The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States 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.
Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries are allowed to enter Laos by air via Wattay International Airport.
Only group travel is allowed during Phase 1, and at this time travelers must book group travel through an authorized tour operator working under the Lao Travel Green Zone Plan. Travelers can travel within the Green Travel Zones and Green Travel Trails, which include the Vientiane Capital, Luang Prabang Province, and Vang Vieng District in Vientiane Province. The Green Travel Trails include Oudomxay, Xayaboury, Xieng Khouang, Khammouane, and Champasack.
Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.
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
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 quarantine for vaccinated travelers
Fully vaccinated travelers from selected countries who travel in group tours under the Lao Travel Green Zone Plan must quarantine for 24 hours while awaiting the results of the COVID-19 test taken on arrival in Laos.
Travelers who test positive on their test on arrival must quarantine for 3 days and take another COVID-19 test on day 3 of quarantine.
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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