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Botswana COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 30, 2020

Libryo is using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates will provide highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


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Live updates: COVID-19 regulations for

Botswana

Botswana

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Last Updated: Friday 30 April 2020

Public Health (Prohibition of Entry into Botswana) Order, 2020
 

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The Minister of Health and Wellness of Botswana has issued an Order that prohibits the entry into Botswana by persons coming from countries with a high risk of COVID-19 infection unless they are citizens or residents of Botswana.

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Gazette Number: 26

Notice Number: 37 of 2020

Publication Date: 24 March 2020

Effective Date: 24 March 2020

Source: https://africanlii.org/akn/bw/act/si/2020/37

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Public Health (Prevention of Introduction of Covid-19 into Botswana) Order, 2020

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The Minister of Health and Wellness of Botswana has issued an order that requires citizens and non-citizens resident in Botswana who are entering Botswana to submit to medical examination, isolation, medical surveillance and quarantine if required.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act

Gazette Number: 26

Notice Number: 36 of 2020

Publication Date: 24 March 2020

Effective Date: 24 March 2020

Source: https://africanlii.org/akn/bw/act/si/2020/36

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Public Health (Declaration of a Public Health Emergency) Order, 2020

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The Director of Health Services has issued an Order which declares that a public health emergency exists across Botswana.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act

Gazette Number: 23

Notice Number: 30 of 2020

Publication Date: 20 March 2020

Effective Date: 20 March 2020

Source: https://africanlii.org/akn/bw/act/si/2020/30

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Immigration (Points of Entry) Order, 2020

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The Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs of Botswana has issued an order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that revokes the Immigration Regulations and designates certain border posts, rail entry points and airports as points of entry into Botswana.

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Gazette Number: 23

Notice Number: 34 of 2020

Publication Date: 20 March 2020

Effective Date: 20 March 2020

Source: https://africanlii.org/akn/bw/act/si/2020/34

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Essential Supplies and Services (Availability of Supplies at Fair Price) Regulations, 2020

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The President of the Republic of Botswana has issued Regulations with effect from 27 March 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that prohibit traders from increasing prices of commercial goods, food supplies, medical supplies and pharmaceutical supplies by more than the cost of producing or procuring them.

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Gazette Number: 29

Notice Number: 57 of 2020

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: https://africanlii.org/akn/bw/act/si/2020/57

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Directions for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19

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The Director of Health Services has published directions with effect from 27 March 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that give guidelines on how to prevent spreading COVID-19, prohibit entry to Botswana from countries with high risks of COVID-19 infection, ban social gatherings and suspend licences for entertainment establishments.

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Published in Terms of Public Health Act

Gazette Number: 29

Notice Number: 147 of 2020

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: https://africanlii.org/akn/bw/act/gn/2020/147

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Designated Places of Entry, Exit, Landing, Loading and Examination of Goods into Botswana

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The Commissioner General has published a notice with effect from 27 March 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that restricts goods coming into Botswana other than commercial goods, pharmaceutical supplies and medical equipment and supplies from licensed suppliers and designates certain border posts, airports and railway stops as points of entry for examining goods.

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Gazette Number: 29

Notice Number: 146 of 2020

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: https://africanlii.org/akn/bw/act/gn/2020/146

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Declaration of State of Public Emergency

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The President of the Republic of Botswana has published a declaration with effect from 2 April 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic that declares a state of public emergency.

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Published in Terms of Constitution Of Botswana

Gazette Number: 31

Notice Number: 59 of 2020

Publication Date: 31 March 2020

Effective Date: 2 April 2020

Source: https://africanlii.org/akn/bw/act/si/2020/59

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