Does Botswana Require Yellow Fever Vaccination

Botswana and other countries require the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis as proof of vaccination against yellow fever before entry, particularly travelers from or those who have visited or have transited yellow fever endemic areas. This service is offered at selected health facilities in the country.

Who is eligible?

Citizens and non-citizens. 

How do I get this service?

Visit the nearest Health facility that offers the Yellow fever vaccine.

What supporting documents are required?

  • Valid National Identity card (Omang). 
  • Passport for non-citizens.

How long will this service take?


How much does it cost?

  • No cost for citizens.
  • BWP 40.00 for non-citizens.

Where can I obtain this service?

Service is offered at the following facilities:

Kgatelopele Clinic, Block 8, Gaborone on Thursdays from 1000 hours to 1630 hours, Tel-3939345

Nkaikela Clinic, Tlokweng on Wednesdays from 1000 hours to 1630 hours, Tel-3936890/3928228

Tlokweng Clinic, Tlokweng on Wednesdays from 1000 hours to 1630 hours, Tel-3928596

Village Clinic, Extension 15, Gaborone on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1400 hours to 1630 hours, Tel-3956114/3973670/3976308

Nkoyayaphiri Clinic, Mogoditshane on Tuesdays from 1000 hours to 1200 hours, Tel-3936890

Mogoditshane Clinic, Mogoditshane on Tuesdays from 1000 hours to 1200 hours, Tel-3952548

Botshwelelo Clinic, Francistown on Wednesdays from 0730 hours to 1630 hours, Tel-2442188/2442103

Airstrip Clinic, Xhosa II, Mahalapye on Fridays from 0730 hours to 1630 hours, Tel-4710569/4710009

Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital, Maun on Thursdays from 1100 hours to 1630 hours, Tel-6879000/6879309/10

Kasane Health Post, Kasane on Wednesdays from 0730 hours to 1245 hours, Tel-6250347/6250333

Where can I get more information on this Service

Ministry of Health and Wellness

Department of Community Health Services

Environmental and Occupational Health Division

Port Health Unit

Office GC 13/17

Tell: 3632448/3632882

Opening Hours: Enquire about the selected health facilities before visiting.

Do I need a yellow fever vaccine for Botswana?

Selectively advised vaccines – only for those individuals at highest risk: none. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers aged 1 year or over arriving from or having transited through a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

What vaccinations do I need for Botswana?

Vaccines and Medicines

Vaccines for diseaseClinical Guidance for Healthcare providers
MeaslesMeasles (Rubeola) – CDC Yellow Book
RabiesRabies – CDC Yellow Book
TyphoidTyphoid – CDC Yellow Book Dosing info – Typhoid
Yellow FeverYellow Fever – CDC Yellow Book

Which countries require yellow fever vaccination?

Who should have the yellow fever vaccine? The yellow fever vaccine is recommended for people from 9 months of age who are traveling to an area where yellow fever is found, including parts of sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Central America, and Trinidad in the Caribbean.