Hong Kong visa requirements for Botswanas

Travel and visa requirements

Hong Kongese Visa is not required for Botswanas

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The immigration department in Hong Kong provides that nationals of Botswana can visit their country without a visa for a duration of 90 days.
  • Intending tourists travelling to Hong Kong are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of their arrival in Hong Kong. The passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • Batswana are also required to provide evidence that they have enough funds to cover their expenses while in Hong Kong. A valid onward or return ticket back to Botswana is needed as well.
  • Visitors to Hong Kong must provide evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Hong Kong. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in Hong Kong.
  • Citizens of Botswana travelling with pets (dogs and cats) will be required to provide a Certificate of Health for the animal signed by an official Government Veterinarian in Botswana, dated not more than 14 days before the date of departure.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Hong Kong from international airports in Botswana. There are international airports in Gaborone and Francistown.
  • South African Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and Air Botswana are some of the carriers that constantly fly from Botswana to Hong Kong.
  • The estimated flight duration from Gaborone to Beijing, Hong Kong is 19 hours, 50 minutes and from Francistown, it is 22 hours, 5 minutes.
  • The climate in Hong Kong is subtropical. Hong Kong has four distinguishable seasons - a warm and humid spring, hot and rainy summer, pleasant and sunny autumn, and cool and dry winter. 
  • The religion in Hong Kong is characterized by a multi-faith diversity of beliefs and practices.  Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are some of the religions practised in Hong Kong.
  • The Hong Kong dollar is the official currency used in Hong Kong. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Chinese and English are the official languages of Hong Kong. However, most of the locals speak Cantonese, which is a dialect of Chinese.
  • Some of the special delicacies found in Hong Kong are sweet and sour pork, wontons, roast gooses, wind sand chicken, shrimp and chicken balls, phoenix talons (chickens' feet), etc.
  • Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong Standard Time (GMT+8), which puts Hong Kong six hours ahead of Botswana.
  • Visitors are advised to budget about $50 per daily spending in Hong Kong.
  • The power and socket plug used in Hong Kong are of Type G and D. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Movement in Hong Kong is possible with buses, minibuses, taxis, car rentals and trains. 
  • Visitors in Hong Kong are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are credit cards widely accepted in shops in Hong kong?

Most shops in Hong Kong accept major credit cards; however, at open-air markets, most vendors will only take cash. As these can offer attractive bargains and are found all over Hong Kong, it’s best to bring both cash in Hong Kong dollars and credit cards when shopping.

Are local phone calls expensive?

No. Calls from private landlines to landlines are free and cost only $1 for five minutes from public telephones. However, hotels will usually charge for local phone calls. International Direct Dial (IDD) services to most countries and regions of the world are available at almost all hotels in Hong Kong.

What is the best time to visit Hong Kong?

The best time to visit Hong Kong is from October to early December when the weather is sunny, cool, and pleasant. January/February is the best time to experience Hong Kong festivals -- it is the time when the Spring Festival and the Lantern Festival are celebrated.

Is Hong Kong safe for visitors?

Hong Kong is one of the safest cities in the world, even at night when people can walk alone with confidence. Having said that, tourists are to take the necessary precautions while in the country.