Requirements for Travelling to Botswana: Passport and Visa
Passport Validity for Botswana Travel
Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date you intend to leave Botswana.
Your Passport Must: Key Guidelines
- Blank Pages: At least two blank pages for stamps.
- Condition: Must be in good condition, with no damage.
How to Get a Visa for Botswana from the UK?
Visit the Botswana High Commission in London or their website for the application form, submission guidelines, and to make an appointment.
Understanding the Botswana Visa Application Form
Visa to Botswana: Cost and Processing Time
Cost varies based on visa type. Processing can take a few weeks; apply well in advance of your trip.
Understanding Work and Residence Permit in Botswana
Work and residence permits are required for long-term stays for employment. The application process involves your employer in Botswana and the Department of Immigration.
Working in Botswana: What UK Citizens Need to Know
A work permit is mandatory for employment. It’s typically arranged by the employer in Botswana.
Applying for a Residence Permit in Botswana
A residence permit is needed for long-term stays. This requires a separate application from a work visa and is processed by Botswana’s immigration authorities.
How to Extend Your Stay in Botswana
Extensions must be applied for at the Department of Immigration in Gaborone before your current visa expires.
Nationality and Immigration Laws in Botswana
Botswana has strict immigration laws. Follow visa conditions and duration to avoid penalties.
Is Dual Citizenship Allowed in Botswana?
Botswana does not typically allow dual citizenship. Exceptions exist, so consult the embassy for details.
Health and Vaccine Requirements for Botswana Travel
Yellow Fever Vaccination for Travelling to Botswana
Required if traveling from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.
Where to Get a Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever?
Obtain this from certified health clinics in the UK. Ensure you have this if needed.
Minor Travelling with One Parent: What’s Required?
An affidavit from the other parent and a full birth certificate might be required.
General Health Advice for Travellers to Botswana
- Malaria Prophylaxis: Recommended for certain areas.
- COVID-19 Vaccination: Check the latest guidelines.
- Water and Food Safety: Exercise caution with uncooked food and tap water.
Does Botswana Have any Specific Health Risks UK Citizens Should Be Aware Of?
Be aware of risks like malaria, especially in rural areas. Follow health advisories from the FCDO.
Practical Information: Currency, Safety, and Contact Details for UK Citizens in Botswana
About Botswana Pula – The Official Currency
Ensure access to local currency (Pula) and notify your bank of travel plans to avoid card issues.
Emergency Contact Details for UK Citizens in Botswana
Have contact details for the UK embassy and local emergency services.
Safety and Travel Advice for Botswana
Botswana is generally safe, but exercise usual precautions. Check FCDO travel advice for updates.
How to Contact the Botswana High Commission in London?
Find contact details and operating hours on their official website.
How to Locate the Nearest Botswana Embassy?
Use the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website of Botswana for a global list of diplomatic missions.