Botswana Passport and Visa Requirements For U.S. Citizens

Is a Passport Required?
Is a Visa Required?

Botswana flag When preparing to travel, you may ask yourself: Do I need a passport or visa to enter Botswana? The short answer to that question is, “Yes.” A visa and passport are required in order to visit Botswana. When preparing to travel to Botswana, double check the expiration date of your current passport if you have one. It must remain valid for at least for 6 months after departure. If it will expire within that time, or come close, it’s best to get it renewed. Occasionally there’s a need for additional stamps in your passport. So ensure you have at least three blank pages remaining for use. Yellow fever vaccinations are currently required in order to enter Botswana. Your medical professional can help you with these, and any other vaccinations you may need.

Learn more about Botswana

Botswana landscape Botswana is located in Southern Africa. The country, which struggles with periodic droughts, has a total land area of 581,730 sq km. It shares borders with Namibia and South Africa. Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, may be a city to consider seeing. When planning other site seeing adventures keep in mind that timezones may change. Make sure to adjust your watch, or phone to Botswana’s timezone, use UTC+2. The country’s main agricultural products are fruits and vegetables. The primary industry contributing to their economy is diamonds. Foodstuffs is Botswana's main import. The country’s airports currently include 10 paved runways, with 64 unpaved. Internet availability exists throughout Botswana for its 600,000 users, so finding WIFI while there shouldn't be difficult.

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