Botswana international travel guide in 2023
Botswana is part of Africa with main city at Gaborone. It's usually 🌤️ 24.28 °C in Botswana with a rainfall of 🌧 56.63 mm. Internet speed in Botswana is on average 1.4 Mbps. Its Developing country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Pula. The languages spoken are English and Tswana. Automatic teller machines are common in Botswana. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing 🌤️ ~24.28 °C 🌧 ~56.63 mm 👨👩👦👦 2M people
🛡️ Travel safety
Exercise a high degree of caution
We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Botswana. To enter Botswana you'll need to show proof that you're fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you're not fully vaccinated you may be required to undergo vaccination or PCR testing at your port of entry. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Botswana due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Botswana uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.
The languages that are typically spoken are English and Tswana
💱 Currencies Used
Botswana uses the Botswana pula (symbol: P), code BWP.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 pulas. Pula is subdivided into 100 thebes. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 pulas and 50, 25, 10 and 5 thebes.
Automatic teller machines are common in Botswana. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Botswana is on average 1.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Botswana is low. It is not as easy to find one.
You can buy a SIM card for about 774.87 BWP, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: BTC mobile, Mascom or Orange. Botswana uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Botswana upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Botswana, dial +, then 267 (the country code for Botswana), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Botswana, start with the area code. In the case above area code is - .
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