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Laos Reopening

Laos is officially open for tourism. Currently in Phase 1 of a 3-phase ‘Lao Travel Green Zone Plan’, fully vaccinated travellers from 30 countries (listed below) may enter Vientiane and, after up to a 48h quarantine while waiting for results from a PCR test on arrival, explore ‘Green Zones’ of Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng before being able to explore ‘Green Trails’ including Oudomxay, Xataboury, Xieng Khouang, Khammouane and Champasak. More details below.

 

Requirements:
Currently, travellers can only enter Laos by booking through an approved tour operator or travel agency. The following conditions will then apply for visitors to Laos during all three phases of the Lao Travel Green Zone Plan.

NOTE: the same conditions apply to all 6 years of age and above.

Children under 6 do not need to be vaccinated and do not make a PCR test on arrival.

 

Pre-Arrival:

  • Proof of full vaccination no less than 14 days prior to arrival
  • Flight, Hotel, Tours Services
  • PCR test no more than 72 hours before arrival
  • Health coverage of no less than $50,000 per person
  • After applications are approved by authorities, clients need to apply for a tourist visa at the nearest Lao Embassy/Consulate.

Arrival:

  • Download the contact tracing app ‘LaoStaySafe’
  • PCR test on arrival at airport.
  • Transfer to a ‘LaoSafe’ certified hotel and wait up to 48h for results from the PCR test. If negative, guests are free to explore Green Zone areas.

During Stay:

  • Guests must stay in LaoSafe certified hotels
  • Guests must use the LaoStaySafe app
  • After a minimum of 3 days in a Green Zone area, guests will be free to explore areas designated as Green Trail destinations.

 

3 Phases:

Phase 1 (1 January – 31 March, 2022):
Countries Eligible
: France, United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Finland, Israel, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, New Zealand, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Italy, USA, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan.

Entry Points: Vientiane
Green Zone Areas: 
Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng. After a minimum of 3 nights here they can then explore Green Trail Areas.

Green Trail Areas: Oudomxay, Xataboury, Xieng Khouang, Khammouane and Champasak
Scheduled Flights confirmed for BKK- VTE route with Lao Airlines from 7 Jan  2022, every Friday, once a week. Scheduled flights are planned for BKK-VTE route with Thai Airways/ Thai Smile, every Thursday and Saturday, from 3rd February 2022.

 

Phase 2 (1 April – 3o June, 2022):
Countries Eligible
: to be determined.

Entry Points: 1. Wattay International Airport 2. Luang Prabang Airport 3. Friendship Bridge 1 Nongkhai Vientiane 4. Friendship Bridge 2 Mukdahan – Savannakhet 5. Friendship Bridge 3 Nakhone Phanom- Thakek 6. Borhan- Borten Lao -China 7. Lao Bao -Lao Vietnam Savannakhet 8. Chongmek – Pakse- Oubon Rasathany 9. Lack Sao – Khammouane Vietnam
Green Zone Areas: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Oudomxay, Xayaboury, Xieng Khoung, Khammouane, Champasak, Savannakhet. After a minimum of 3 nights here they can then explore Green Trail Areas.
Green Trail Areas: Houay Xay district of Bokeo Province, Luang Namtha, Sekong, Salavanh.

 

Phase 3 (1 July 2022 – Onwards): Details still forthcoming, but it is expected that, at this time, the entire country will be open for travel with minimal restrictions in place. Details to be updated.