This is an obligatory Tourism Development Levy (TDL), and will cost international travellers to Botswana US$ 30 per person (not applicable to citizens of SADC member countries).
The stated objective of the Levy is to raise funds for conservation and national tourism development in order to support the growth of the industry and broaden the tourism base, which should work towards improving the lives of the people of Botswana.
The Levy is payable at all ports of entry including airports and border posts, starting 1st June 2017
Payments are done at the ports of entry through electronic payment machines or through cash (US Dollars), debit and credit card. After the payment, a unique receipt corresponding to the passport will be generated. The receipt should then be presented to Immigration Officials. The passport and the receipt will be stamped and handed back to the traveller. The receipt will be valid for a 30 day period and can be used for multiple entries during that time.