Travel Information

El Salvador citizens travelling to Botswana

Citizens of El Salvador that are travelling to Botswana need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Botswana

🤝 friendly locals
inexpensive cost of living
🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather
🌴 Tropical conditions
historical architecture
investment spot

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is BWP.

1 SVC = 1.266423 BWP

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $4.30 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

Botswana has put in place enhanced entry restrictions due to COVID-19. If you're arriving from a high-risk country (not including Australia) you'll be refused entry into Botswana and have your visa cancelled. If you're a resident returning from a high-risk country you're exempt from these restrictions, but will be subjected to 14-days mandatory quarantine. If you're in Botswana and wish to leave, be aware that departure options are becoming more limited. Monitor the media for latest developments and follow the instructions of local authorities. Do not travel to Botswana.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Botswana. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.29 / 5)
Safety (2.36 / 5)
Cost of Living (4.90 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$52.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$4.30 USD

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