Summary

Consular support is limited in Lesotho as the British High Commission does not provide consular services. If you’re in Lesotho and need urgent help from the UK government, call +27 12 421 7500. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Lesotho, call 020 7008 1500. The British High Commission in Pretoria can provide consular support to British nationals in Lesotho.

Most visits to Lesotho are trouble free.

There are ongoing political tensions and occasional spontaneous political demonstrations in Maseru. You should avoid demonstrations, rallies and large public gatherings. There is often an increase in criminal activity, especially property crimes, leading up to the holiday season. Take extra care and be vigilant during this period. See Crime

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Lesotho, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.