No visa is required for business or tourist travelers for stays of 90 days or less, below are the specific entry requirements per the US Department of State website, please reference this website for recent travel requirement changes and more detailed information.
A passport valid for at least six months after the intended date of departure is required to enter Botswana. US citizens are permitted stays up to 90 days total within a 12 month period without a visa. If visitors are planning on staying longer, or have already exceeded the 90 day per year maximum, or who have not already obtained an airline ticket to depart Botswana, they will be required to obtain a visa prior to arrival. Travelers who attempt to enter Botswana with a temporary travel document [12-page emergency photo-digitized passport (EPDP)] must have a visa to enter Botswana. It is not possible to obtain a visa upon arrival in Botswana, and US citizens without a visa in their temporary passport will face possible fines and long administrative delays.
While there is no specific requirement in Botswana that visitors have a certain number of blank pages in their passport, most flights in/out of Botswana transit through South Africa, which has a strictly enforced policy requiring at least one completely blank visa page and frequently insists on travelers having two completely blank visa pages. Please note that these pages are in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages at the back of the passport. Without a sufficient number of blank pages, travelers, even when in possession of a valid South African visa, may be refused entry into South Africa, fined, and returned to their point of origin at the traveler’s expense.
Your nationality, purpose of visit, length of visit, and number of desired entries effect whether or not you need a visa to this country. Swift does not store all possible combinations of passport and visa requirements, but we are happy to research whether or not you need a visa and what the requirements are if you do need a visa. We do this by visiting a consulate website, going to the actual consulate, or calling the consulate for more information. If you would like us to research visa requirements for you, please fill out the Research Request Form, and a Swift representative will contact you within 24-48 hours with a response to your inquiry. If at all possible, we will get back to you in the same day. Research requests are $15/request.
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Swift Passport Services is a non-government, third party service that acts as a professional emissary between the user, the U.S. Department of State and various foreign consulates to secure Expedited U.S. Passports and Expedited Visa Service in as little as 1 business day. If you do not wish to use a third party service to obtain your passport or visa, please consult the U.S. Department of State website for further instruction.