Botswana Health Safety

Please consult your personal physician and/or a travel clinic preferably 6 weeks prior to your departure. Vaccine requirements vary based on your country of origin and your travel itinerary and your previous vaccination history. It is best to consult with your physician or the CDC website for guidelines.


Important vaccinations to consider and which may either be required or recommended are: Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis A & B and Cholera, among others. Please always carry your “International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP)” (or “Yellow Card”) with you.


Malaria


We advise that you consult a medical practitioner at least six weeks prior to travel. Botswana has a high malaria risk in the Central and Northern parts of the country and is low risk in the rest of the country. The highest risk of transmission is during the rainy season from November to June. See websites below for more detailed advice. We suggest taking malaria prophylactics before, during and after your visit if you are visiting a known malarial region. Please consult a medical professional regarding which prophylactics will be suitable for you.


In addition to the recommendations of your travel clinic or physician, you may also consider the following proactive preventative measures:


● Apply insect repellent to exposed skin. Recommended repellents contain 20-35% DEET but it is a very virulent repellent, and should be used cautiously.

● Wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants at dawn and dusk

● Use a mosquito net if your tent or room isn’t screened or air-conditioned; and spray insecticide or burn a mosquito coil before going to bed.


If you come down with flu-like symptoms either during or within four to six weeks after your visit to a malaria area, seek a doctor’s advice immediately or let him/her know that you have been in a malaria area.


You can also visit www.malaria.org.za for more information.


Yellow Fever

There is no risk of Yellow Fever in Botswana; however, vaccination is required for travellers who are arriving from, or have transited through, countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission (e.g. Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda or elsewhere worldwide). This requirement can change unexpectedly, therefore, we recommend carrying a Yellow Fever card with you at all times.


Insurance


It is a condition of booking that you carry the correct comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover yourself, as well as any dependents/travelling companions for the duration of your trip. This insurance should include cover in respect of, but not limited to, the following eventualities:


Compulsory Insurance:


a. Emergency evacuation expenses

b. Medical expenses

c. Repatriation expenses


Recommended Insurance:

a. Cancellation or curtailment of trip

b. Damage/theft/loss of personal luggage, money and goods


Communication:

Botswana country code: +267

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