Guide to Sending Parcels to Botswana

Botswana sits landlocked in southern Africa quiet and little known by many. However, researchers have determined this land was the birthplace of modern humans 200,000 years ago. Today, Botswana is mostly covered by the Kalahari Desert though it is wet enough in parts to support cattle and a range of notable migratory birds and big-game animals.

Botswana gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1966, and since then has developed from one of the world's poorest nations to an upper-middle income country. Nevertheless, e-commerce is still in its very early stages in Botswana, but its people enjoy a level of internet penetration higher than the African average. So, like those ancient humans who became today's consumers, we can expect the Batswana will evolve a thriving e-commerce economy in the near future.

Information for this page was taken from the Botswana Unified Revenue Service and Botswana Customs Act, 2018.

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8:14 am
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Botswana before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Botswana

Documents Only

The following items are accepted as document shipments to Botswana from Canada:

  • Annual reports
  • Bids and proposals
  • Books
  • Brochures and pamphlets
  • Cash letters
  • Computer print-outs
  • Diplomas
  • Drawings
  • Intercompany mail
  • Manuscripts
  • Price lists
  • Seismic data
  • Specification sheets

Botswana places restrictions on certain documents as shown below:

Document Type Restriction
Forms Must be blank
Manuals Only if of a technical nature
Newsletters Only if they are for use within a company

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Botswana

Shipping Gifts

Gifts shipped to Botswana from Canada are duty-free upon entry to the country providing:

  • The parcel's value is 400 South African rand or less (about $35 CAD)
  • The gift was sent without any request by the recipient
  • A maximum of 2 gifts per recipient per calendar year are sent
  • They are neither alcoholic beverages nor tobacco products

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

A gift shipment from an individual in Canada to an individual in Botswana will be exempt from duty if:

  • It does not contain tobacco, tobacco products, or alcoholic beverages
  • The recipient has not asked for the gift (it was unsolicited)
  • The gift has a value of not more than 400 South African rand (about $35 CAD)

NOTE: A person in Botswana may only receive a maximum of 2 gifts per calendar year.

Shipments from Business-to-Business

Gift shipments from a business in Canada to a business in Botswana will incur duty without exception.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

If a business in Canada ships a gift to an individual in Botswana, it will have duty applied to it regardless of its value.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Seretse Khama
No. 20915 Block 3
Block 8 Phiriatsena
Gaborone
Botswana

Phone: +267 390 9055
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If your shipment contains several gifts, be sure to wrap and tag each one separately.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Seretse Khama
No. 20915 Block 3
Block 8 Phiriatsena
Gaborone
Botswana

Phone: +267 390 9055
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://www.Botswanatradeportal.org.bw/kcfinder/upload/files/Schedule%20No%204.pdf


Shipping personal effects/belongings to Botswana

Shipping Personal Effects

If you are shipping unaccompanied personal effects to Botswana, it is recommended that you use the services of a registered Botswana customs broker. A list of customs brokers can be found here.

Moving Temporarily

Students

There is no information at this time regarding the importation of a student's personal effects when moving temporarily to Botswana to study

Non-Students

Non-students moving temporarily to Botswana may ship their unaccompanied personal effects exempt from duty charges.

Exemption of duty is granted for personal effects whether they are used or new and if:

  • They are for the use of the persona and his or her family
  • They have been outside of Botswana for a minimum of 6 months
  • They will not be sold or given away for at least 6 months after entry to Botswana
  • Do not include tobacco products or alcoholic beverages

Examples of goods allowed duty-free entry include:

  • Sporting and recreational equipment
  • Equipment and tools needed for a person's trade or profession
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Furniture and other items required for a household

Moving Permanently

Batswana residents returning to live permanently in Botswana may ship their personal effects exempt from duty and taxes.

