Botswana and Austria Bilateral Relations  

Botswana and Austria established diplomatic relations almost immediately after Botswana's independence. The two countries have enjoyed cordial relations at both bilateral and international levels. 

The Austrian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, has been accredited to Botswana since 1967. It is currently supported by the Austrian Honorary Consul in Gaborone, Ms. Doreen Khama. The Botswana Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva was accredited to Austria in 2002. Botswana's interests in Austria are represented by the Botswana Honorary Consul in Vienna, Prof. Dr Harald Meixner, since August 1990.

Bilateral Cooperation Agreements

Botswana and Austria continue to cooperate in a number of areas. These include among others, Trade, Defence and Security, Transport, Tourism and Education.  There is potential for further cooperation in a number of other areas.

Visa Requirements

Nationals of Austria do not need visa to visit Botswana. However, Batswana need visa to enter Austrian territory and they can get visa at the Austrian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.

For nationals of other countries residing in Austria, who require visa to enter Botswana, application for visa can be made through filling out the form below and sending it to the Mission, either by e-mail to, fax or post: