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,Investment and Trade

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:

VISA Application Form

The Permanent Mission of Botswana in Geneva also facilitates assistance to Batswana in the countries of accreditation. All Batswana living in Austria are required to complete the form  found in the homepage.

Information on Botswana and other assistance, including travelling to Botswana or tourism and investment in Botswana could be sought at the Honorary Consul’s office:

Dr. Harald Meixner
Botswana Honorary Consul
Linke Wienzele 4
A-1060 Vienna

(0043) 1587 9612 / 17

(0043) 15873432