Travel Health Guide

Botswana

For those who dream of seeing the legendary wildlife of Africa up close, Botswana is the place for you. This Southern African nation offers one of the most phenomenal wilderness experiences on earth, with national parks and wildlife reserves that can be explored both in tour groups or at your own pace.

Travel Health Guide

Botswana

For those who dream of seeing the legendary wildlife of Africa up close, Botswana is the place for you. This Southern African nation offers one of the most phenomenal wilderness experiences on earth, with national parks and wildlife reserves that can be explored both in tour groups or at your own pace.

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Botswana Travel Checklist

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Vaccine Entry Requirements For Botswana

Yellow Fever


If traveling directly from the US, Botswana does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to or a 12+ hour layover in another country before arrival in Botswana, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:
African Continent: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

COVID-19


Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

Most travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Botswana

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Malaria Medication

for most visitors traveling to Botswana, preventative medication is recommended as transmission of malaria is high throughout the country. Malaria is a risk in the most visited destinations, including the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Linyanti region and beyond. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

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Some travelers get these

when traveling from the US to Botswana

Vaccines

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Rabies

may be considered if planning activities that involve direct contact with animals or wildlife – ie. wild camping, cave exploring, or fieldwork in rural areas. As a rule, we recommend avoiding interaction with animals – even domestic pets may carry diseases.

Medications

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

At Runway, we're looking to empower the traveler with information, resources and access to prescription travel medication. Runway Health Guides are compiled from government sources, local authorities and vetted by a team of licensed travel physicians. From vaccine requirements to medication recommendations, here’s everything you need to know.

Yellow Fever

If traveling directly from the US, Botswana does not require any vaccines to enter.

If your itinerary includes a visit to or a 12+ hour layover in another country before arrival in Botswana, a Yellow Fever vaccine and proof of vaccination may be required to enter. To see if you are stopping in a Yellow Fever Endemic country before arrival, click here.

Countries with Risk of Yellow Fever Transmission:
African Continent: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Cono, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
South & Central America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela

COVID-19

Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations change regularly. For the latest travel requirements, please refer to this interactive map developed by our friends at Sherpa.

when traveling from the US to Botswana

Vaccines

Covid 19
Childhood Vaccinations

  • Chickenpox
  • Diphtheria – Tetanus – Pertussis
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B

Medications

Malaria Medication

for most visitors traveling to Botswana, preventative medication is recommended as transmission of malaria is high throughout the country. Malaria is a risk in the most visited destinations, including the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, the Linyanti region and beyond. Plan ahead- you may have to start taking medication for several days before and after you travel to ensure that it is effective.

Traveler’s Diarrhea Antibiotics

to alleviate an intestinal infection resulting from eating or drinking contaminated food or water. It is the most common travel-related illness and can occur anywhere, but the highest risk destinations are in Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East.

when traveling from the US to Botswana

Vaccines

Typhoid

if you are visiting rural or remote areas or enjoying an extended stay in the country.

Rabies

may be considered if planning activities that involve direct contact with animals or wildlife – ie. wild camping, cave exploring, or fieldwork in rural areas. As a rule, we recommend avoiding interaction with animals – even domestic pets may carry diseases.

Medications

Motion Sickness Medication

will ensure your travels by air, land or sea are more enjoyable without nausea and dizziness tagging along

Sleep Aid

may be a great addition to your packing list if you struggle with jet lag or sleeplessness due to travel stress or time zone changes.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

This guide is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

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