Botswana Travel Advice, Embassies & Tourist Offices

Travel Advice

Last updated: 24 January 2015

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit

The Botswanan government has introduced measures to screen travellers arriving from West African countries for Ebola and has announced that travellers arriving from Ebola affected countries may be denied entry to Botswana. Further information is available from the Ministry of Health.

Around 19,000 British nationals visit Botswana every year. Most visits are trouble free.

Wildlife and livestock on roads are a hazard, particularly at night.

Carry some form of identification with you at all times. A photocopy of your passport is sufficient.

Attacks on tourists are rare, but you should take sensible precautions to protect yourself from petty and violent crime.

There is a low threat from terrorism.

Take out travel and medical insurance before travelling.