The Botswana Government have announced their intention to ban the use of plastic carrier bags effective from the 1 November 2018. Guests travelling to Botswana should be aware of this and are advised to not carry plastic bags into the country. The proposed fine for carrying plastic bags will be US$500.00.
In its pending transition, Botswana is inspired by countries like China and the United Kingdom that have banned plastics in several cities. In Africa, Botswana will be following the footsteps of Rwanda and Kenya that have already banned plastic bags.