The Ministry of Environment Natural Resources’ Conservation and Tourism through the Botswana Tourism Organisation has announced the introduction of an obligatory Tourism Development Levy (TDL), payable at all ports of entry including airports and border posts, starting 1st June 2017.

The objective of the Levy is to raise funds for conservation and national tourism development in order to support the growth of the industry and broaden the tourism base, resultantly improving the lives of the people of Botswana.

All visitors to Botswana (except residents and citizens of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states) are required to pay the TDL.   The fee for the TDL is USD30.00 per person and payments are done at the ports of entry through electronic payment machines through cash, debit and credit card before the immigration formality.  The receipt will be valid for a 30 day period and can be used for multiple entry within the 30 day period.

The Botswana Government remains committed to growing the contribution of tourism to the national economy as well as economic diversification and employment creation.

For enquiries please email: or call +267 391 3111.  This information  has been provided by Botswana Tourism:

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Nomad Team

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