Botswana is joining a movement in Africa to become more environmentally friendly with a ban on plastic bags being implemented as of 01 November 2018.

This ban is primarily aimed to reduce plastic in commercial use (as opposed to tourists bringing in plastic bags to carry personal property).

We recommend guests avoid bringing plastic bags in to the country all together. However, we have been advised that first time offenders will not be prosecuted.

You can read the full press release here.