United Kingdom visa requirements for Botswanas

Travel and visa requirements

Briton Visa is not required for Botswanas

Stay Duration: 180 days

Entry Requirements

  • Botswana passport holders can travel to the United Kingdom for a stay duration of up to 6 months.
  • Nationals of Botswana travelling through the Republic of Ireland can stay in the United Kingdom for up to 3 months.
  • Botswana travellers must possess a passport valid for six months from the date of their arrival in the United Kingdom. It is recommended that this passport has at least two blank pages for entry stamp. 
  • The importation of anabolic steroids and certain other performance-enhancing drugs are prohibited unless they are imported by an individual for self-administration.
  • Visitors from Botswana with amounts exceeding EUR 10,000 or the equivalent in foreign currency (including banker’s draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.
  • The Importation of firearms and ammunition must be supported by an appropriate license/certificate and a permit. This permit can be obtained at the relevant police authority by a sponsor who is resident in the United Kingdom. 
  • Traveller with a pet (cat, dog or ferrets) entering the UK must meet the rules of Regulation (EC) 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013. This regulation is operated in the UK as the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS).
  • Visitors to the United Kingdom would need a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. Tourists are also advised to undergo vaccinations of common illnesses.
  • Tourists must have a return back to Botswana or onward ticket as well as proof of sufficient funds to cover their expenses throughout their entire stay in the United Kingdom.
  • Batswana under the age of 18, hoping to travel to the United Kingdom must have a copy of their birth certificate as well as a signed travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Intending visitors can get to the United Kingdom from any international airport in Botswana. There is an international airport in Gaborone and Francistown.
  • Some of the airlines that fly from Botswana to the United Kingdom are Air Botswana, British Airways, South African Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
  • The travel duration from Gaborone to London, United Kingdom is 13 hours, 15 minutes and from Francistown, it is 18 hours, 30 minutes.
  • The climate in the United Kingdom is temperate and humid, with relatively small temperature variations between winter and summer.
  • Transportation in the United Kingdom is possible with the various public means of transportation available, this includes buses, taxis, trains, and domestic flights.
  • The most practised religion in the United Kingdom is Christianity, with  Catholic, Protestant, Baptist and Methodist as the major denominations. Other religions in the country include Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism and Buddhism.
  • English is the official language of the United Kingdom. There is a various dialect of English in the country. Other prominent languages include  Welsh, Polish,  Indian and Pakistani.
  • Special delicacies in the United Kingdom include fish and chips, bangers and mash, Sunday roast, shepherd's pie/cottage pie, etc.
  • Tourists in the United Kingdom generally spend an average of 110 British Pounds per day.
  • In the United Kingdom, the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • The United Kingdom uses the British Summer Time (GMT+1). Botswana is an hour ahead of the United Kingdom.
  • The official currency in the United Kingdom is the Pound Sterling. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at banks and other exchange outlets in the country.
  • Stonehenge, Tower of London, British Museum and Chester Zoo are some of the tourist site in the United Kingdom.
  • Tourists are advised to be cautious as they go about their tourism-related activities while in the United Kingdom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the United Kingdom safe for tourist visit?

The United Kingdom is a safe country to visit. Violent crime is low, and most tourists will never be bothered by safety concerns other than petty crime. It is ranked 33rd on the ranking of the world's safest countries.

Can I use US dollars in the UK?

The currency in the United Kingdom is the pound sterling. Tourists won't be able to use dollars. Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at banks and various exchange outlets in the country.

What credit cards are accepted in the UK?

All major credit and debit providers are accepted across the UK, especially Visa and MasterCard. American Express and Diners Club may not be accepted in all restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops.

What is the best time to travel to the UK?

Tourists can visit the United Kingdom at any time of year, as its climate is relatively temperate and, in general, doesn't experience extremes during either summer or winter. However, spring (late March to early June) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit, when it's usually warm and dry.

Can Botswana travel to UK as at now.?
Gift Mbulai

1 year ago

can i travel to uk for job seeking

Combien faut il avoir dans son compte pour aller faire du tourisme au royaume Uni?

Can botswana travel to UK as for now??

Can I look for a job when visiting in UK??
Khumoyame Molly Keitsile

2 years ago

Hello. I want to know if i can look for a job while visiting Uk

Can I travel with my spouse and children when visiting UK??

I was to relocate to United Kingdom how do I get Visa from Botswana?

Does a Botswana citizen need a visa to stay in the UK? If so what is the process? Do the Batswana citizen need to apply for spouse or stay visa in advance or can it be applied when in the UK ??

I am from Botswana to visit a family relative for a couple of months is it possible to visit with 10 thousand in botswana currency?

1 year ago


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When I visit someone, which documents should they provide me with? In terms of accommodation and them taking care of me during my stay in UK?

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