The editor from VF24 spoke on the phone this morning ( Thursday 1st of June ) to a representative at the offices of the Tourism Board of Botswana and it has been confirmed that the levy is temporarily on hold until further notice. The levy was due to begin today. Further information on a new date to start the levy is expected in two weeks time.
The levy is a 30.00 USD charge that all visitors from International Countries ( excluding Nationals and Residents of SADC countries ) will need to pay on arrival in the country. The funds will be ear marked to be used for conservation, nature preservation and sustainable development in the country.