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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Botswana Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 1.0 / 5

Travelling Botswana is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 3 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.1 / 5

Botswana shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Botswana), the Advisory Index is 2.1 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Zimbabwe (2.6), South Africa with 2.6 and Namibia with 2 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Botswana from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/botswana

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise normal precautions in Botswana.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/botswana-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.
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Normal precautions

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/botswana/

About Botswana

Botswana with its capital Gaborone is a country in Africa (Southern Africa), slightly smaller than Texas (600,370 km²). The country is located Southern Africa, north of South Africa. The climate can be described as semiarid; warm winters and hot summers. The landscape is predominantly flat to gently rolling tableland; Kalahari Desert in southwest. With a population of about 1.84 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Gaborone
Population about 1.84 million
Size 600.370 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Texas
Common languages en-BW,tn-BW
Currency Pula (short: BWP)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +267
Internet Top Level Domain .bw
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BW
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BWA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 72

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Botswana is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • desertification
  • limited freshwater resources
  • overgrazing

Natural hazzards

  • periodic droughts
  • seasonal August winds blow from the west, carrying sand and dust across the country, which can obscure visibility

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Botswana. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. beef processing
  2. coal
  3. copper
  4. diamonds
  5. iron ore
  6. nickel
  7. potash
  8. salt
  9. silver
  10. soda ash

Agriculture products

  1. beans
  2. groundnuts
  3. livestock
  4. maize
  5. millet
  6. sorghum
  7. sunflowers

Motswana Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Botswana.

Export products

  1. beef
  2. copper
  3. diamonds
  4. nickel
  5. soda ash
  6. textiles

Import products

  1. electrical goods
  2. foodstuffs
  3. fuel
  4. machinery
  5. metal
  6. metal products
  7. paper products
  8. petroleum products
  9. textiles
  10. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Botswana?

Botswana is currently rated at 1,0 out of a possible 5.0. Travelling Botswana is (relatively) safe.

So ... is it safe to travel Botswana?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Botswana.

How many advisories do you know for Botswana?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 3 active advisories for Botswana.