VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa required

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required

Note:

Holders of emergency travel documents in transit require a visa

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may not enter Botswana, except for those who have a regulated residence. A 14-day quarantine is mandatory. Transit travel, originating in a neighbouring country, is permitted but only in case of an organised repatriation flight, i.e. scheduled departure from the country (and the region), and provided that the transiting traveller can present a negative test result issued no more than 72 hours earlier.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Visas are required, including for holders of emergency travel documents in transit, but only if they leave the international airport zone. The passport validity period, for travel purposes, must be 6 months as of the date of planned entry. The passport must also contain two empty pages when entering the country. Currently, entering or leaving the country by airplane requires a negative result of the PCR test for COVID-19. Without it, tourists will be placed, at their expense, in hospital centres for at least 10 days.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been signed.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — There is no mandatory vaccination for persons arriving to Botswana, except for those arriving from regions with malaria or yellow fever, as per World Health Organization regulations. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia do not need to submit vaccination certificates if arriving from Serbia.

SECURITY SITUATION — Given the high crime rate, particularly in city cores, individual movement in unsafe zones is not recommended, particularly during evening hours. In commercial centres, only secured places are recommended, most frequently within larger shopping centres. Although children's playgrounds are safe, children should not be let out of sight. All public places have secured parking and access for persons with special needs and persons in wheelchairs. The number for the police is 10111, throughout the territory.

TRANSPORT — Driving a motor vehicle requires the possession of a national driver’s licence as well as an international driving permit, i.e. an official translation of the same into English completed in the diplomatic-consular office of the Republic of Serbia in the South African Republic.

The standard requirement is that the national or the international driver’s licence was issued prior to the date of approved temporary or permanent residence.

OTHER — Electricity is 220V/50, so appropriate adaptors are necessary, purchasable in nearly any supermarket. Mobile telephones with SIM cards from the Republic of Serbia, with roaming activated, operate normally. The official language is English.

 

Contact information:

During your stay in Botswana, for consular assistance and protection you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Pretoria, South Africa, covering Botswana on a non-residential basis, at the following telephone number: 00 27 (0) 12 460 56 26, or e-mail: info@srbembassy.org.za.