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Travel restrictions and entry requirements for Laos during COVID-19

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This page was updated  on 29 June 2021


Travel Restrictions

Tourism: Some tourists are allowed to enter 
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Masks: Masks are required in public spaces


Laos Entry Requirements

International flights are suspended, and borders are closed to foreign travelers. Foreign nationals who are granted permission to enter must apply for a visa. Arrivals will undergo mandatory health screenings and 14 days of quarantine at their own expense. Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued no more than 72 hours before departure, and complete a health declaration form.


COVID Restrictions in Laos

Lockdown: Partial
Events: Some are permitted
Transport: Operating but with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Bars and restaurants: Open but with restrictions

Latest Travel Advisory

Published 17.05.2021


1. Flights to Lao People's Dem. Rep. are suspended. - This does not apply to humanitarian, medevac and repatriation flights.


2. Passengers must have a negative 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 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. They must sign the 'Travel Consent' letter before boarding.


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.








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