As borders go this was really easy.On the way in you turn left there’s a sign to tell you to turn right if you need to do Mass Distance Charges. We have no idea if this is true or not. Anyhow, normal vehicles go left.
You turn left into the main area and left again into the parking for immigration.
Straight to immigration step 1. As simple as it comes this one.
Step 1.In you go and complete a departure card. We had to ask for one. The Arrival and Departure cards are the same. Complete that and hand it over with your passport. They stamp you out. Simple.On the way out you might notice a huge sign saying to hand in your cross border slip (Road Tax) which you paid for on entry. This was not needed. I asked if we needed to hand them in and he said no.
On the way out of the Namibian side there a lady at a desk. She will likely flap her wrist limply to signal you to stop. Go over and complete her clip board. All that was needed was basic vehicle details and type and name of driver etc. I think passport number was the most complicated part.
So you’re out of Namibia and into Botswana side. First stop is port health to show them your PCR covid test.
Hand over the PCR, well push it through the little slot. Have a chat and wait for a little square of stamped paper. The PCR is returned. You will need it later…..This little office is right next to the sink. You do not enter the building.
Botswana Immigration and Customs. Step 4 and 5.Step 4Go into the covered walk way and into the Immigration “hall” and complete a arrival card. Handover the card, square of paper from PCR window, the actual PCR test and your passport. Ask for 90 days.Your PCR test is returned again. You don’t need it any more. He will give you a piece of paper (gate pass) with one stamp. Write on your vehicle registration and Make and progress to the customs “hall”.Step 5Hand over passport of driver and piece of paper (gate pass). Pay the insurance and road tax and other fees on his card machine. For us it was 256 Pula. CREDIT/DEBIT CARD. No mention of cash. Get a receipt and a stamped gate pass.On the way out of the border. Place the gate pass in a box which is held by a uniformed man.
One of the easiest borders in the world.No checks for Alcohol, Meat, Dairy or Vegetables. Nothing was asked for. No checks were made.