Lesotho - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Lesotho

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No restrictions for people with HIV.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Lesotho

There are no restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS. There are no specific legal regulations concerning people with AIDS.

Neither a medical certificate nor an HIV test result is required when entering the country. Foreigners with a known HIV infection are not subject to specific residence regulations. There are no regulations regarding the control, deportation or expulsion of those concerned.

Antiretroviral medication can be carried for personal use (quantities according to duration of stay).

(Source: 1)

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Lesotho.

(Source: 2)


HIV treatment information for Lesotho

  • no source

    HIV information / HIV NGOs in Lesotho

  • no source

    Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

    The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

    Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at http://criminalisation.gnpplus.net/.



    1. Embassy of Lesotho, Berlin, July 23, 2008
    2. U.S. Department Of State; Bureau of Consular Affairs; https://travel.state.gov, January 21, 2020, consulted March 23, 2022


    updated: 3/23/2022
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