1. Summary (this page)
  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard
  5. Local laws and customs


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Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Mar 2018.

There’s no British diplomatic representation in Swaziland. If you need emergency consular assistance, you can contact the British High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa.

Most visits are trouble-free. Crime levels are relatively low for the southern Africa region, but you should take sensible precautions as there is often an increase in criminal activity during the festive season. See Crime

You should avoid rallies, demonstrations and gatherings as these can be dispersed forcefully by the police.

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

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Currency: Swaziland Lilangeni (SZL)
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Dialling Code: 268
Drive on the: left
Visitors/Tourists: 879,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
English (official language) 80%
Swati (official language) 58%

Capital City(s):
Mbabane (also largest city)
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Lobamba (also largest city)
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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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