The development which is aimed at managing the movement of children across the country’s borders has the ultimate goal of tackling human trafficking which is a global challenge. Botswana, like other countries, is affected by this problem and as such has enacted the United Nations Anti-Human Trafficking Protocol; which calls upon governments to come up with deliberate measures aimed at combating human trafficking.
Minors travelling through the country’s borders will be required to produce certified copies of unabridged birth certificates.
In the event that one parent is not travelling with the child, the other parent’s affidavit consenting to such travel should be availed. Temporary guardianship must be given if both parents are not travelling with the minor, as well as the abovementioned requirements. However, an affidavit will not be required if the father’s name does not appear on the child’s birth certificate.