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is a landlocked country and enclave, completely surrounded by its only neighboring country, the Republic of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size with a population of approximately 2,067,000. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sesotho. About 40% of the population live below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.

Capital MASERU
Currency Loti (LSL) parificato al Rand sudafricano (ZAR)
Country code 00266
Spoken languages ​​ English and sotho
Passport

Valid passport. For any changes to this rule you should inquire in advance at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

Medical facilities are generally lacking; in case of emergency you should travel to South Africa, where you will find excellent medical facilities. We recommend, however, to conclude, before leaving, health insurance in addition to providing medical expenses also cover an eventual repatriation medical aircraft. It is preferable that the health insurance also provides for the possibility of delivering advances in case of hospitalisation. Private clinics do not dispense medical services without prepayment of at least one deposit, sometimes very costly. The deposit is not required where there is between the healthcare facility and the insurance company a specific Convention. You do not have particular difficulties in finding the main drugs on the market. There are currently endemic diseases or risks of epidemics in progress, except for the presence, though not common, bilharzia (rivers and Lakes) and rickettosi (tick fever). Finally, it should be kept in mind that the entire southern Africa is one of the regions in the world where AIDS is widespread. Warnings Water and food are generally particular problems, especially in the big cities and structures in the vicinity of the major tourist areas. You should, in any case, of: -maintain a high level of personal hygiene; -eat only well-cooked foods and drinking only water and bottled beverages, without adding ice.

Climate

Winters are generally cold with snowfall on the plateaux especially in the months of July and August. Summers are hot, often characterized by violent storms and strong thermal excursions.

Viability

Italian licence Temporary importation of vehicles The carnet is required by Customs passage for vehicles imported temporarily. Car insurance The liability insurance is mandatory. Driving rules Drive on the left. Transport in General The network infrastructure is precarious, with few paved roads. Some flights between the capital Maseru with the Johannesburg International Airport (South Africa). There are no internal air routes.

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