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Lesotho Travel Restrictions

16.11% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 16.11% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Lesotho.

Outgoing travel to LesothoTravelling from New Zealand to Lesotho

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Lesotho.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Lesotho.

Details and exceptions

Individuals who have been in coronavirus-affected areas within the past 14 days are required to self-quarantine at their permanent or temporary place of residence for 14 days. This self-isolation period may be required to take place in a government-nominated hotel at the visitor’s expense.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Lesotho

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Lesotho must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Lesotho will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Lesotho

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Lesotho. Please check the official guidelines from Lesotho for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Lesotho without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Lesotho.

  • Mask usage in Lesotho is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Lesotho are closed. Bars in Lesotho are closed.

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