All visitors to Botswana need a valid passport, but no visas are required by citizens of most Commonwealth countries, EU countries, Israel, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA. On arrival you’ll get a 30-day entrance stamp.
Extensions are available for up to three months. You may be asked to show an onward air ticket or proof of sufficient funds for your intended stay. For more than a three-month extension, apply to the Immigration & Passport Control Office (361 1300; fax 355 2996; cnr Molepole Rd & Nelson Mandela Dr, PO Box 942, Gaborone) before your trip.
Visas for onward travel
Visas for the following neighbouring countries can be obtained in Gaborone.
Zambia Visas are required by citizens of the US, Australia and Britain. In Gaborone, they take one day to process and cost US$60/100 for a single-/double-entry visa, and US$190 for a multiple-entry visa. Note that they’re available at the border for considerably less.