Travelers will have to produce valid COVID-19 certificates in order to travel to their different destinations and enter the country.
Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro said on Monday night that the curfew however, will stay in place, starting from 10 pm and ending at 4am, adding that liquor stores will operate from Monday to Sunday.
Despite opening the economy, he emphasized that the fight against the pandemic is far from over.
“At the moment, cases of the pandemic have dropped and even the number of patients has also subsided. We would like to thank Basotho in the diaspora, especially in South Africa for listening to the government’s plea that they should not come home during Easter holidays,” Dr Majoro said on Monday.
This is the first time that the country fully opens borders since the beginning of the lockdown restrictions in March last year. Only people with special cases were allowed to move in and out of the country since then.
The restrictions saw a massive decline in economic activity, particularly on the side of tourism and hospitality industry as no travelers and tourists were allowed in.
Some players in the hospitality sector were as a result forced out of business, leaving many people unemployed.