Travel to Botswana made even easier

Niël Terblanché

Namibians wishing to travel to Botswana will, from 1 April 2023 be able to do so for 24 hours per day. This is according to a notice released by the Executive Director of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security, Etienne Maritz, who said that the 24-hour Operation of the Trans-Kalahari and Mamuno border crossing points will be officially launched by Minister Albert Kawana and his counterpart from Botswana, Peggy Serame, on Saturday.

In this regard, transport companies and travelers alike are requested to temporarily cease the movement of trucks and private vehicles from 08:00 and 13:00 on Saturday in order for the official launch to go ahead unimpeded.

The trans-Kalahari Corridor links the Port of Walvis Bay with Botswana’s capital and South Africa. The launch of the 24-hour operation of the border crossing points follows an announcement by both countries that citizens will only need their national identity cards as travel documents when crossing the border.

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