International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Laos From Comoros is Restricted

Description

Travelers are not allowed to enter Laos. Travelers must obtain permission for entry from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at least 7 days before travel.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Laotian nationals.
Start Date
3/20/2020
Changed

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Description

Travelers must have health insurance covering COVID-19. A suitable policy is available for purchase on arrival as well.

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UK Embassy for Laos
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Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result. The test must be issued a maximum of 72 hours before the first departure point to Laos.

Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine

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Description

All travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility or hotel at their own expense. A mandatory tracking device will be given on arrival (a rental fee applies) to be worn during quarantine. Travelers who test positive will be admitted to the hospital for treatment.

Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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UK Embassy for Laos
Start Date
Changed
Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival.

Start Date
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in public places.

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UK Embassy for Laos
Start Date
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Laos.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
72.38
Decreased by13.72
at 10/14/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
11.20%
Decreased by3.70%
at 10/14/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
40.43%
Increased by40.43%
at 9/30/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
2,983,763
Increased by2,983,763
at 9/30/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.16
Decreased by0.07
at 10/12/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Across Laos, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Regional authorities may impose local lockdown measures if the area has a high risk of infection. Proof of vaccination may also be required to access some commercial premises in the Vientiane Capital. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
10/13/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is not operating. Inter-province travel is only allowed between provinces where community transmission has not been identified.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and social distancing. Restaurants are closed in high-risk areas.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Closed
Severity
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, temperature checks, and social distancing. Non-essential businesses are closed in high-risk areas.

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