Bots visa applications go digital

news-image

Mpho Tebele

 Gaborone - Botswana has contracted Israeli firm Pangea to integrate its eVisa programme as part of the country’s drive towards providing digital and online services.

The government anticipates that tourists will increasingly opt for online services to minimise human contact as COVID-19 continues to reshape the world.

And with relatively few foreign diplomatic missions, Botswana’s government senses the urgency required to set up online services to facilitate commercial and leisure travel in and out of the country.

According to Pangea, travelers will soon complete visa applications online and ease their entry into the country and the new service will also reduce the government’s expenditure in time, paperwork, and manpower.

Pangea executive vice-president Mr Uzy Rozenthal explained that this will enable visitors to Botswana to obtain visas online and enjoy seamless entry upon arrival at all points of entry.

“We are in the process of integrating our eVisa solution and expect to have it operational (by) the end of the year,” said Mr Rozenthal.

Pangea is also modernising Botswana’s digital immigration and citizenship system.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Comments

image

Poachers have broken into Botswana’s p Read more...

10 Aug, 2018 at 01:58 PM

image

In a sign that Botswana is likely to cli Read more...

02 Jul, 2018 at 09:26 AM

image

Gaborone - Poachers have broken into Bot Read more...

04 Feb, 2019 at 07:35 AM

image

DAR ES SALAAM - DIRECTIVES on online for Read more...

02 Jul, 2018 at 01:24 PM

image

SADC leaders meeting in Tanzania this we Read more...

19 Aug, 2019 at 01:51 PM

image

Lusaka - Zambia will not go under a comp Read more...

25 Jan, 2021 at 08:33 AM

image

Harare - The Confederation of African Fo Read more...

25 Jan, 2021 at 08:28 AM

image

Tshwane - The President of South Africa Read more...

25 Jan, 2021 at 08:25 AM

image

Kinshasa - The future of the DRC depends Read more...

24 Jan, 2021 at 03:21 PM

image

Gaborone - Health authorities in Botswan Read more...

24 Jan, 2021 at 03:17 PM

image

Lusaka - Amid myriad criticisms from soc Read more...

14 Dec, 2018 at 06:28 AM

image

Sharon Kavhu Windhoek - Namibian Minist Read more...

17 May, 2019 at 07:35 PM

image

Cape Town – Perhaps it is in the spiri Read more...

29 Mar, 2018 at 12:48 PM

image

In a sign that Botswana is likely to cli Read more...

02 Jul, 2018 at 09:26 AM

image

Windhoek - Namibia this week became the Read more...

19 Dec, 2020 at 08:53 AM