The below advice is being kept under weekly review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice. Kindly contact the relevant embassy or consulate in your home country for up to date advice. For further international travel information, kindly visit the following IATA Travel Centre website:  https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

BOTSWANA:

Borders partially open. Individuals wishing to enter Botswana will require a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival. In addition all travellers will also be subject to a COVID-19 rapid test on entry (free of charge). More info for COVID-19 testing in Botswana:  http://www.lancet.co.za/lancet-in-africa/botswana/

LESOTHO:

Borders partially open. Individuals wishing to enter or exit Lesotho will require a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival and will be required to self isolate at their permanent or temporary place of residence for 14 days.

NAMIBIA:

Borders open. Individuals wishing to enter Namibia will require a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 7 days (168 hours) before their arrival. More info for COVID-19 testing in Namibia:  https://www.pathcarenamibia.com/index.php/covid-19/

SWAZILAND:

Borders open. Individuals wishing to enter or exit Swaziland will require a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival and may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days or isolation as advised by the port health officers.

SOUTH AFRICA:

Only International Airports open. Individuals wishing to enter or exit South Africa will require a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival and may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days or isolation as advised by the port health officers. More info for COVID-19 testing in South Africa:  http://www.lancet.co.za/corona-virus-info-hub/

ZAMBIA:

Borders partially open. Tourist visas to Zambia are only available in advance, not on arrival. Individuals wishing to enter or exit Zambia will require a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 72 hours before their arrival and may be required to undergo a quarantine period not exceeding 14 days or isolation as advised by the port health officers.

ZIMBABWE:

Land borders are closed. International airports are open to tourists in addition to Zimbabwean nationals and valid residence permit holders. Individuals wishing to enter Zimbabwe will require a negative COVID-19 test, taken no more than 48 hours before their arrival.