Lesotho

A H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu):  Latest Information

For the latest information, please consult the following link http://www.health.gov.ls/home/

TRAVEL INSURANCE

The Department of Foreign Affairs strongly recommends that comprehensive travel insurance, including medical insurance, is obtained before travelling to Lesotho. Travellers should note that the Irish government does not provide funds for emergency medical repatriation or for repatriation of remains.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For entry requirements for Lesotho, please contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate for Lesotho.  

It is advisable to take a number of photocopies of your passport with you. During your stay you should carry a photocopy of your passport at all times.

SAFETY & SECURITY

You should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners. 

CRIME

Most visits to Lesotho are trouble-free.  You are advised to take normal, sensible precautions to avoid mugging, bag‑snatching and pickpocketing. Do not carry all your money at once. 

Do not walk around Maseru after dark and avoid driving in rural areas at night. When driving in urban centres, especially Maseru, keep doors locked, windows shut and valuables out of sight.

There have been recent incidences of armed attacks on pedestrians. If you have no alternative but to walk around Maseru, avoid taking the same route repeatedly and be vigilant. If you are attacked, or your car is hijacked, do not resist.
 

ROAD SAFETY

Driving standards in Lesotho are poor and you should drive carefully.

HEALTH

There is a high incidence of HIV/AIDS in Lesotho. You should be alert to the dangers of unprotected sex. Lesotho lacks good medical facilities.

DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR MISSIONS IN LESOTHO 

Contact details for all Irish Missions (including Honorary Consuls) in Lesotho are available here.  (Opens in new window)

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 Lesotho

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  1. Take normal precautions
  2. Exercise caution
  3. Exercise extreme caution
  4. Avoid non-essential travel
  5. Do not travel