International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Entry into Laos From France is Restricted

Description

Most international travelers are not allowed to enter Laos.

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The travel restrictions do not apply to:

  • Lao nationals;
  • Diplomatic missions and international organizations with urgent needs;
  • Any ministry and Agency with the urgent need for experts or students;
  • Travelers with valid multiple-entry long-term visas;
  • Companies and project owners with the urgent need of workers.

Any individual needing to enter Laos must obtain prior permission and fulfill additional requirements.

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US Embassy for Laos
Start Date
3/20/2020
Updated
6/10/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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UK Embassy for Laos
Start Date
3/25/2021
Updated
6/10/2021
Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Testing Options
  • A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
Start Date
5/15/2020
Updated
6/10/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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US Embassy for Laos
Start Date
5/15/2020
Updated
6/10/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine

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Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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UK Embassy for Laos
Start Date
5/15/2020
Updated
6/10/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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UK Embassy for Laos
Start Date
5/29/2020
Updated
6/10/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Unknown
We have limited data on COVID-19 transmission in Laos and can't assess the risk of traveling to this destination.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
0.65
Increased by-0.37
at 6/13/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.30%
Increased by0.00%
at 6/10/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
9.81%
Increased by0.42%
at 6/13/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
713,709
Increased by30,355
at 6/13/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.64
Decreased by0.18
at 6/12/2021

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

Local Guidelines

General

Inter-province travel is allowed between provinces where community transmission has not been identified. Regional authorities may impose local lockdown measures if the area has a high risk of infection. Travel from the Vientiane Capital is permitted for people who can show they have been fully vaccinated at least a month before travel. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of mask

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

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Closed
Severity
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Public transportation, including internal flights, is currently suspended.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Restaurants are open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing and temperature checks may be conducted on entry.

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 are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, temperature checks, and social distancing. Non-essential shops in Vientiane Capital may be closed.

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