Do I need a passport or visa to enter?
U.S. citizens entering Lesotho must present a valid passport. Visas are not required for U.S. citizens visiting for 180 days or less. Vaccination for yellow fever is a common requirement throughout Africa, and travelers should carry their international vaccination cards with them. For more information concerning entry requirements, travelers may contact the Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho, 2511 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone (202) 797-5533. Visit the Embassy of Lesotho’s website for the most current visa information.
While U.S. citizens normally do not need a visa for South Africa if they plan to stay less than 90 days, South African visa requirements are different for individuals who have resided in Lesotho for an extended period of time. It is common for foreigners residing in Lesotho to receive seven-day visas when crossing into South Africa by road. Check with the High Commission of South Africa in Maseru if you are planning to travel in South Africa.