Travel Guideline into Lesotho

We have prepared a guideline to follow for travellers who wish to travel into and out of Lesotho in the context of COVID-19.

 

TRAVEL INTO LESOTHO

CATEGORY OF PERSONS REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL
Basotho Nationals
  • Valid Passport
  • Covid-19 Test Certificate not older than 3 days or to undergo testing at Point of Entry
Non-Basotho (Essential Services and Diplomats)
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Covid-19 Certificate (not older than 72 hours from the time of entry)
  • Visa (as required)
Daily Commuting Scholars
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Covid-19 Certificate (expires 14 days from the time it was taken, or Rapid Antigen Test as administered for Lesotho passport holders)
Business travellers (Drivers delivering commercial cargo)
  • Valid Passport
  • Visa (as required)
  • Valid Covid-19 Certificate (Multiple entry allowed subject to Negative Covid-19 Test Certificate not older than 72 hours from the time of entry. Certificate valid for 14 days
Attendance of a family funeral (spouse, parent, sibling, guardian, grandparents, children, in-laws)
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Covid-19 Certificate (not older than 72 hours from the time of departure)
  • Supporting document (court order, family letter)

 

 

TRAVEL OUT OF LESOTHO

CATEGORY OF PERSONS REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL
Patients
  • Referral letter from a Lesotho Health Facility
  • Hospital/ RSA Doctor appointment letter
  • Authorisation from Ministry of Health
Businesspeople (Lesotho Passport Holders)
  • Valid passport
  • Valid Traders License
  • Proof of business activities to be undertaken
Businesspeople (Non-Lesotho Passport Holders)
  • Valid passport
  • Valid Traders License
  • Proof of business activities to be undertaken
  • Valid Covid-19 Certificate (not older than 72 hours from the time of entry. Certificate valid for 14 days)
Migrant workers
  • Valid passport
  • Valid Contract
  • Valid Covid-19 Certificate (not older than 72 hours from the time of entry. Certificate valid for 14 days)
Tertiary education & boarding scholars
  • Valid passport
  • Proof of academic/school registration
Travel for purposes of identification of deceased person
  • Valid passport
  • Supporting document (family issued letter)
Foreign nationals, foreign permanent resident permit holders
  • Valid passport
  • Supporting document (Resident permit)
Basotho returnees (Pensioners)
  • Valid passport
  • Supporting document (Pensioner related ID or RSA pension scheme documentation )
Attendance of a family funeral (spouse, parent, sibling, guardian, grandparents, children, in-laws)
  • Valid passport
  • Supporting document (family issued letter)
Basotho retrenched migrant workers (seeking termination packages)  
  • Valid passport
  • Supporting document (retrenchment letter, mine issued letter)