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)

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Botswana. However, students beginning their studies at the University of Botswana are required to take an HIV test

(Source: 2)


HIV treatment information for Botswana

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    HIV information / HIV NGOs in Botswana

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    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
    2. US State Department Of State; Bureau of Consular Affairs; / February 10, 2021; consulted June 22, 2021


    updated: 6/22/2021
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