The exemption is conditional on:

  • The personal effects being owned by the resident
  • The resident having lived outside of Botswana for 6 or more months
  • The goods being for the use of the individual and his or her family
  • The items are not sold or given away for at least 6 months after arrival in Botswana
  • No alcoholic beverages or tobacco products in the shipment

Exemption is provided on goods such as:

  • Furniture
  • Household items such as kitchen implements
  • Tools and equipment used for a person's profession or trade
  • Personal property such as footwear and clothing
  • Recreational and sporting equipment

Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Personal Effects'
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
https://www.Botswanatradeportal.org.bw/kcfinder/upload/files/Schedule%20No%204.pdf
http://www.burs.org.bw/index.php/treaties-and-legislation/legislation/revenue-laws
http://www.burs.org.bw/index.php/customsexcisemain/customs-clearance
https://botswanalaws.com/StatutesActpdf/2018actpdf/BotswanaAct2018/CUSTOMS%20ACT%20(ACT%2033,%202018).pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Seretse Khama
No. 20915 Block 3
Block 8 Phiriatsena
Gaborone
Botswana

Phone: +267 390 9055
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Botswana

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Limited quantities of certain foodstuffs are allowed to be imported into Botswana for private use.

You May Ship

  • Pulses (max. 25 kg)
  • Sugar (max. 12 kg)
  • Tinned poultry (max. 5 kg)

Do Not Ship

  • Perishable and fresh goods
  • Meats of wild animals

Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
http://www.burs.org.bw/?option=com_content&view=article&id=76&Itemid=222

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Seretse Khama
No. 20915 Block 3
Block 8 Phiriatsena
Gaborone
Botswana

Phone: +267 390 9055
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Botswana

Samples

Samples may be shipped from Canada to Botswana exempt from duty providing:

  • They are for the purpose of soliciting sales
  • They are shipped without any charge or exchange of money
  • They stay no longer than 6 months in Botswana

Also, only one sample for each type of article will be allowed entry.


Commercial Sample Checklist
  • A Commercial Invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly indicate 'Commercial Samples' on the commercial invoice in the General Description & Detailed Description of Goods (see sample)
  • The item shipped has tearing, perforation, slashing, defacing, or has permanent marking clearing indicating the item as commercial sample

Sources:
https://www.Botswanatradeportal.org.bw/kcfinder/upload/files/Schedule%20No%204.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Seretse Khama
No. 20915 Block 3
Block 8 Phiriatsena
Gaborone
Botswana

Phone: +267 390 9055
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Botswana

Advertising Material

Advertising material shipped to Botswana for display at meetings, trade fairs, or other exhibitions may enter the country exempt from duty charges.


Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided

Sources:
https://www.Botswanatradeportal.org.bw/kcfinder/upload/files/Schedule%20No%204.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Seretse Khama
No. 20915 Block 3
Block 8 Phiriatsena
Gaborone
Botswana

Phone: +267 390 9055
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Have your goods warranty repaired in Botswana

Repairs

Equipment repaired in Canada under a warranty may re-enter Botswana exempt from duty and taxes providing the repairs were done without any charge.

Items Under Warranty

If a piece of equipment is shipped to Canada for a warranty repair, it may be returned to Botswana without incurring duty or taxes. The only condition is that the repairs were done without charge because of a manufacturing defect or a contractual guarantee.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

Goods no longer under warranty that have been repaired in Canada will incur duty and taxes when they are returned to Botswana.

Sending Product for Repair to Botswana

The Republic of Botswana allows the entry of equipment for repairs under its rules for inward processing of goods.

Returning Repaired Product to Botswana

Providing a repair done in Canada did not incur a charge, the equipment or machinery may be returned to Botswana without duty or taxes being imposed.


Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Botswana or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
https://botswanalaws.com/StatutesActpdf/2018actpdf/BotswanaAct2018/CUSTOMS%20ACT%20(ACT%2033,%202018).pdf
https://www.Botswanatradeportal.org.bw/kcfinder/upload/files/Schedule%20No%204.pdf

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Seretse Khama
No. 20915 Block 3
Block 8 Phiriatsena
Gaborone
Botswana

Phone: +267 390 9055
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Botswana

Temporary Imports

Goods shipped to Botswana as a temporary import may require a guarantee in the amount of the duty and taxes that would be owed on them. One way to avoid this is to use an ATA Carnet (see below for details).

The time limit a temporary import may be allowed to remain in Botswana is variable but cannot be any longer than 12 months.


Goods allowed temporary import include:

  • Tourist advertising material
  • Equipment required for a sporting event or other similar purposes
  • Items and goods destined for display at a meeting, trade fair, exhibition, or other comparable events
  • Equipment and goods of a professional nature or required for a commercial operation

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Botswana, you can pick from Option 1 or 2 of the Temporary Import Methods listed below.

