Botswana international travel guide

Landscape view of Botswana

Botswana πŸ‡§πŸ‡Ό

Botswana is part of Africa with main city at Gaborone. It's usually 🌀️ 25.99 °C in Botswana with a rainfall of 🌧 64.95 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 Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~25.99 Β°C Β  🌧 ~64.95 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 2M people


πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Botswana declared a State of Emergency to address the risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. The movement of all people outside of the home is restricted to essential services and the transport of essential goods. No foreign nationals will be allowed to enter Botswana. Botswana nationals and residents returning from high-risk countries will be allowed to enter the country and will be subject to a mandatory 14-days quarantine at a dedicated facility. All flights in and out have been suspended and most border posts have been closed. The Government has issued advice that masks/face coverings must be worn in public places, businesses and common areas of residential buildings. No visas are currently being issued to enter Botswana. Follow the Australian High Commission's website and social media for updates and register with the High Commission at Do not travel to Botswana.

issued date: May 7, 2020


🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


πŸ”Œ Sockets

Botswana uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type D and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Tswana


πŸ’± 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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.


πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Botswana is on average 1.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Botswana is low. It is not as easy to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

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.

πŸ“ž Calling

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 - .


πŸ†˜ Emergency







Fire department


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Last updated: November 9, 2020

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