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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Lesotho
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Lesotho


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
- Limited passenger air services between Johannesburg (South Africa) and the capital's Moshoeshoe International Airport (MSU) have restarted.
- Land crossings with South Africa have reopened, but are required to shut by 21.00 (local time).
- The border crossing points at Maseru Bridge, Caledonspoort (Butha Buthe), Maputsoe Bridge, Qacha’s Nek Bridge and Van Rooyen's Gate (Mafeteng) remain open to those providing essential goods and services, those with medical emergencies and limited other categories of traveller, but this is subject to change at short notice. Their hours of operation are reduced due to the COVID-19 related curfew in South Africa.
(Until further notice)
Entry rules

Air travel and land border movement remains limited. Exceptions are made for citizens, permanent residents, diplomats, migrant workers, students, medical purposes, and transportation of essential goods.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
The country has been under the Blue Level since 22 March. Travellers are required to produce a negative result from a COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
• What information is required in the test result?
The PCR test certificate must contain the name of the traveller (corresponding with travel document), a serial number, proof that it was administered within 72 hours, the date that test was taken and the date the result was provided, and the name of the testing laboratory.
(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe?
Consult your airline regarding PCR test requirements to exit the country..
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
(Until further notice)
Curfews and lockdowns

A nightly curfew is in place from 22.00 to 04.00 (local time), under the Blue Level lockdown.
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on businesses
• What restrictions are placed on operating businesses?
Restaurants and fast food outlets are open from 06.00 - 21.00
(Until further notice)
Restrictions on internal travel
Public transport operates but no standing passengers are allowed.
(until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Lesotho

COVID-19 information for Lesotho

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Crime poses the main risk to business travellers to Lesotho, with petty and violent crime in equal prevalence; though levels are generally lower than in neighbouring South Africa. Security is periodically tightened in relation to political tensions, which sometimes prompts rallies.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Lesotho
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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