Travel advice for Botswana.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Botswana.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Pula BWP

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 11.00 h (Sat)

Stores

8.00 - 13.00 h and 14.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 1 h; +/- 0 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

English

Capital

Gaborone

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

230 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Gaborone, Plot 5268, Village
Tel.: +267 395 6462

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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