Botswana travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Botswana with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Botswana.

Botswana travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Botswana with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Botswana - quick facts
Flight time 13 to 14 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Setswana, English
Currency Botswana Pula
Electricity D + G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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Botswana weather

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Botswana travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Botswana from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Botswana.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Botswana travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Botswana with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Botswana, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Botswana covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Botswana with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Botswana FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Botswana including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Botswana due to Covid-19?

Botswana is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Botswana.

Check out Ministry of Health, Botswana for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Botswana?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Botswana. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Botswana from the UK?

The flight time to Botswana from the UK is typically 13 to 14 hours.

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What is the time difference between Botswana and the UK?

The time difference between Botswana and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Botswana?

The main languages spoken in Botswana are Setswana and English.

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What is the currency in Botswana?

The currency in Botswana is the Botswana Pula (BWP).

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Which plugs are used in Botswana?

Botswana uses electrical plug type D + G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Botswana?

They drive on the left side of the road in Botswana.

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