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Entry Conditions for Laos 2022

Updated: March 2022

 

 

Covid-19 cases have decreased in Laos. On 1st February 2022, the National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has reported only a total of 585 new cases and 4 deaths across the country. To-date, Laos has 551 confirmed deaths, and 134,438 total cases.

Under the anti COVID-19 measures, contact tracing and coordination between local authorities and health officials, as well as testing and vaccinations continue.

COVID-19 prevention measures, such as temperature checks, social distancing, wearing face masks, and using hand gel, remain in place for all retail shops, minimarts, and supermarkets, as well as fresh markets and any areas of risk.

REOPENING OF THE BORDERS:

Since 1st January 2022, Laos has reopened its borders to foreign travellers.

Under the three-phase reopening scheme, tourists may travel within the “Green Travel Zones” and “Green Travel Trails”allowing them to visit provinces and cities in the country designated as “green zones.”

During this first phase, from 1st January to 30th March 2022, tourists can enter Laos on packaged tours and visit Vientiane Capital, Luang Prabang Province, and Vang Vieng District in Vientiane Province.

The provinces from the “Green Travel Trails” include Oudomxay, Xayaboury, Xieng Khouang, Khammouane, and Champassak.

The conditions to enter Laos include:

✓ A COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (2 doses)

✓ A health insurance policy with a coverage of no less than USD 50,000 (EUR 45,000)

✓ A negative RT-PCR test result taken within the last 72 hours

✓ Downloaded LaoKYC and the LaoStaySafe mobile applications

Travellers are tested again upon arrival and quarantined for 24 hours in their hotel until the test result is negative.

The second phase will be from 1st April to 30tJune 2022, and the third phase from 1st July 2022. 

LIST OF ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES / TERRITORIES TO ENTER LAOS IN THE FIRST PHASE

 

However, there are very few international flights connecting to Laos at the moment. There is only one flight Vientiane – Bangkok, and one flight Vientiane – South Korea per week. More flights should be added soon.

For more information about the conditions to enter Laos, flights, and reservations, please feel free to contact us.

BEFORE DEPARTURE FROM LAOS

To those travelers needing a PCR test done a day before their departure from Laos, Phoenix Voyages can arrange such service with a supplement. Please contact us for more information.

VACCINES:

The vaccination program is currently progressing well, with at least 7,808,722 doses of COVID vaccines administered so far. As of 1st February 2022, the first dose vaccinations have reached 64.51% of the eligible population, while the second dose vaccinations have reached 55.48%.