Botswana Bans Forex Payments At Ports Of Entry

FCAs Holders Still Allowed To Withdraw Their Money. One Change: Domestic Transactions Require The Use Of Zim Dollar

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) has announced that with effect from the 1st of August 2019, it will no longer be accepting foreign currencies.

The Department said in a statement:

This decision is made to curb high administrative costs incurred by BURS as the cost of converting foreign currency to Botswana Pula is increasingly becoming financially unsustainable.

For continued smooth service, BURS provides Point of Sale (PoS) facilities at all BURS offices and ports of entries.

Furthermore, there are operational bureau exchange services providers at all Botswana’s major ports of entry to facilitate foreign exchange services.