Thabo Brian Dithebe, acting CEO of the Botswana Tourism Organisation, has issued a statement regarding the Ebola outbreak.
It reads as follows: The Botswana Government, through the Ministry of Health, is implementing public health interventions to prevent the introduction and/or spread of the Ebola disease into the country.
One of the interventions undertaken includes entry restrictions on visitors who have been to countries affected by the disease in the last 3 months.
In this connection, the Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO) advises that this is a very important public health issue, and urge all travellers to abide by the regulations and take advice from Immigration and Health Officials at ports of entry.
These measures include travellers subjected to “Ebola Screening and travel tracing formalities, and possibly access restrictions.
BTO wishes to express its confidence in the authorities to execute these measures in the most professional and ethical manner possible. Further BTO wishes to assure travellers of its interest in their well-being and that of the rest of the region during this period.