Botswana - Entry requirements
Most country nationals require a passport valid for at least six months from date of arrival, but do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days.
You might need to apply for a Visa in order to join us at the IDW18. Please visit the Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Ministry (formerly Ministry of Labour Home Affairs) website for the visa application forms and process and useful information on how to obtain your Visa.
Nationals/citizens of the following countries do not require a visa to enter Botswana:
|All Commonwealth countries (except for Bangaldesh,Cameroon,Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).|
|Norway and Colonies|
|Republic of Ireland|
|United Arab Emirates|
|United States of America|
Costs and processing time
Please note that processing time can be up to a month at a cost of EURO 150 (equivalent to BWP 1714.74/USD 170).
Standard Invitation letters will be sent via email to the participants outside Botswana for VISA purposes. Delegates are encouraged to apply as soon as they know they will travel beyond the stipulated month period. All visa requirements are described at the Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs Ministry website.
Ethiopian Airlines has been appointed and recognized as the official airline carrier for IDW participants who will be departing from any Ethiopian airline cities to Gaborone. Ethiopian Airlines will provide discounts as follows:
- Business Class – 15% discount
- Economy Class – 12% discount
- These discounts do not apply to promotional fares.
The IDW Local Organizing Committee therefore recommends Ethiopian Airline services to all its affiliates and participants for their travel to and from Addis Ababa.
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