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  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRT-PCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen in low-risk areas
  • Quarantine14 days at a designated location
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: July 6, 2021
Reviewed: July 26, 2021
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Laos remains closed for travelers, while most domestic restrictions have been lifted.

Can I travel to Laos?

Laos has suspended issuance of visas on arrival, and no visas are being issued for travel purposes.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Laos?

  • Anyone arriving to Laos will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a designated location.
  • Chinese nationals from provinces without COVID-19 activity can enter Laos with reduced quarantine requirements.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Laos?

  • Anyone arriving to Laos will be required to present a negative RT-PCR test, no older than 72 hours, and have insurance coverage for COVID-19 treatment and other related expenses.
  • All arrivals will be subject to another test at the airport.

Is public transportation open in Laos?

  • Public transportation in Laos is operating.
  • Domestic flights are suspended.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Laos?

  • Restaurants, cafes and bars in Laos are open under social distancing restrictions.
  • In high-risk areas, restaurants, cafes and bars are closed.

Are businesses and attractions open in Laos?

  • Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Laos are open, under social distancing and capacity requirements.
  • Night clubs and karaoke bars are closed.
  • In high-risk areas, non-essential businesses and attractions are closed.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Laos?

Wearing face masks is required in all public places.


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