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a commercial invoice (CI). More details below.

Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying
1 Commercial Invoice Only (no other documentation is provided) High - if broker cannot clear goods temporarily
2 Commercial Invoice
+
ATA Carnet
Very Low


1. Complete a Commercial Invoice (CI) only


This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.



2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet

Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of the article however, you can find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/

NOTE: It is highly recommended to get an ATA Carnet for items that frequently travel in and out of the country and especially so when it is valued over $2,500 USD


In addition to the 2 options above, the following criteria must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 12 months in Botswana

NOTE:

  • If the above conditions are not followed, duties and taxes will be charged as though the goods have been imported permanently.
  • Your Customs broker can clear goods of a temporary nature (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc. typically CANNOT clear goods of temporary nature)


Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
https://botswanalaws.com/StatutesActpdf/2018actpdf/BotswanaAct2018/CUSTOMS%20ACT%20(ACT%2033,%202018).pdf
http://www.burs.org.bw/index.php/treaties-and-legislation/legislation/revenue-laws

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Seretse Khama
No. 20915 Block 3
Block 8 Phiriatsena
Gaborone
Botswana

Phone: +267 390 9055
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Botswana

Permanent/Sold Goods

All sold goods entering Botswana from Canada require an import permit and will incur duty and VAT regardless of their value. There are no threshold or de minimis values.

Occasional Shipper

Even if you only occasionally ship sold goods to Botswana, duty and taxes will be charged on all imports no matter their value.

Regular shipper

If you are regularly shipping sold goods to Botswana, we recommend the use of a licenced customs broker. A list of brokers can be found here.


Sources:
http://www.burs.org.bw/images/img/BURS%20Traders%20List%20updated.xlsx

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Seretse Khama
No. 20915 Block 3
Block 8 Phiriatsena
Gaborone
Botswana

Phone: +267 390 9055
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 23 Jul 2021
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time-consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Botswana. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Botswana, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See Temporary import section
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Goods declared prohibited may not enter Botswana while those declared as restricted may enter. However, restricted goods will have limitations to quantity or other rules regarding their entry to the country.

Prohibited Items

  • Semi-precious stones
    (for e.g. agate and amethyst)
  • Firearms, ammunition, and explosives
  • Obscene and indecent
    material in any form - books,
    photos, videos, etc.
  • Drugs that are habit-forming, such as narcotics

Restricted Goods

  • Certain foodstuffs
  • Seeds and bulbs
  • Plants
  • Products of wild animals

Sources:
http://www.burs.org.bw/?option=com_content&view=article&id=75&Itemid=221
http://www.burs.org.bw/index.php/customsexcisemain/prohibitions-and-restrictions-of-goods/restricted-goods

Duty & Taxes

Botswana customs authorities calculate the duty and taxes owed on an import using the CIF value of a shipment, i.e. the sum of the customs value plus insurance costs + freight expenses.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

By calculating the CIF value of your shipment you will be able to predict the amount of duty and taxes owed by the recipient.


Thresholds

There are no threshold or de minimis values on shipments to Botswana. All imports will incur VAT and duty regardless of the value of the shipment.


Currency Botswana Pula (BWP)
Duty Exemption (De minimis Value) N/A
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 12%
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
N/A
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports


Excise Taxes

Imports of certain products into Botswana will incur excise taxes. These include alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. Details can be found here.


  • Candy37%
  • Chocolate20%
  • Spirits and WinesVariable*
  • TobaccoVariable*
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles0%
  • Computers & Laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras0%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats40% - 45%
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics20%
  • Jewellery20%
  • Shirts & Pants40% - 45%
  • Home Appliances0%0 - 25%
  • Toys20%
  • Sports Equipment0%

*Alcoholic beverages duties range from R10.53/L - R161.47/L (about $1 - $14 CAD)

*Tobacco products duties range up to R3 012.17/kg (about $260 CAD)


Sources:
http://www.burs.org.bw/?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=213
http://www.burs.org.bw/?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=196
https://www.macmap.org/
https://www.Botswanatradeportal.org.bw/kcfinder/upload/files/Schedule%20No%201%20Part%202A.pdf

Botswana Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewellery in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Botswana



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