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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Maseru
November 27, 2021

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Maseru (11/27/2021)

Location: Southern African Countries

Event:  On November 26, the White House announced a travel restriction due to the detection of a variant of the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Lesotho. The policy does not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and certain other categories of travelers. See the text of the announcement here. The new restrictions and requirements will take effect on November 29. The CDC has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice - Do Not Travel for Lesotho.   Subsequently, the Department has updated the Travel Advisory for Lesotho to a Level 4 - Do Not Travel.

U.S. citizens wishing to depart Lesotho currently have multiple options via commercial air and land border crossings. Transportation schedules can change without notice. Please check with airlines/carriers regarding flight cancellations and/or restrictions. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to have a departure plan that does not include government assistance.

Please see contact information for airlines operating from Maseru International Airport below.

Maseru – Moshoeshoe I International Airport

Airline Name: Airlink

Website: https://www.flyairlink.com/

Telephone: +266 22 350 418 & +266 22 350 419

Email: e-ticketing@flyairlink.com

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Maseru
254 Kingsway Avenue
Maseru, Lesotho
Phone: +266-2231-2666
Email: USConsularMaseru@state.gov
Website: https://ls.usembassy.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Lesotho Country Information

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