Laos (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 03.02.2021
1. Flights to Lao People’s Dem. Rep. are suspended until 31 March 2021.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
3. Passengers must have a reservation confirmation for 14 days at a designated hotel and transportation arrangements.
4. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR test upon arrival at their own expense; and
– subject to medical screening upon arrival; and
– subject to quarantine for 14 days.
5. A completed health declaration form must be presented upon arrival.
6. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next flight.
7. Only visas with a written authorization from Task Force Committee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs are considered valid.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

1. Flights to Lao People’s Dem. Rep. are suspended until 31 March 2021.
– This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
3. Passengers must have a reservation confirmation for 14 days at a designated hotel and transportation arrangements.
4. Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) RT – PCR test upon arrival at their own expense; and
– subject to medical screening upon arrival; and
– subject to quarantine for 14 days.
5. A completed health declaration form must be presented upon arrival.
6. Airline crew are subject to medical screening and quarantine until their next flight.
7. Only visas with a written authorization from Task Force Committee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs are considered valid.

 

Lockdown Details

Most businesses including restaurants, shops, food markets, gyms/spas, sports facilities, night markets, cinemas, casinos and tourist attractions are able to reopen, provided that COVID preventative measures are in place. These include providing alcohol gel, face masks being worn, maintaining 1m physical distancing, and checking temperatures.

Some venues where the 1m social distancing rule cannot be applied, such as karaoke and night clubs, remain closed. Social gatherings, weddings and traditional events are now permitted as long as COVID-19 prevention measures and social distancing of 1m are in place.

 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/laos/entry-requirements
Data Source: covidcontrols.co