Travel Restrictions Entering Laos from Sierra Leone

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Sierra Leone to Laos.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
92.67
Increased by-14.69
at 1/25/2022
Vaccinated
63.06%
Increased by63.06%
at 1/18/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

Travelers from selected countries 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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Experts, technicians, volunteers and foreign students must first request entry to the Task Force Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at least 7 days before the proposed date of entry. Travelers must have a valid visa to be allowed entry.

Lao nationals who wish to return to Laos must contact their closest Laotian embassy or consulate before submitting an entry request to the Task Force Committee.

Start Date
3/19/2020
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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure 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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Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results before exiting Sierra Leone

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Description

Departing travelers must book a test on the government online portal. The test must be a COVID-19 PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure from Sierra Leone. A negative COVID-19 PCR test result should contain a QR code.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 5;
  • Travelers staying for 5 days or less.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Mandatory

Mandatory health insurance

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Description

Travelers must have health insurance covering COVID-19 for at least USD 50,000.

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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Vaccinated travelers must present proof of having received all doses required of a COVID-19 vaccine. The full course of vaccination must have been completed no less than 14 days before travel.

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Mandatory

Mandatory contact-tracing app

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Description

Travelers are required to download and register an account in the Lao Stay-Safe App before travel. Travelers will receive important update information and they will be able to monitor their symptoms through the app.

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Mandatory

Mandatory registration app

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Description

Travelers are required to upload their COVID-19 documentation such as vaccination certificates and COVID-19 test results to the Lao KYC App before travel.

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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

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

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Mandatory

Mandatory 14-day quarantine

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Description

All travelers from selected countries 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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Mandatory

Health screening on arrival

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Description

All travelers are required to undergo a health screening at the airport and other ports of entry.

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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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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Laos.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
92.67
Increased by-14.69
at 1/25/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
39.68%
Decreased by10.46%
at 1/9/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
63.06%
Increased by63.06%
at 1/18/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
4,653,477
Increased by4,653,477
at 1/18/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.81
Increased by-0.10
at 1/23/2022

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

Local Guidelines

Across Laos, social gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 people. Regional authorities may impose local lockdown measures if the area has a high risk of infection. Residents and visitors must install and register on the LaoKYC mobile application to get a vaccine ID and a QR code to be used to access some establishments. In red zones, a curfew remains in place between the hours of 11:30 pm and 5 am. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is not operating. Inter-province travel is only allowed between provinces where community transmission has not been identified.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open for vaccinated customers with LaoKYC QR codes. Restaurants are closed in high-risk areas.

Bars

Closed
Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are open for vaccinated customers with LaoKYC QR codes. Non-essential businesses are closed in high-risk areas.

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