(Country code: BW)
Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.
There are certain goods which cannot be imported without authority, such as a licence or a permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:
- animal products
- tobacco products
Further details regarding restrictions on the importation of agricultural products can be obtained from the Director of Animal Health and Production. The regulations on importing meat and meat products change frequently. The following consumer goods may be imported for private use, without an import permit provided that they do not exceed the maximum allowable quantities.
Red meat/goat/lamb 25 kg per family
Poultry meat 5 kg per person
Tinned poultry meat 20 kg per person
Eggs 36 eggs per person
Fresh milk 2 litres per person
Maize and products 25 kg per person
Wheat 25 kg per person
Pulses (beans, peas) 25 kg per person
Sorghum products 25 kg per person
Cabbage 1 bag per person
Onions 1 bag per person
Potatoes 1 bag per person
Oranges 1 bag per person
Tomatoes 1 bag per person
Choumollier 1 bag per person
Rape 1 bag per person
Spinach 1 bag per person
Bread loaves 6 per week
Certain goods are prohibited or restricted to protect public health, domestic plant and animal life or the environment. It is not possible to list all prohibited and restricted goods. If you are in doubt whether the importation of other goods is prohibited or restricted, please contact a customs office in Botswana.
In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:
- airline ticket issue
- bee-keeping appliances, used
- credit cards
- ice, in any form
- indecent or obscene material such as pornographic books, films, videos, DVDs and software.
- military firearms, ammunition and explosives
- narcotic, habit forming drugs and related substances in any form
- prison-made goods
- publications or items relating to sexual stimulants or the curing of venereal diseases
- royal jelly
Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.
Commercial goods mailed to Botswana must include an invoice. Permits are not required for bona fide gifts not exceeding R10 in value and 5 kg in weight.