Ebola - Botswana

Ebola - Botswana refuses entry to tourists from Nigeria

Members should be aware that clients of an SA based Atta tour operator holding US passports arriving from Lagos, Nigeria were refused entry into Botswana. As a result they were unable to proceed with their safari to the Delta with the accommodation providers demanding 100% cancellation charges.

Officials at the border produced this memo:

Atta has tried throughout the day to get official confirmation from Botswana Tourism and the High Commission in London but as none has been received as yet, operators should be aware that the current position appears to be that entry by anyone from Ebola affected countries and or neighbouring countries will be refused.