Botswana : Factfile


GMT + 2 hours


Setswana but English is the official language


Botswana Pula but US Dollar is also widely used


There are no direct flights but British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, South African Airways go via Johannesburg

Flight time from UK

Approximately 13 hours

Visa requirements

UK, Australian, Canadian, EU and USA passport holders do not need a visa to enter Botswana for a visit up to 90 days. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of the end of your visit.

For further information and up-to-date entry requirements, see or contact the Botswana High Commission:
Tel: 020 7499 0031
Email: [email protected]

Health requirements

There are certain recommended inoculations when travelling to Botswana. You should seek advice regarding inoculations and health precautions from your GP or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known. The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date advice, as well as the location of your nearest Travel Clinic. Another good website to visit for travel health advice is the NHS website

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