Here you will find important tips and useful information for Lesotho.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
Local currency / ISO Code
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
In larger cities, the Travel Mastercard card is sometimes also accepted for cashless payments at shops, hotels, and restaurants.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
The Southafrican rand is likewise a common currency in Lesotho.
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency. Exchanging LSL in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
Pretoria (Südafrika), 225 Veale Street, Parc Nouveau, New Muckleneuk 0181
Tel. +27 12 452 06 60
+ 1 h; +/- 0 h during our summer time
Sesotho and English
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds.
8.30 - 14.30 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 13.00 h (Sat)
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).
Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
High crime rate – mainly in the capital Maseru.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
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