JOINT STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND THE MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS
The two ministries hereby notify the public that the permitted categories of travellers remain as follows: patients, business travellers, all classes of scholars, migrant workers, resident permit holders, daily commuting workers, pensioners, retrenched Basotho migrant workers, Basotho returnees and travellers with exceptional special needs.
Furthermore, antigen tests are restricted by South Africa for commercial truck drivers, daily commuting workers and scholars. Tests are administered when entering the South African border. A negative antigen test, to these category of travellers, will be considered valid for 14 days.
Everyone eligible for travelling is still required to present a valid, negative PCR Covid-19 certificate conducted within 72 hours of travel.
The public will be notified when the Lesotho government introduces rapid testing on its side of the border.