Botswana - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

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No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. HIV testing for students beginning their studies.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Botswana

There are no specific regulations regarding the entry of people with HIV/AIDS into Botswana. An HIV test is not required in order to enter the country. As far as the Embassy is informed, only students beginning their studies at the University of Botswana are required to take an HIV test. There are no specific regulations in Botswana concerning the residence of HIV positive foreigners.

(Source: 1)


HIV treatment information for Botswana

Although Botswana has one of the highest HIV infection rates in the world, there are no public or private institutions specialised in HIV/AIDS treatment.

(Source: 1)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Botswana

You can get updated information through the aidsmap search engine at


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



  1. Embassy of Germany, Gabarone, March 21, 2000


updated: 12/1/2000
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