Conference delegates should contact the Botswana Embassy in your country of residence six to eight weeks prior to travelling to determine if it is necessary for you to apply for a visa in advance.
Most Commonwealth and SADC countries do not require visas. Certain EU countries also have waived visa rights but it is necessary to check if this applies to you.
If you are travelling through South Africa or another country to get to Gaborone, it is necessary to check if you require transit visas.
The IST-Africa 2011 Organising Committee can only issue Letters of Invitation for visa purposes to delegates after payment for their conference registration has been received.
Conference delegates travelling to Africa for the first time are recommended to have up to date Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines.
It is a good idea to check with your personal physician or travel health clinic four to six weeks prior to travelling, outlining where in South Africa you intend to visit.