to and from Laos remain very limited. The Government of the Lao PDR has suspended
the visa on arrival service at all international entry points. No visas are being issued to people travelling from or transit
ing a country with ongoing COVID-19
outbreak. However, the authorities may consider granting entry permission for foreigners (experts, diplomats, technicians and foreign nationals
that are required for essential projects) who wish to travel to Laos. Entry procedures for Laos visa-holders: All foreigners must present a Certificate of Entry (issued by the MFA); a completed Declaration form; and a ‘Fit to Fly’ Certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to travel. All arrivals will be subject to a free COVID-19 test
. Positive cases will be admitted to hospital for treatment. All negative cases have to undergo 14 days quarantine
at designated locations (with all expense
s covered by individuals or their organisations/companies). The application form for the health declaration is available on the official website for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Due to the impacts of coronavirus the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to extend visas in country and be flexible if visas cannot be extended before the due date for operational reasons because of the new regulations.
There is compulsory free testing
on arrival in Laos. Those testing
positive will be admitted to hospital for treatment.
Enhanced health screening
is in place and border crossings between Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam are closed. You should allow additional time to include this possibility and check with your airline if travelling by air.
Anybody travelling to Laos with a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, and a travel history from coronavirus affected countries, will be isolated in hospital and tested. The hospitals being used are Mittaphab, Mahosot, Setthathirath and the National
Military Hospital (103).
: All arrivals testing
negative for COVID-19
will have to undergo 14 days quarantine
at designated locations, which include hotels (with all expense
s covered by individuals or their organisations/companies).
: There is no compulsory COVID testing
from Laos. Please check all conditions of air ticket purchases carefully with airlines as some may require evidence of a negative COVID test