Visa policy of Botswana

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Botswana international border crossing points

Visitors to Botswana require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Botswana

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 103 jurisdictions do not require a visa to visit Botswana for up to 90 days (within a 12-month period):[1][2][3]

All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa exemption agreements for diplomatic and service category passports were signed with  China on 31 August 2018[4] and  India on 1 November 2018[5] and they are to be ratified.

Visa on arrival

From 24 November 2018 visas on arrival will be available for citizens of the following 36 countries:[6][7]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Botswana were from the following countries of nationality:[8]

Country 2016 2015 2014 2013
 Zimbabwe 874,169 967,322 784,720 825,717
 South Africa 759,564 808,118 600,387 742,639
 Zambia 220,649 202,289 188,351 331,799
 Namibia 187,044 170,326 162,453 169,733
 United States 52,171 49,451 49,961 139,752
 United Kingdom 42,534 41,011 39,675 47,929
 Germany 35,288 32,230 34,576 43,674
 India 19,297 17,413 18,342 13,543
 Lesotho 18,773 18,842 12,408 10,839
 Malawi 17,102 20,607 15,175 17,386
Total 2,401,786 2,501,616 2,082,521 2,598,158

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Guidelines for Completing a Visa Application | Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Washington, D.C." www.botswanaembassy.org. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  3. ^ IMMIGRATION VISA REGULATIONS
  4. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/BWGovernment/status/1035604378013655040
  5. ^ http://www.mea.gov.in/TreatyDetail.htm?3424
  6. ^ https://www.theafricanprogressiveeconomist.com/botswana-tourist-offered-visa-on-arrival-to-boost-business/news-desk/
  7. ^ https://thatothercity.com/botswana-offers-visa-on-arrival-to-africans/
  8. ^ [1]