Lesotho international travel guide

Landscape view of Lesotho

Lesotho πŸ‡±πŸ‡Έ

Lesotho is part of Africa with main city at Maseru. It's usually 🌀️ 12.25 °C in Lesotho with a rainfall of 🌧 53.14 mm. Internet speed in Lesotho is on average 3.1 Mbps. Its Least Developed country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Loti. The languages spoken are English and Southern Sotho. Automatic teller machines are rare in Lesotho. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  🌀️ ~12.25 Β°C Β  🌧 ~53.14 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 2M people


πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Lesotho does not yet have a confirmed case of COVID-19. A national emergency was declared on 25 March and Lesotho will be under a state of lockdown from 29 March until 21 April. The border with South Africa will be closed during this period. If you can't or don't want to leave Lesotho, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for an extended stay and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Lesotho.

issued date: March 27, 2020


🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


πŸ”Œ Sockets

Lesotho uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type M.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Southern Sotho


πŸ’± Currencies Used

Lesotho uses the Lesotho loti (symbol: L), code LSL.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 lotis. Loti is subdivided into 100 sentes. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 lotis and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 sentes.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Lesotho. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.


πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Lesotho is on average 3.1 Mbps.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 323.57 LSL, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Econet Telecom or Vodacom. Lesotho uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Lesotho upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Lesotho, dial +, then 266 (the country code for Lesotho), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Lesotho, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .


πŸ†˜ Emergency







Fire department


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Last updated: April 1, 2020