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Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas
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Passenger Locator Form
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Health form
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All travellers

All travellers entering Lesotho will be screened for coronavirus. You should comply with any additional screening measures.

Travellers showing symptoms of coronavirus will be required to self-isolate at their permanent or temporary residence or may be placed in an isolation facility in a government hospital at their own expense.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated travellers (i.e. those who have taken a full course of a WHO-recognised COVID-19 vaccine) are allowed to enter Lesotho with a valid vaccination card or certificate. The last dose must have been taken at least 14 days before travel.

Proof of vaccination status

You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Lesotho.

You can use a certificate with a unique identifier such as a verifiable QR or bar code.

Lesotho will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record and proof of COVID-19 vaccination issued in the Crown Dependencies. Your final vaccine dose must have been administered at least 14 days prior to travel. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

Residents of Lesotho

Fully vaccinated residents should follow the same rules as other vaccinated travellers. You will be expected to present a valid vaccination card or certificate.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers must show a negative PCR test result that was obtained no more than 72 hours before arrival at the border.

Travellers departing from the UK should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test.

Residents of Lesotho

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Basotho and Lesotho Residence Permit holders may take a Rapid Antigen Test when entering Lesotho at their own cost, or may be offered free vaccination.

Children and young people

Children 5 years and below are exempted from requiring vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

If you’re transiting through South Africa

All visitors to Lesotho must travel through or transit via South Africa. See our South Africa travel advice page for further information.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 90 days from the date of exit from Lesotho. You must have at least 2 blank pages in your passport when you present it at immigration to enter or leave Lesotho.


British nationals can obtain entry visas on arrival. Overstaying without proper authority is a serious matter. You may be held in detention.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

South Africa

If you intend to visit South Africa before or after travelling to Lesotho your passport should have at least 2 additional blank pages when you present it at immigration to enter or leave South Africa.

Travelling with children via a South African airport

If you’re transiting through a South African airport with children, see our South Africa travel advice page for information and advice about the documents you’ll need to carry.