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    Default Bots Border Entry from RSA Post Omicron

    Has anyone been through Martin's Drift (or other Border Post) today 29 November?
    Are protocols still the same?
    I see Zambia have made changes from tomorrow. If Bots is requiring quarantine on top of PCR etc - no point in going.
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    I just phoned Martin's Drift (+2674910169) and they confirmed that protocols are the same. They just require PCR test less than 72 hours old.
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    Thanks for this, heading through Kopfontein/Tlokweng tomorrow morning and will provide some feedback. PCR testing was much busier than usual so expect delays.
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    *COVID 19 LIVE UPDATES BY JOINT MINISTRIES**ON TUESDAY THESE MEASURES WILL BE EFFECTED DUE TO COVID-19 VARIANT CAUTION*New measures announced by minister of health are as follows:1. Mandatory masking 😷 2. No entry ⛔️ in any government building without a vaccination card ( Markets are government buildings under local government).3. No entry entry in bar, Nightclub without proof of vaccination card.4. Buses to only load to 50% capacity.5. Churches ⛪️ to congregate only for 1 hour6. Bars to open only for 4 days (Wednesday to Saturday) for only 2hours (18:00-20:00hrs).7. No Journalist will be allowed to cover a function without proof of vaccination.8. Aggressive Vaccination to commence on Tuesday and markets as well as Malls to be used in order to meet 2 Million people vaccinated by 31st December 2021.9.No civil servant will be allowed to go to work without proof of vaccination.10.New measures to be announced as the new information emerge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecki View Post
    *COVID 19 LIVE UPDATES BY JOINT MINISTRIES**ON TUESDAY THESE MEASURES WILL BE EFFECTED DUE TO COVID-19 VARIANT CAUTION*New measures announced by minister of health are as follows:1. Mandatory masking 😷 2. No entry ⛔️ in any government building without a vaccination card ( Markets are government buildings under local government).3. No entry entry in bar, Nightclub without proof of vaccination card.4. Buses to only load to 50% capacity.5. Churches ⛪️ to congregate only for 1 hour6. Bars to open only for 4 days (Wednesday to Saturday) for only 2hours (18:00-20:00hrs).7. No Journalist will be allowed to cover a function without proof of vaccination.8. Aggressive Vaccination to commence on Tuesday and markets as well as Malls to be used in order to meet 2 Million people vaccinated by 31st December 2021.9.No civil servant will be allowed to go to work without proof of vaccination.10.New measures to be announced as the new information emerge.
    Are you sure this is Botswana?

    Where would all these people be coming from?

    IIRC , the entire population in BW is around 2.5 Mio whereas about 25% are minors
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    Only 1,53M eligable for the vax according to this posted on the Gov Page. Not sure where they get the 2M from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecki View Post
    *COVID 19 LIVE UPDATES BY JOINT MINISTRIES**ON TUESDAY THESE MEASURES WILL BE EFFECTED DUE TO COVID-19 VARIANT CAUTION*New measures announced by minister of health are as follows:1. Mandatory masking 😷 2. No entry ⛔️ in any government building without a vaccination card ( Markets are government buildings under local government).3. No entry entry in bar, Nightclub without proof of vaccination card.4. Buses to only load to 50% capacity.5. Churches ⛪️ to congregate only for 1 hour6. Bars to open only for 4 days (Wednesday to Saturday) for only 2hours (18:00-20:00hrs).7. No Journalist will be allowed to cover a function without proof of vaccination.8. Aggressive Vaccination to commence on Tuesday and markets as well as Malls to be used in order to meet 2 Million people vaccinated by 31st December 2021.9.No civil servant will be allowed to go to work without proof of vaccination.10.New measures to be announced as the new information emerge.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalahari Safari View Post
    Are you sure this is Botswana?

    Where would all these people be coming from?

    IIRC , the entire population in BW is around 2.5 Mio whereas about 25% are minors
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    Only 1,53M eligable for the vax according to this posted on the Gov Page. Not sure where they get the 2M from

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    Sounds like one of those heard it on whatsapp so must be true stories

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    i admit, cant find on it all official gov site...seems to be fake. sorry for that. its circulation all over here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjf110 View Post
    Thanks for this, heading through Kopfontein/Tlokweng tomorrow morning and will provide some feedback. PCR testing was much busier than usual so expect delays.
    Martin’sDrift went fine except for truck traffic. Screening/customs/immigration/road taxes all quick. Problem was trucks. They blocked the bridge from one side then the other! No control.
    Got through in 90 minutes, but blood pressure was up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trooper View Post
    Martin’sDrift went fine except for truck traffic. Screening/customs/immigration/road taxes all quick. Problem was trucks. They blocked the bridge from one side then the other! No control.
    Got through in 90 minutes, but blood pressure was up!
    We had the same experience 4 weeks ago, convinced a young cop that he needs to take control which he did and instituted a 10 vehicle at a time option.

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    Currently at Tlokweng/kopfontein after a 31 hour PCR turnaround time (Lancet usually well within 24hours)

    Antigen / Rapid tests reinstated along with PCR. Moving very slowly at this stage.
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    On a side note, where do they come up with these names? Sounds like something from Transformers. Megatron being the leader of the Decepticons...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naes-Landy View Post
    On a side note, where do they come up with these names? Sounds like something from Transformers. Megatron being the leader of the Decepticons...
    Greek alphabet.
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    Omicron is small o, as Omega is large O.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naes-Landy View Post
    On a side note, where do they come up with these names? Sounds like something from Transformers. Megatron being the leader of the Decepticons...
    Omicron - anagram for Moronic

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortelius View Post
    Greek alphabet.
    Whats covid got to do with Greece? I thought it came from China?
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    Seems that the president announced tonight that a vaccination certificate is now also needed for entry into Botswana over and above the negative 72 hour test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    Seems that the president announced tonight that a vaccination certificate is now also needed for entry into Botswana over and above the negative 72 hour test.
    Fantastic news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    Seems that the president announced tonight that a vaccination certificate is now also needed for entry into Botswana over and above the negative 72 hour test.
    That is correct.

    See the full speech here : https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...97#post4786797


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    26. (e) To enhance our protection at ports of entry, we will without fail ensure strict enforcement of the 72hour negative PCR policy. Furthermore, a valid vaccine certificate will be required on arrival.
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    Default Re: Bots Border Entry from RSA Post Omicron

    Borders remains open.

    Travellers as per president 's speech need to adhere to protocols.

    Valid PCR Tests..👍
    bookings to Botswana are also open
    www.ndmtravelagencybw.com

    Cheeers!

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