Travel Restrictions Entering Laos from the United States for Unvaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering Laos from the United States for Unvaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
COVID-19 Test icon

Mandatory COVID-19 Test

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Mandatory Masks

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1x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
7.30
Increased by-11.15
at 5/20/2022
Vaccinated
78.54%
Increased by78.54%
at 5/20/2022
Return Status
Restricted

Entry restricted for unvaccinated travelers

The information on this page is applicable to people who are unvaccinated and traveling from the United States to Laos.

View restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers

Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers are allowed to enter Laos. Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

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Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results for unvaccinated travelers

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Description

Unvaccinated travelers must have a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 48 hours before the first departure point to Laos.

Test results must be in English.

More Details

This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 12.
Testing Options
  • A Antigen Test Up To 48 hours
  • A Rapid Test Up To 48 hours
Start Date
Last Change
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.

Relevant Documents and Resources
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Last Change
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.

Relevant Documents and Resources
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On Arrival

Not Required

No quarantine required

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Description

Travelers are not required to quarantine on arrival in Laos.

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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in public places.

More Information
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Last Change

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Laos.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
7.30
Increased by-11.15
at 5/20/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
39.31%
Increased by-13.53%
at 5/12/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
78.54%
Increased by78.54%
at 5/20/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
5,795,828
Increased by5,795,828
at 5/20/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.43
Increased by-0.09
at 5/17/2022

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

Local Guidelines

Although restrictions are gradually lifting, they may be re-introduced at any time and preventative health measures remain encouraged. Proof of vaccination is required for interprovince travel. Some businesses and establishments may still conduct temperature checks and require proof of vaccination in order to enter. 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 operating for vaccinated travelers.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Restaurants are open. Temperature checks and proof of vaccination may be required.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Bars are open. Temperature checks and proof of vaccination may be required.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Nightclubs are open. Temperature checks and proof of vaccination may be required.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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