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
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 90 days from the date of entry into 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.
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.