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Facts about Botswana

Botswana is a country known for its beautiful landscape and nature reserves. The nature reserves in Botswana are defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta. During the rainy season, the Okavango Delta becomes a maze of waterways, islands, and lakes. The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve houses animals like giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, and wild dogs. Other popular destinations in Botswana include Chobe National Park, Okavango’s Moremi Game Reserve, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, and Tsodilo Hills.
 
Botswana attracts over 2 million tourists each year.
 
Citizens of all European Union member states, Angola, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe can gain entry into Botswana visa-free for 90 days within a 12-month period.

Basic Travel Requirements for Filipinos visiting Botswana

  • A valid passport with a validity of six months beyond your stay in Botswana.
  • A completely filled visa application form.
  • A Letter of support from the host.
  • Two identical passport photographs size (45mm x 35mm).
  • Residence permit from his/her country of residence.
  • Return air ticket.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to finance stay.
  • Health insurance.
  • Specify the type of visa to apply for.

Types of Botswana Visa

Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Business Visa 21 working days 90 days
Student Visa 4-6 weeks 90 days
Tourist Visa 21 working days 90 days
Work Visa 21 working days 90 days

Visas of Botswana Fees

Visa Type Sub Type Visa Fees
Business Visa Not available
Student Visa Not available
Tourist Visa Not available
Work Visa Not available

FAQs about Visas of Botswana

What languages are spoken in Botswana ?

The official language of Botswana is English, yet most of the population also speak Setswana as well. Conversing with the locals is easily and happily done in English.

Can I drink tap water in Botswana ?

No, you should avoid drinking tap water in Botswana. In urban areas, the water is chlorinated and local people may drink it, however,  It is strongly advised you drink bottled water at all times.

How long can I stay in Botswana ?

Foreigners are allowed to stay in Botswana for a maximum of 90 days every 12 months, so a 30-day visa may be extended twice. Visas can be extended for free at immigration offices in Gaborone, Francistown, Maun, and Kasane.

Do I need vaccinations to go to Botswana ?

Yes, CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for foreigners traveling to Botswana: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza recommended for travelers to most regions.

4 Visas of Botswana found

Business Visa from Philippines to Botswana

This visa is issued to Philippines traveling to Botswana for business purposes. Fully completed business visa application form.  Certified (notarized) copy of passport page of applicant (showing names, validity & photograph of bearer). The original passport may be sent at the same time with the application or once the visa is approved. Cover letter from the applicant. If the applicant previously applied for a visa, Please attach a copy of the visa outcome. Travel schedule/flight itinerary/hotel bookings. Invitation letter from the host. A copy of hotel/lodge bookings or state residential address where the applicant will be staying. Proof of sufficient means to finance your stay in Botswana. A certified copy of the host, national identity/residence permit, work permit/exemption certificate/naturalization certificate. Copies of certified marriage and birth certificates (in case of married couples/defendants) A business profile is required if coming to establish a business (host). Confirmation of employment or business registration. Copies of the recent bank statements. Return visa or residence permit from the country of residence.

Category: Visas of Botswana, Visa, Business visa

Student Visa from Philippines to Botswana

This visa is issued to the Philippines traveling to Botswana for Studies. Copy of admission letter from the academic institution in Botswana. Copy of sponsorship letter. For minors, a letter of approval must be signed by the parents/ sponsors. Proof of sufficient funds to support stay in Botswana while studying. Payment of tuition fees. Payment of visa fees. Medical insurance. Flight itinerary. Two passport size photographs in white background. A certified copy of the information page of the student's passport. A certified copy of the student's birth certificate. Payment of immigration fees. Letter from the Office of International Education and Partnerships in Botswana. Copies of the student's transcripts from previous schools. Proof of a clean criminal record. Proof of hostel/accommodation.

Category: Visas of Botswana, Visa, Student visa

Tourist Visa from Philippines to Botswana

This visa is issued to the Philippines traveling to Botswana for tourism/sight-seeing. A valid passport with a validity of six months beyond your stay in Botswana. Proof of a clean criminal record. Payment of visa fees. Flight itinerary. Two passport size photographs in white background. Proof of hotel reservations/accommodation. Medical insurance. If invited, a letter of invitation is required from the host. A completely filled tourist visa application form. Holders of this visa must not study with it. Sufficient means to support travel. Flight itinerary.

Category: Visas of Botswana, Visa, Tourist visa

Work Visa from Philippines to Botswana

This visa is issued to Philippines traveling to Botswana to work in an organisation. A completely filled work visa application form. Valid job offer by means of a contract of employment / appointment letter. A work application. A current curriculum vitae (CV). Certified copies of certificates. A Medical report. Certified copies of a valid passport. 4 Passport size photographs with a white background. Proof of sufficient funds to support stay while working. Travel documents is required. Proof of a clean criminal record track. Proof of current details (if married, single or divorced).

Category: Work visa, Visas of Botswana, Visa