Singapore visa requirements for Botswanas

Travel and visa requirements

Singaporean Visa is not required for Botswanas

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Botswana can visit Singapore for a duration of 30 days without a visa.
  • Visitors who wish to stay beyond the 30-day validity period are to apply for an extension at the immigration department.
  • Prospective visitors are required to provide a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond their stay in Singapore. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • On entry and exit into Singapore, tourists with amounts above SGD 20,000 will be required to declare it.
  • A return ticket to Botswana or onward destination is needed as well.
  • Tourists from Botswana travelling to Singapore must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in Singapore. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the country.
  • Also, tourists would be required to present evidence of enough funds to spend during their stay in Singapore.
  • Although a proof yellow fever vaccination is not required, tourists are advised to be vaccinated against common illnesses.
  • Intending visitors are to be aware of the fact that Trafficking of illegal drugs is punishable by death in Singapore.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Singapore from any of the international airports in Botswana. There are international airports in Gaborone and Francistown.
  • Air Botswana, British Airways, Singapore Airlines and  Air Mauritius are some of the Airlines that constantly fly from Botswana to Singapore.
  • The flight time from Gaborone to Singapore, Singapore is 13 hour, and from Francistown, it is 16 hours, 15 hours.
  • Although, the constitution of Singapore guarantees freedom of religion. however, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are the principal religions in Singapore.
  • The Singapore government recognises four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil.
  • The Singapore dollar is the official currency used in Singapore. Tourists can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Sentosa, Gardens by the Bay, Merlion and Marina Bay Sands Singapore are some of the places tourists can visit while in Singapore.
  • Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate, with no true distinct seasons. There is an abundance of rainfall. Therefore, it is almost always warm and wet all year round.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in Singapore are hainanese chicken rice, chilli crab, laksa, char kuay teow, hokkien prawn mee, and barbecued stingray.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $60 to spend on daily expenses while in Singapore.
  • Singapore uses Singapore Standard Time (GMT+8), which puts Botswana six hours behind in time.
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Movement in Singapore is possible with buses, car rentals and taxis. 
  • Visitors travelling to Singapore are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages are spoken in Singapore?

There are four official languages spoken in Singapore and they are Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English. English is the most common language and is the medium of instruction in school and the common language of business. Most Singaporeans, however, use Singlish to communicate with one another. Singlish is a mix of English and other languages and has evolved over the years as a direct result of the crossover of cultures in this vibrant city. 

When is the best time to travel to Singapore?

Overall, the best time to go to Singapore is between February and April. Although Singapore is, for the most part, a year-round destination, the months of February to April fall within Singapore's dry season and experience less rainfall than other times of the year.

What is Singapore famous for?

Singapore is famous for a lot of attractions. Marina Bay, Universal Studios, Disneyland, and China Town are some of Singapore's major tourist sites.

Is Singapore safe for tourist travel?

Safety in Singapore is not a major concern for tourists. Crime is low and Singaporean laws are strict and well-enforced. Most of the crime that occurs in Singapore is opportunistic. Travellers are still advised to remain cautious while in the country.