Closed for Travel


  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestRT-PCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen in low-risk areas
  • Quarantine14 days at a designated location
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: February 3, 2021
Reviewed: February 24, 2021


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.

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.
  • All arrivals will be subject to another test at the airport.

Is public transportation open in Laos?

Public transportation in Laos is operating.

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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