Lesotho travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Lesotho with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Lesotho.

Lesotho travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Lesotho with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Lesotho - quick facts
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Sesotho, English
Currency Lesotho Loti, South African Rand
Electricity M plug (220V)
Driving side Left

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Lesotho weather

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Lesotho travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Lesotho from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Lesotho.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Lesotho travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Lesotho with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Lesotho, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Lesotho covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Lesotho with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Lesotho FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Lesotho including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Lesotho due to Covid-19?

Lesotho is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Lesotho.

Check out Government of Lesotho for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Lesotho?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Lesotho. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Lesotho and the UK?

The time difference between Lesotho and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Lesotho?

The main languages spoken in Lesotho are Sesotho and English.

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What is the currency in Lesotho?

The currency in Lesotho is the Lesotho Loti (LSL) and the South African Rand (ZAR).

Which plugs are used in Lesotho?

Lesotho uses electrical plug type M (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Lesotho?

They drive on the left side of the road in Lesotho.

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