Following Botswana’s opening of borders on Monday (November 9) for regional flights, Air Botswana has resumed flights to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport from Tuesday, November 10. Long-haul flights into the country remain suspended with the exception of charter flights. The carrier suspended flights in March due to the COVID pandemic.
Flights may be increased or reduced depending on the spread of COVID and/or travel demand.
Travel regulations and guidelines can be found on the government’s official social media pages, Twitter and Facebook @bwgovernment.
Currently, arriving passengers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR result not more than 72 before departure and will be screened for COVID-19 on entry.
Anyone showing symptoms must undertake mandatory testing and possible quarantine. They must remain in contact with the local health authority for 14 days while self-monitoring. Returning citizens and residents not meeting the requirement will undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine and testing at their own cost. Non-citizens who do not meet requirements will not be allowed entry.
Departing passengers must comply with regulations of their destination country.