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Lesotho travel restrictions & quarantine rules

Landscape view of Lesotho

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Lesotho. Lesotho is Unknown restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Lesotho. Lesotho is part of Africa with main city at Maseru. Its Least Developed country with a population of 2M people. The main currency is Loti. The languages spoken are English and Southern Sotho.
πŸ‘ Least Developed Β  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 2M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Lesotho

Unknown restrictions

for travel
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On return

Quarantine required

Authorized travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Most short-term foreign travelers are required to quarantine at a government facility. The cost range per night is $100-150 USD and must be paid by the traveler. Nationals, residents, and long-term visa holders are required to quarantine at their residence for 14 days.
As part of the quarantine procedure, either the 'Self-Quarantine Safety Protection App' or 'Self-Diagnosis App' must be installed on a mobile device. Health officials at the airport will confirm which app each traveler should use and will provide assistance to install it correctly.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, to be provided upon departure. This document must be printed and written in Korean or English.

Testing on arrival

All passengers will undergo PCR testing on arrival and must remain in the testing facility until the test results are received.
Exceptionally, nationals, residents, and travelers from the US and Europe on long-term visas will be tested within 3 days at a public health center. US and European travelers on short-term visas will be tested at the airport, with results confirmed within 2 days.

Travel restriction details for Lesotho

🚫 Destination Unknown
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
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🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Lesotho

Lesotho is currently under β€œPurple Level” COVID-19 restrictions.
An overnight curfew remains in place from 9pm to 5am.
Supermarkets, grocery shops, hardware stores, cafes and clothing stores are permitted to operate normally but must observe COVID-19 Protocols on sanitisation and social distancing. Hair salons may operate an appointment-only service between 8am and 6pm. Off licenses can operate Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm with take-out service only.
All over the counter essential service providers are permitted to operate with 50% maximum staff capacity. Digital payment methods are encouraged. Fuel stations may operate 24 hours.
Schools and colleges are permitted to operate on a rotational basis. Textile and manufacturing industries can operate at 50% capacity for both a day and night shift. Other businesses, public and private institutions and NGOs may operate between 8am and 4pm with 50% of staff on rotation.
Textile and manufacturing industries can operate at 50% capacity for both a day and night shift. Other businesses, public and private institutions and NGOs may operate between 8am and 4pm with 50% of staff on rotation.
Hotels may open at 100% capacity. Conferences and workshops can be held but numbers are restricted to 50% of the conference venue capacity.
Restaurants and fast food outlets may operate with 50% seated capacity between 6am and 8pm. COVID-19 protocols must be observed (including sanitisation and social distancing). Alcohol is only permitted to be sold as take-out.
Social and family gatherings are not permitted.
Church services are permitted indoors only and with numbers limited to 30% capacity of the church. The service should not last more than two hours and one hour must be allowed for disinfection between services. All people must wear masks all times, including when singing. Weddings are permitted with a maximum of 50 guests inside only and a maximum length of 2 hours. Buffet service is not permitted, only pre-packed meals. Funerals are restricted to a maximum of 100 people and COVID-19 protocols must be observed. Only immediate family members may view the deceased at the mortuary. Night vigils and buffets are not permitted.
Gyms may operate outside with not more than 50 people and must observe social distancing. Only non-contact sports are permitted. Spectators are not permitted.
Public parks and recreational areas are closed.
Political rallies are not permitted. Entertainment events are prohibited.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Lesotho

Exercise a high degree of caution

Lesotho has COVID-19 restrictions in place. If you travel to Lesotho, you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 72 hours of your arrival (see 'Travel'). There's a curfew in place. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Lesotho due to the risk of violent crime.
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