Health information & Vaccination requirements
The information below details which vaccinations are recommended prior to travelling to Botswana and other disease risks associated with this country. Please note this information is for reference only and you should seek advice from a medical professional before travelling.
|Health information from NaTHNaC:|
|Malaria risk:||Yes, Type IV risk - November to June in northern parts of the country|
|Other non vaccine-preventable risks:||Chikungunya, Schistosomiasis, Tuberculosis|
|Yellow fever certificate requirement:||Yes, if coming from countries with risk of transmission|
|Hepatitis B||Japanese encephalitis||Meningococcal meningitis|
|Tick-borne encephalitis||Typhoid fever||Yellow fever|
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Currency, Foreign Exchange & Money Advice
The currency used in Botswana is pulas (BWP). The current exchange rates for pulas are $1 = 0, €1 = 12.26, £1 = 0.
Foreign Currency - Cash
Foreign Currency - Cards
For more information on pulas, including other exchange rates, denominations and cut-out exchange rate pocket charts, see the pulas currency page.
Extras! Flights, Accomodation, Insurance
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