Batswana Coming From SA To Be Placed In Mandatory Quarantine For 2 Weeks at facilities that have been identified in a plan to try curve the spread of COVID-19
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MANDATORY OUARANTINE FOR TRAVELERS
To further strengthen the COVID-19 prevention measures, all people coming from the Republic of South Africa through the Martins Drift, Ramatlabama, Pioneer Gate, Tlokweng borders and Sir Seretse Khama International Airport will be placed under mandatory quarantine for 14 days at facilities that have been identified.
This decision was taken in the view that the Republic of South Africa is affected by COVID-19 and has sustained local transmission. The objective of this mandatory quarantine is to minimise the introduction, transmission and the spread of COVID-19 in Botswana.
Only Batswana and Botswana Residents will be allowed into the country during this period. Anyone refusing mandatory quarantine will be liable to a fine as per Section 25 of the Health Act 2013. Botswana has not as at the 23.March 2020 recorded any positive cases of COVID-19.
For more information please call 3632756/3632757/3632273/3632773 from 0730hrs and 2200hrs and 997 after 2200hrs. Thank you.
Doreen F. Motshegwa
Chief Public Relations Officer For Permanent Secretary