Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of departure. Visas are required by some Commonwealth nationals.
Traffic drives on the left. An international driving permit is recommended. Flying is an efficient way to travel around the country and chartered flights are available. Bus services link the main towns and taxis are available within towns. Botswana Railway runs a daily service between Francistown, Gaborone and Lobatse.
Prevalent diseases where appropriate precautionary measures are recommended include cholera, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, rabies, schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and typhoid.
There were 2,145,000 tourist arrivals in 2010.