International Travel Restrictions and Policies

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Summary

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

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Border Status
RESTRICTED

Entry restricted for international travelers

Policies
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Cases Per Million
167.80
Increased by-5.21
at 12/3/2021
Vaccinated
50.75%
Increased by50.75%
at 11/23/2021
Return Status

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

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
3/19/2020
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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
Start Date
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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
Start Date
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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 test on arrival.

Start Date
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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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US Embassy for Laos
Start Date
Changed
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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US Embassy for Laos
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
167.80
Increased by-5.21
at 12/3/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
22.30%
Increased by-17.40%
at 11/25/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
50.75%
Increased by50.75%
at 11/23/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
3,744,740
Increased by3,744,740
at 11/23/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.06
Increased by-0.06
at 12/1/2021

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.
Checked
12/4/2021

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

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

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

Bars

Status
Closed
Severity
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Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Status
Closed
Severity
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Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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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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