News & Notices

Flexible Working Hours



Due to COVID-19, Embassy staff will be working flexible hours. In case of any immediate contact with the Embassy please call or Whatsapp :

Mr. Sejo Montsho

Minister Counsellor  

+81 80 4141 9935/ +81 3 3550 2981


Public Notice on COVID-19



Due to COVID-19, the Government of Botswana will not allow entry of citizens from the following countries into Botswana till further notice: China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, USA, UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and India.


For an update of daily status on the list of affected countries, please refer to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Republic of Botswana Facebook page: Covid-19_Mohw


Mandatory quarantine for 14 days  for all Batswana and residents returning from high risk countries. 

Advisory: Coronavirus



Due to the increase  in the number of people infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Asia,  (China,Japan,Phillipines,South Korea and Thailand), all Batswana are advised to take the following precautionary measures;


a) Avoid contact with sick people and large gatherings

b) Avoid touching your eyes,nose,mouth, with unwashed hands

c) Clean your hands by often washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol based hand      sanitizer that contains at least 60%-95% alcohol

d) Always wear a mask

e) Spare reasonable cash for emergency flight ticket

f) Stockpile food and bottled water

g) Immediately consult medical institutions when your body reaches temperature of 37.5 C or higher for four day,are        feeling lethargic or experiencing shortness of breath

h) Inform your next of kin as soon as possible


For all those residing or visiting Japan,visit the following websites if you may experience  any symptoms consitent with the new coronavirus;


Batswana are encouraged to register with the Embassy at:



In case of immediate contact with the  Embassy please call or WhatsApp;

Mr. Sejo Montsho

Minister Counselor

+81 80 4141 9935/+81 3 3550 2981





All citizens of Botswana who are registered to vote in Japan for the 2019 General Elections are advised that voting shall be held on the 12th October, 2019 at the following polling station: Embassy of Botswana in Tokyo between the hours of 0900hrs in the morning and 1700hrs in the afternoon. Voters will cast their vote at the polling stations at which they are registered.


Voters are advised to bring their voter cards and valid national identity cards.



Tokyo International Conference on Africa's Development( TICAD 7)


TICAD 7 Summit will be held in Yokohama, Japan from the 27-30th August 2019.The Conference will be attended by Africa leaders from the 55 African countries as well as the business sector and NGOs.On the side-lines of the Summit, will be the Japan–Africa Business Forum&Expo categorized into two:

1.       Japan Fair

 Leading Japanese companies who want to do business in Africa will be exhibiting their unique products and services for African countries.  More than 150 Japanese will participate.

2.       Africa Lounge


Consists of the following:

a)      National Booth:

Space dedicated for African countries where the business opportunities and investment climate of each country will be showcased.

b)      B2B Meeting space:

For exhibitors and visitors.


3.       Event Stage:

Various thematic presentations are planned.

Each participating country including Botswana will have a National Booth to present their business opportunities and investment climates. The Booths will be provided for free.

Participants to bear own costs for return ticket, accommodation and meals.

Venue for the event is Pacifico Yokohama Hall D.

Who should attend?

Anybody who wants to scour the Japanese business environment, network, explore, learn Japanese best practices or collaborate.

For information on the Business Forum see the URL below link

Japan-Africa Business Forum &EXPO

NB:   There are two airports in Tokyo, Haneda International Airport (30 minutes from Tokyo) and Narita International Airport (1 hour from Tokyo).


For other enquiries contact Embassy of Botswana in Tokyo:

Tel: +81-3-5440-5676

Fax: +81-3-5765-7581















Embassy of Botswana

6F, UNIZO  Shiba Yonchome Bldg, 4-5-10 Shiba, Minato-ku Tokyo, Japan

Tel: 81-3-5440-5676
Fax: 81-3-5765-7581

Registration of Nationals