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Lesotho international travel guide in December 2023

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Lesotho ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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Lesotho is part of Africa with main city at Maseru. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 16.67 ยฐC in Lesotho with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 109.56 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 Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Least Developed ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~16.67 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~109.56 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 2M people

Lesotho Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
There is a nationwide curfew between 10 pm and 4 am. Follow the advice of local authorities. Protests may occur and can become violent. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Lesotho overall due to the risk of violent crime.
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Lesotho Weather

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Lesotho Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Southern Sotho

Money in Lesotho

๐Ÿ’ฑ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

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๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Lesotho is on average 3.1 Mbps.

๐Ÿ“ฑ 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.

๐Ÿ“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 .

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๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

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