Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Lesotho’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) guidance on foreign travel insurance.

The British High Commission in Pretoria provides consular support to British nationals in Lesotho. If you are in Lesotho and need urgent help from the UK Government call +27 12 421 7500. If you are in the UK and worried about a British national in Lesotho call 020 7008 5000.

Most visits to Lesotho are trouble free.

There are occasional planned or spontaneous political demonstrations in Maseru. You should avoid demonstrations, rallies and large public gatherings and stay at home if there is any unusual activity by the security forces. See Political situation

Although there is no recent history of terrorism in Lesotho, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

A nationwide nightly curfew has been implemented from 15th May 2023, between 10pm and 4am following reports of growing crime rates and the recent death of a public figure. Unless you have a permit, those failing to comply face a fine or up to two years in jail.