What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

FSOs wore suits and specialists wore business casual. - Jul 2019


Suit and tie for those that work with the public. - Apr 2017


People dress in business wear at the U.S. Embassy and Government of Botswana. It's not an overly conservative culture but people dress relatively modestly. Women can definitely get away with skirts above the knee and sleeveless shirts, especially in summer and in social situations. But business meetings are pretty formal. - Jul 2016


Business casual. - Mar 2015


Formal... Locals dress up even just for grocery shopping. - Oct 2014


Business casual. - Nov 2013


The Batswana (people of Botswana) tend to lean toward a more formal look. Suits, dress clothes at work. Some people dress more casually, but Batswana are generally modest in how they dress. - Jul 2013


Business casual/casual. - Apr 2013


People dress very similarly to what you would see in the United States or Europe. Suits for those who work in offices, slacks and polo shirts on the weekend. - Jun 2010


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