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.[6] Foreign citizens may apply for tourism, business, student and diplomatic types of visa online through the eVisa system.[7][8]

Electronic visas are processed within 72 hours. Visitors with a single-entry visa to Lesotho may remain for a maximum period of 44 days.[9] Visitors with multiple-entry visa may travel in and out of Lesotho only within 180 days. Visitors must apply for an extension if their stay is prolonged.[10]

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:[11]

Country 2017 2016 2015 2014
 South Africa 1,009,856 1,081,227 970,292 968,742
 Zimbabwe 20,991 20,835 20,995 20,523
 Netherlands 9,275 7,856 6,223 4,454
 Germany 8,913 7,955 5,951 3,746
 United States 8,589 10,026 9,694 8,798
 China 7,830 6,878 8,095 9,630
 Botswana 7,513 8,972 6,712 6,942
 United Kingdom 5,554 4,970 6,436 6,128
 India 4,745 4,389 3,639 4,619
 eSwatini 3,930 5,006 4,627 3,716
Total 1,137,166 1,196,214 1,082,403 1,078,510

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. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1970/03/monstate.pdf
  4. ^ https://treaties.un.org/doc/Publication/Monthly%20Statement/1972/02/monstate.pdf
  5. ^ "一部査証及び査証料の相互免除に関する日本国政府とレソト王国政府との間の書簡" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. 15 July 1977. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ eVisa Lesotho
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ [5]

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