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Messages for U.S. Citizens

Occasionally the Embassy will distribute messages for  U.S. citizens in Botswana. These messages usually contain time sensitive information vital to your safety and wellbeing. If you provided an email address when you registered with the Embassy, you will automatically receive these messages.


If you have not already registered online with the embassy, we encourage you to do so with the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). It only takes a few minutes to create an account which can be updated whenever and wherever you travel.

  • Entry and Exit Requirements for Children in South Africa

    South Africa issued new immigration regulations effective on June 1, 2015. The following guidance is based on those regulations. All travelers should visit the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website and check the latest requirements with the nearest South African embassy or consulate before traveling. If traveling by air, you may also wish to consult your airline. Read more »

  • Emergency Preparedness for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad

    U.S. citizens living abroad face a host of challenges, but no matter where we live, we are wise to be prepared for emergency situations that can result from natural disasters, technological & accidental hazards, terrorist attacks, social unrest, pandemics, or other reasons. Read more »

  • Worldwide Caution

    The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated October 10, 2014. Read more »

  • Worldwide Travel Alert

    The lone wolf attack in Sydney, Australia on December 15, 2014, resulting in the deaths of two hostages, is a reminder that U.S. citizens should be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security. This Travel Alert expires on March 19, 2015. Read More »

  • South Africa Postpones Enforcement of New Immigration Regulations for Children

    The South African Department of Home Affairs has announced that it will postpone enforcement of new immigration regulations requiring minor children to travel with unabridged birth certificates and parental affidavits of consent until June 1, 2015.  Read more »

  • Restrictions to enter Botswana from Ebola-affected countries

    On August 12, the Government of Botswana announced a travel ban for all non-Botswana citizens traveling from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, as a measure to contain the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. Read more »

  • Voting In 2014 U.S. Elections

    Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow these simple steps »

  • "Entry, Exit, & Visa Requirements" information for South Africa

    As a result of newly issued South African immigration regulations, the Department of State has updated the "Entry, Exit, & Visa Requirements" information for South Africa on Travel.State.Gov. The changes are significant and we urge all U.S. citizens contemplating travel to or transiting through South Africa, to read this information carefully. Highlights of the update follow. Read more »

  • For more information about travel to Botswana including updated security information

    For more information about travel to Botswana please visit the State Department's Country Specific Travel page for Botswana. Read more »

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