Botswana Visa Information

Visa Procurement

Visa requirements are subject to change and visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours. Please check Botswana visa requirements with your local embassy, consulate or a reputable visa handling company for the most up to date visa information before you travel. Also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from Botswana.

Botswana Visa Requirements

Most nationalities, including UK, USA, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African passport holders, do not require a visa to visit Botswana for up to 30 days.

If you are a passport holder of another nationality, check Project Visa for more information on visa requirements for Botswana.

Botswana Tourism Levy from 1st June 2017 (postponed until further notice)

From the 1st June 2017 a tourism levy of $30USD is payable when entering Botswana. Payment is taken at the border in US dollars cash, debit or credit card. The Levy is valid for a 30 day period and can be used for multiple entry.

Please note this Levy has been postpoined until further notice.

Travelling with children

Travelling to or through Botswana with children

Effective from the 1st October 2016 minors (children under 18 years old) travelling through the country’s borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates in addition to their valid passports. In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent's affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father’s name does not appear on the child’s birth certificate.

If you are travelling with children (under 18) it is essential that you contact the High Commission of Botswana for further information relating to these regulations. If you do not carry the correct documentation you will not be allowed to enter the country. Obtaining the correct paperwork is the responsibility of the traveller and not On The Go Tours.

Transiting through South Africa

If you’re transiting through a South African airport with children, please see our South Africa visa page for information and advice about the documents you may need to carry.

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