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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lesotho has recently introduced the e-Visa for citizens of over 100 countries. This e-Visa allows travelers to enter the country for tourist or business purposes and it enables them to stay in the Kingdom of Lesotho for up to 30 days Per Entry. The Lesotho e-Visa application process is very simple and 100% online. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive an electronic visa that must be shown to the immigration officers upon arrival. Yes, it’s that simple.

The e-Visa system is an online method of applying for visas from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system to the traveler are that visas can be applied for quickly over the internet at any time, from any location and that payment is made online at the time of the application.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

  • Airline Confirmation

  • Proof of Accommodation

  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable)

  • Legal Guardian 2 Passport Page Scan (if applicable)

  • Legal Guardian 1 Passport Page Scan (if applicable)

  • Minor Consent Letter (if applicable)

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

  • Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction is need to verify payment. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. Only one image is needed per order. (if applicable)

Important Instructions
  • Travelers must have their passport with at least 6-months validity from the date of arrival.

  • The Lesotho e-Visa allows applicants a Single Entry in the Kingdom of Lesotho and they can remain in the country for up to 30 days Per Entry.

  • You can apply for a Lesotho e-Visa if the purpose of your visit is tourism or business.

  • A proof of accommodation is required to obtain the travel document. The dates in this document MUST match the travel dates selected in the application. This is a requirement that is demanded by the government in order to issue the travel document.

  • Possession of a Visa for Lesotho does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he considers that such a person is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in the Kingdom of Lesotho would be contrary to national interests or security.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you don't. As of today, COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not a mandatory to enter Lesotho. Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Lesotho travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

More information in the following link:

https://www.who.int/ith/ITH_Annex_I.pdf

Yes, all travelers must show a negative test result from a PCR test taken with 72 hours of arrival to Lesotho. This applies to vaccinated and non-vaccinated visitors alike.
No, there is no requirement to self-isolate upon arrival to Lesotho.
The Lesotho e-Visa is an official document that allows visitors entry into and travel within the Kingdom of Lesotho. There is no need to make an appointment or present original documents to the Embassy or Consular Office.

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

  • Airline Confirmation

  • Proof of Accommodation

  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable)

  • Legal Guardian 2 Passport Page Scan (if applicable)

  • Legal Guardian 1 Passport Page Scan (if applicable)

  • Minor Consent Letter (if applicable)

  • Invitation Letter (if applicable)

  • Selfie holding the physical credit card used for the transaction is need to verify payment. Only the last 4 digits of the credit card must be visible in the picture. Only one image is needed per order. (if applicable)

The Lesotho e-Visa has a cost of USD 150.00.

Additionally, there is a service fee of:

  • Standard Processing: USD 50.00

  • Rush Processing: USD 85.00

  • Super Rush Processing: USD 115.00

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 11 days

  • Rush Processing: 9 days

  • Super Rush Processing: 7 days

The Lesotho e-Visa is a Single Entry visa and has a validity of 90 days after arrival. Its expiration date will be specified in your e-Visa once it’s issued.

Although your entry to the Kingdom of Lesotho can be at any time of the 90 days of validity, your total stay can not exceed 30 days Per Entry.

Your travel document has to be valid for at least 6 months after your e-visa expires. Also, your passport should have at least two blank pages.
The Lesotho e-Visa allows holders just one Single Entry.
The traveler must apply for this visa at least 7 days before the trip to Lesotho.
NO. Possession of an electronic visa for Lesotho does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he is considers that such a person is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in the Kingdom of Lesotho would be contrary to national interests or security.
Upon arrival in Lesotho, you need to present your passport along with your airline tickets, proof yellow fever vaccination and the Lesotho e-Visa, which must be printed.
You will be required to reapply for an emergency visa at the border or airport.

Nationals of the following countries exempt of the Lesotho e-Visa:

  • To stay up to 90 days: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brunei, Dominica, Gambia, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Tanzania, Tonga.

  • To stay up to 14 days: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Portugal, Spain

  • Unspecified duration of visit: Austria, Australia, Botswana, Canada, Fiji, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, United Kingdom, USA, Zimbabwe

Lesotho is a small country in Southern Africa. It is entirely surrounded by South Africa, and one of the most interesting facts about it is that it is the only country in the world that is situated 1000 meters above sea level. If you are trying to find a vacation destination that satisfies your need for adventure, then Lesotho is the country for you. However, before you pack your bags, there are a few things that you should know about Lesotho. After all, you cannot plan your trip without having some information that will help you get around.

