Here you will find important tips and useful information for Botswana.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
BWP 1 = ~ CHF 0.11 ; CHF 1 = ~ BWP 9.52 (07/2020)
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Travelers are advised to bring cash in US dollar (in small amounts).
9.00 - 15.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 11.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 13.00 h and 14.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
+ 1 h; +/- 0 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
230 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.
Gaborone, Plot 5268, Village
Tel.: +267 395 6462
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
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