Visa policy of Lesotho

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A foreign national wishing to enter Lesotho must obtain a visa unless they are a citizen of one of the eligible visa exempt countries.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Lesotho
  Lesotho
  Visa exempt for 90 days
  Visa exempt for 14 days
  eVisa

Visa exemption[edit]

Nationals of the following 49 countries and jurisdictions do not require a visa to enter Lesotho for visits up to 90 days:[1][2]

Nationals of the following 22 countries and jurisdictions do not require a visa to enter Lesotho for visits up to 14 days:[2][1]

1 - Including all classes of British nationality.

Nationals of China holding diplomatic or service passports do not require a visa.

e-Visa[edit]

Lesotho introduced an e-Visa system on 1 May 2017.[3] Foreign citizens may apply for tourism, business, student and diplomatic types of visa online through the eVisa system.[4][5]

Transit[edit]

There are no transit facilities in Lesotho.[1]

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Lesotho were from the following countries of nationality:[6][7]

Country 2014 2013 2012
 South Africa 968,742 397,696 394,336
 Zimbabwe 20,523 3,785 3,551
 China 9,630 1,360 998
 United States 8,798 2,679 2,222
 Botswana 6,942 2,200 1,752
 United Kingdom 6,128 2,380 1,811
 India 4,619 259 212
 Netherlands 4,454 4,870 3,594
 Germany 3,746 4,726 3,746
 Swaziland 3,716 1,332 1,071
Total 1,078,510 432,966 422,597

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Countries that do not require Visa to enter Lesotho". Lesotho Embassy in USA. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ eVisa Lesotho
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]

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