Lesotho health recommendations

Sanitary advices to visit Lesotho

Lesotho is a small country with around 2M Lesotho. Official languages are Sotho and English. Lesotho uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+02:00. Currency used in Lesotho is Loti (LSL).

🏙️ Maseru
🗣️ English Southern Sotho
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 2M ☀️ ~13 °C 🌧 ~62 mm 👍 Least Developed 🚩 30k km2 (12k mi²)
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Sanitary Recommendations

General recommendations

African Tick-Bite Fever and chikungunya are diseases carried by insects that are found in Lesotho. For information on disease prevention, please visit the CDCInsect Protection Advice.

Many countries in Africa have high incidence rates of tuberculosis (TB). For further information, please visit the CDC Tuberculosis Advice.

Many countries in Africa have high HIV prevalence rates. For further information, please visit the CDC HIV Advice.


It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.

A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Lesotho, regardless of where they are eating or staying.

A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

A typhoid vaccination is recommended for most travellers, especially those staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or for those that are adventurous eaters.

A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Lesotho, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.

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