First of all, we will cover the entry requirements. After all, a visa may be in order. But you will be pleased to find out that Lesotho’s visa policy is pretty lenient. For one, there are 71 countries whose citizens can enter Lesotho without a visa. Now, the permitted period of stay depends on your nationality. Some nationalities are granted a 90-day stay in Lesotho, while others can stay for no more than 14 days. If you happen to be in this category of travelers, all you need to travel to Lesotho is a valid passport that remains valid for at least another 6 months from your date of arrival.

The leniency of Lesotho’s visa policy goes even further. All nationalities that are not exempt from getting a visa can obtain a Lesotho eVisa. The electronic visa system was adopted in May 2017. So, even if you are not visa exempt, you can easily apply for a visa online. iVisa can provide assistance in that department. As you can imagine, you will need a passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining from your date of arrival. You are also required to get vaccinated against Yellow Fever. Other necessary documents are proof of accommodation, digital photo, and an airline confirmation.

Now that we covered the entry requirements in Lesotho, we will move on to tourism. As mentioned above, Lesotho is a great destination if what you are seeking is adventure. The best time to travel there is May through September. That way, you avoid the rainy season. Nevertheless, keep in mind that Lesotho has 300 days of sunshine, so even if you travel there during the wet season, you may still get lovely weather. Rain does fall, but mostly in storms, and they are not as common as you would think.

One of the things you have to try while in Lesotho is Pony-Trekking. You can do that in Malealea, Semonkong, or at the Basotho Pony-Trekking center. It is of no importance if you are a beginner rider or an experienced one. Just book a tour, and you will have a great time. This is an excellent opportunity to explore Lesotho’s countryside, and see places that you will not be able to see if you are going around in a car. Plus, the Basotho Pony is very strong. It can ride for miles to far-off villages, but people use them to climb up mountains as well.

You also have the option to go hiking in the Highlands. You will most likely need a guide, but they are easy to find and hire. They will take you to an isolated village, and you have to find your way out. But the experience itself is extraordinary. You can spend the night in a remote village. If you are an experienced hiker, you do not need a guide. Just buy a map and enjoy this experience by yourself. Other fun activities include skiing on the slopes of Oxbow during the winter, or you can go trekking and climbing the Maluti/Drakensberg mountains. You can contact GoVertical Mountaineering Adventures to book your experience. The climbs are not the easiest, so if you have never done it before, you should postpone this activity until you are more prepared for it.

If you are looking for something interesting to see, we would recommend the Kome Caves. You will find them an hour-drive from Maseru, which is in the Berea district. The cave houses were built by Basotho people and used as a hiding place from cannibals. They are quite impressive. The Semonkong Falls is also something you may be interested in seeing. Although there is not much you can do there during the winter because the pond below freezes over. However, in the summer, you can admire the 200-meter drop and even swim in the pond below.

Believe it or not, Lesotho is a place where dinosaurs used to roam. You can find some very well-preserved footprints near Moyeni and Morija. Another attraction you can check out is the Katse Dam, which is 185 meters high. It is located in a narrow valley, which comes with impressive sights. You are given the opportunity to capture some of the most amazing pictures there.

The official languages in Lesotho are Sesotho and English. Some people speak Afrikaans as well. However, that is mostly in urban areas. The farther you go from the cities, the more people speak exclusively Sesotho. We recommend that you learn a few basic words in Sesotho. The locals always appreciate a foreigner who tries to speak the same language, and you will be respected for it.

The food in Lesotho is not out of the ordinary. You can find plenty of western food at restaurants in the cities. However, if you want to try out the local cuisine, you can make friends with the locals, and they will cook something for you. The most common dish is called harajja with Golumbi paste. It is spicy, but not mouth-burning spicy. If you like it, you should show your appreciation. It is considered a high praise to compliment someone’s food, especially if you smack your lips.

As far as safety is concerned, Lesotho is definitely safer than its surrounding neighbor, South Africa. You should avoid walking alone at night in Maseru, though. If you have any problems, your best bet is to contact the UK government travel advisory. You should not give money to people who approach you in the street. They may seem friendly, but at some point, you will be asked to provide them with cash. You should not do so. And lastly, at night, people often drive through red lights. The police do not care very much, and it can also be a precaution against carjacking.

The bottom line is that Lesotho makes an excellent vacation destination. There are plenty of sights to see and a lot of new adventures you can embark on. As long as you do your homework, you should be able to enjoy an unforgettable vacation.

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