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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.

December Services Notice

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Limited U.S. Citizen Services hours in December

    The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana wishes to inform all U.S. Citizens that we will only offer routine U.S. Citizen Services by appointment between 8 December 2014 and 5 January 2015.  Emergency services will still be provided as needed.

    We request that you plan well in advance of travel dates and review your passport expiration dates and the number of blank visa pages to prevent urgent situations during this time period.

    To schedule an appointment for U.S. Citizen Services, please send an e-mail request to: ConsularGaborone@State.Gov.

    Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  Your consular team sends our warmest wishes to you for the holidays.

Worldwide Caution

  • Worldwide Caution 10 APR 2014

Traveling to Botswana

  • Traveling to Botswana

Smart Travel Enrollment Program

  • Smart Travel Enrollment Program