will not be allowed into the country.

      Print Out A Copy: It is a wise idea to print out a copy of the e visa once you receive it in your inbox. This copy should be with you on your trip as the immigration officers on duty will ask for it.  Also endeavor to keep it with you when you are in public places in case there is a need to prove that you are in the country legally.

      Leave Before It Expires: Never forget the date your visa expires and plan your itinerary around that time.  Note that your visa starts counting the moment you set foot within Botswana's jurisdiction and it is Illegal to overstay your visa.  Visitors who remain in the country on an expired visa will be sanctioned

      Not For Work or Study: This electronic visa is not for work or study but strictly for the purpose it was designed for. There is a work visa for those who have secured employment in Botswana as well as a study visa for international students studying at Botswana colleges. These visas are available at foreign missions abroad.

      Hold A Return Ticket: Before you leave your country for Botswana always procure a return ticket for your return trip or an onward ticket if you plan to travel to another country. This is important for two reasons; it saves you the cost of booking a ticket at short notice and it proves to the authorities that you have every intention of returning to your country before or on the day your visa expires.

      Botswana Visa Online – Get your Botswana e-Visa with VisaHQ

      If you are planning a trip to Botswana, you may not need to visit a foreign mission office in your country to apply for a consular visa if you are eligible for an online visa. The Botswana e-visa is available online, and with VisaHQ, you can complete and submit your application to the authorities for approval.

      How To obtain A Visa With VisaHQ?

      You can apply for an e-visa with VisaHQ within minutes by doing the following.

      Fill Out The Form: The first step is to fill out the application form after picking the visa you want. You must provide your personal passport and travel information.

      Upload Your Documents: The next step is to upload soft copies of all the required documents.

      Get your visa: After applying, it takes 24-72 hours to approve. The e-visa will be sent to your email, which must be printed out and traveled alongside the same passport you sued for the registration.

      Why Use VisaHQ

      VisaHQ is your best bet to get your application across the line because we

      • Guarantee fast and stress-free application
      • Allow you to track the status of your application
      • Avail you the opportunity to apply for as many visas as you want at the same time
      • Provide technical support round the clock
      • Provide you with advanced data security

      These and more are reasons why you should trust us with your visa application. Visit our application page now to get started.

      Botswana COVID-19 travel restrictions

      • Entry is open
        Botswana's has opened its air and land borders for vaccinated travelers, and domestic restrictions are being lifted.
        Prior to arrival requirements
        Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
        Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
        Negative COVID-19 test. Airports in Gaborone (GBE), Kasane (BBK) and Maun (MUB) reopened. Passengers must have a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure. The certificate must be in English. If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to take a coronavirus test to travel to Botswana. You will need to present your vaccination certification during travel and on arrival.
        Upon arrival restrictions
        🏠Quarantine. If the test is positive, you will be permitted to isolate within the district of the port of entry at your own cost.
        😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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