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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Lao People's Democratic Republic
Data Last Updated: October 05, 2020

General Information

Plans to Reopen

Lao People's Democratic Republic is presently closed to travellers visiting for tourist purposes. 

As of Aug. 31, Laos has extended its border restrictions to at least Sept. 30. Inbound travel to the country remains banned, with the exceptions of resident diplomats and essential workers. 

As of October 1st, Laos is still closed to tourists and extends its travel restrictions through at least Oct. 31st.

Returning citizens or those allowed entry are subject to mandatory testing and/or 14 day quarantine.

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Social distancing and strict disease prevention measures remain in place. Face masks must be worn in public, indoors and outdoors. Restaurants, hotels, resorts, guesthouses, coffee shops, barbershops, and beauty salons are allowed to operate under strict social distancing guidelines. 

Night markets are now allowed to operate. Cinemas are allowed to open but patrons must comply with social distancing measures. Entertainment venues, beer gardens, bars, karaoke venues, spa and massage parlors, casinos, night markets, indoor fitness gyms, outdoor team sports venues are prohibited from re-opening.

Airlines & Transport

Laos has suspended all chartered flights as well as scheduled flights until 31 Aug, with tourist visas remaining suspended. 

As of Aug. 31, Laos have extended international and domestic restrictions put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through at least Sept. 30.

Most inbound travel will remain banned during the period, with exceptions for resident diplomats and essential workers. While authorities have said agreements with low-risk countries may be introduced to facilitate travel, no such measures have been implemented as of Sept. 1. 

Status of Opening to Tourists

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Information for Non-Tourists

Resident diplomats and essential workers are allowed entry but issuance of tourist visas, visas-on-arrival, and visa exemptions remain suspended. People wishing to enter Laos must test negative for COVID-19 at a medical institution in the country where they come from within 72 hours before the trip. 

Officials will require symptomatic arrivals to undergo tests and quarantine at selected hospitals. Other incoming passengers are required to isolate for two weeks at government-designated facilities. Authorities may allow diplomats, employees of international organizations, and their family members to self-quarantine at their residence.

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