Botswana is often considered one of the best places in the world to experience Africa’s wild nature up close. But to make your trip to this corner of Africa completely splendid and safe, we have prepared a list of recommendations, especially for you.
So take note and go preparing your bags.
What do I need to travel to Botswana?
Considering the current state of the Covid19 pandemic, a PCR test with the negative result is necessary, carried out no more than 72 hours in advance, so that you can enter the country. If the test is positive or shows symptoms of COVID-19, you will need to undergo 14 days of isolation or quarantine.
After entering the country, they must remain in contact with the local health authority for a period of 14 days for follow-up.
You will also need a passport valid for at least six months to enter Botswana.
Current security measures
Due to the current situation there are some measures to take into account to preserve your health and that of the citizens of the country to visit:
– A curfew is applied from 20:00 to 4:00.
– A mask must be worn in public places.
– All public gatherings are prohibited, except religious services, with a maximum of 50 people.
What should I bring to Botswana?
These are some essential items for traveling to Botswana:
-Wear light clothing in neutral colors to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Bring shorts and t-shirts for the day, and pack a fleece jacket for cold nights.
-Insect repellent to protect you from mosquitoes and ticks.
-Sunscreen and salt tablets to prevent heat exhaustion.
-If you plan to go on safari, bring batteries, film or memory cards, and water purification tablets, along with your standard camping gear. These items can be difficult to find in the mountains. Also, a miner’s flashlight is very practical for setting up camp.
-Some common first aid items can be difficult to find in Botswana. Make sure you take a medicine cabinet with you as part of your luggage for the trip.
As for vaccinations, there are no mandatory ones. If it is advisable to carry out malaria prophylaxis and vaccinate against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, yellow fever and hepatitis A, especially for the Okavongo Delta area and Chobe National Park.