VISA and travel information

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).
Argentina 
Angola
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium 
Brazil
Bulgaria
Chile
Czech Republic
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Denmark
Dominican Republic 
Estonia
Germany 
Finland
France
Greece
Holy See
Iceland
Israel 
Italy
Japan
Kuwait
Latvia 
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Mexico
Monaco
The Netherlands
Norway and Colonies
Oman
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Republic of Ireland
Romania
Russian Federation
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Arabia
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Uruguay
Venezuela
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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). 


Invitation Letters

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.