1. Health
  2. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard
  3. Tourist Info Fact Box (bottom of page)


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Advice current as at 4:00 am 23 Jan 2020.

South African Airways is undergoing a business rescue process and has cancelled some international and domestic flights. They will be reviewing further possible flight schedule amendments in the coming days. Check with your airline or tour operator before travelling.

Consular support is limited in Lesotho as the British High Commission does not provide consular services. If you’re in Lesotho and need urgent help from the UK government, call +27 12 421 7500. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Lesotho, call 020 7008 1500. The British High Commission in Pretoria can provide consular support to British nationals in Lesotho.

Most visits to Lesotho are trouble free.

There are ongoing political tensions and occasional spontaneous political demonstrations in Maseru. You should avoid demonstrations, rallies and large public gatherings. There is often an increase in criminal activity, especially property crimes, leading up to the holiday season. Take extra care and be vigilant during this period. See Crime

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Lesotho, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. 


Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Currency: Lesotho Loti | South African Rand (LSL | ZAR)
Exchange Rate: still loading ...
Dialling Code: 266
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 397,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Southern Sotho (official language) 98%

Capital City(s):
Maseru (also largest city)
Telephone Area Code:
Latitude: Longitude:

This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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