Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Banks & Banking Hours

Seven main commercial banks, as well as number of foreign exchange bureau operate in Botswana.

Banking Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 03:30pm
Saturday : 8:30am – 11:00am

Credit Cards
Major credit cards, such as MasterCard and Visa are accepted throughout the country, in most hotels, restaurant, retails outlets and safari companies. In remote area and service station may only accept cash which is Botswana Pula.

Entry Formalities

Citizens of most European Commonwealth countries do not required a visa for entry into Botswana.

Visitors should check with Botswana embassies or consulates or their travel agents before departure regarding their visa requirements.

It is vital for visitors to carry a valid passport and sufficient funds to facilitate their stay in Botswana.

Duty Free Allowance

The following articles and consumables (excluding any goods the importation of which is prohibited), declared at the place where the traveller enters Botswana and not imported on behalf of other persons or by way of trade, may be admitted free of duty and, where applicable, Value Add Tax (VAT).

Wines – 2 litres
Spirituous and other alcoholic beverages – 1 litre
Cigarettes – 200
Cigars – 20
Cigarette or pipe tobacco – 250grams
Perfume – 50 millilitres
Toilet water – 250 millilitres
Other new or used goods of a total
Value not exceeding (from outside SACU) – 3000 UA*
Other new or used goods of a total
Value not exceeding (from SACU) – 500 UA*

*UA is equivalent to One South African Rand.

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What to Bring

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What to Wear

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GMT plus 2 hours

Emergency Numbers
Ambulance : 997 (toll free)
Police : 999 (toll free)
Fire Brigade : 998 (toll free)
Medical Rescue : 992 (toll free)
Medical Air Rescue : 390-1601
Mascom (mobile service) : 122
Orange (mobile service) : 112
be mobile (mobile service) : 1333