Botswana to introduce $30 tourism levy

As a means to raise funds for the country’s conservation and tourism efforts, the Botswana government has introduced a $30 Tourism Development Levy (TDL) for non-SADC visitors entering the country.

The announcement was made through the Botswana Tourism Organisation by the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, and will come into effect in June 2017. The levy will be valid over a 30-day period for each traveller.

According to www.botswanatourism.co.bw, “the objective of the levy is to raise funds for conservation and national tourism development in order to support the growth of the industry and broaden the tourism base, resultantly improving the lives…
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Botswana to introduce $30 tourism levy