Lesotho Practical Information

Passport

To enter Lesotho, a passport valid for at least three months following departure, and with at least two blank pages, is required by all nationals.

To visit the Kingdom of Lesotho, one must obtain a visa through the Lesotho e-visa system.
Citizens of most Commonwealth countries, Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, European states and the US will be granted a free entry permit, valid for 30 days.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, and to see if a visa is required depending on your country of origin, please contact the Lesotho representation closest to your place of residence.

Health

No compulsory vaccination.

Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License

Local and international driving licenses are required. A 4X4 vehicle is recommended as there are mountainous terrains with some roads in poor condition.

Jet lag

Lesotho Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+2 ). Lesotho is in the Central Africa Time Zone ( CAT ).

Currency

Lesotho uses the Basotho Loti (LSL)
1 Euro (€) = 19.7 LSL
1 Dollar (USD) = 16.5 LSL

There are offices and banks where travellers can exchange money. Credit cards are not widely accepted.

Electricity

220 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter.  More info here.

Languages
Sesotho and English are the two official languages.
However, there are several languages spoken in Eswatini apart from the official two languages including Zulu, Xhosa and Phuthi.

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