The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Sierra Leone to Laos.View restrictions for unvaccinated travelers
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.
Entry restricted for international travelers
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.
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.
Before You Leave
Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results
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.
- A Rt Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results before exiting Sierra Leone
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.
This requirement does not apply to:
- Travelers under the age of 5;
- Travelers staying for 5 days or less.
- A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
Mandatory health insurance
Travelers must have health insurance covering COVID-19 for at least USD 50,000.
Mandatory proof of vaccination
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.
Mandatory contact-tracing app
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.
Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival
Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.
Mandatory 14-day quarantine
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.
Health screening on arrival
All travelers are required to undergo a health screening at the airport and other ports of entry.
While You're There
Masks are mandatory in public
Travelers must wear masks in public places.
COVID-19 Risk Information
Use of mask
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