The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that Lesotho will hold a snap election on June 3. The campaign period is already underway, marked by frequent political gatherings and rallies natiowide.
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Lesotho.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S Embassy in Maseru, located at 254 Kingsway Avenue, Maseru, Lesotho at +266 2231-2666, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday–Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday. After hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+266) 5888-4035 (0)77-677-7000
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays)
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