Lesotho visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Lesotho Visa is not required for Sierra Leoneans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Sierra Leone citizens can travel to Lesotho without a visa for a maximum duration of 90 days.
  • They are expected to provide an original passport that is valid within the duration of stay.
  • The passport is expected to have least one blank page for entry stamp.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certification will be requested from Sierra Leone citizens entering Lesotho.
  • A bank statement/ evidence of sufficient funds to cover the entire stay in the country is required.
  • The importation of ammunition into Lesotho is prohibited.
  • Visitors are required to tender a proof of accommodation which could be in form of a invitation letter from a host in Lesotho.
  • There are restrictions on the quantity of alcohol and tobacco brought into the country.
  • There are no restrictions on the possession of currency on entry or  exit.
  • In Lesotho, the power plugs and sockets are of type M. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Lesotho uses South Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+2), hence, Lesotho is 2 hours ahead of Lesotho.
  • The estimated flight time between Sierra Leone and Maseru, Lesotho is 7 hours, 58 minutes.
  • Transportation within Lesotho can be done either by driving or using public transport such as coaches or minibus taxis.
  • Visitors to the interior of Lesotho should bring clothing and equipment suitable for extreme cold weather during the winter months of May through August.
  • Lesotho adopts the use of both the South African Rand and the Lesotho Loti.
  • The national and official language of Lesotho is the Sesotho. English is also widely spoken.
  • Christianity is the predominant religion in the country followed  by Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Baha'i.
  • Traditional food in the country include: Oxtail stew,Curries, Kebab and sea foods. 
  • The Kingdom of Lesotho is a small landlocked country bordering South Africa, known for its towering mountain peaks and breathtaking vistas.
  • There are awesome waterfalls or valley panoramas around every corner and there are also great mountain rivers.
  • Greetings in Sesotho include: "Fonane" which means Good evening;  "Lumela' which means Hello and "Mmoro" which means Good morning. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lesotho in South Africa?

Lesotho is a democratic and independent country surrounded by the Republic of South Africa.

What is the best time of the year to travel to Lesotho?

Lesotho is easy to travel all year round with appropriate clothing. However, the winter months from Mid-May to Mid-August are extremely cold.

What is the main religion in Lesotho?

Christianity is the predominant religion in Lesotho, practiced by approximately 90% of its population.