Laos Reopens Borders for foreign tourists [UPDATED MARCH 2022]

Last updated: March 29, 2022 / 55 Views

In March, Laos allows fully vaccinated travelers of 30 countries on a pre-booked tour to enter with Lao “Travel Green Zone Plan”.

Laos’ latest policy to open tourism post Covid-19

Laos began reopening from January 2022 following the three phases “Laos Travel Green Zone Plan” post 2 years Covid-19 and now is currently the end of the first period. From that time, Laos only planned for 30 countries mainly in the European Union, USA and Asia to enter by air landing only Vietiane with some restrictions. Not only being fully vaccinated and had a negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours before arrival but also they must pre-book a tour via a local travel agent, install a mobile app`LaoStaySafe’, and test upon arrival at the airport then transfer to a ‘LaoSafe’ certified hotel and wait up to 48h for results from the PCR test. Children under 6 do not need to be vaccinated and do not make a PCR test on arrival. 

Fortunately, from the 1st April Laos expands entry points, green zone areas and changes some green trail destinations. The amelioration of this solution is due to the second stage program, tourists are fully immunized with the Covid-19 vaccine and having negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result no more than 72 hours before arrival can have more options of green zone areas for staying and visiting despite remaining the old requirements as the first phase. 

NOTE: Open tourism policy will change day by day.

We will continue updating this news as details arise. 

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Laos opening for tourism

3 phases “Lao Travel Green Zone Plan”

As mentioned, Laos has followed the three phases "Lao Travel Green Zone Plan". This is the overview of each period in Lao's reopening lastest solution for tourism

Phase

Countries Eligible

Entry Points

Green Zone Areas

Green Trail Areas

1

(1 Jan 2022 – 31 Mar 2022)

 

  • 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
  • Japan.
  • Vientiane
  • Vientiane
  • Luang Prabang
  • Vang Vieng
  • Oudomxay
  • Xataboury
  • Xieng Khouang
  • Khammouane
  • Champasak

2

(1 Apr 2022 – 30 Jun 2022)

 

to be determined

  • Wattay International Airport
  • Luang Prabang Airport
  • Friendship Bridge 1 Nongkhai Vientiane
  • Friendship Bridge 2 Mukdahan – Savannakhet
  • Friendship Bridge 3 Nakhone Phanom- Thakek
  • Borhan- Borten Lao -China
  • Lao Bao -Lao Vietnam Savannakhet
  • Chongmek – Pakse- Oubon Rasathany
  • Lack Sao – Khammouane Vietnam
  • Vientiane
  • Luang Prabang
  • Vang Vieng
  • Oudomxay
  • Xayaboury
  • Xieng Khoung
  • Khammoue
  • Champasak
  • Savannakht.
  • Houay Xay district of Bokeo Province
  • Luang Namtha
  • Sekong
  • Salavanh

3

(1 Jul 2022 – Onwards)

Forthcoming information

Forthcoming information

Forthcoming information

Forthcoming information

Document requirements for entering to Laos [Update in March 2022]

  • Passport 
  • Fully vaccinated with the last dose no less than 14 days and no more than 1 year before arrival at the airport in Laos.
  • Health / Travel insurance with the coverage of at least $50,000 and must cover the treatment cost in case of being infected by Covid in Laos.
  • Negative covid test by RT-PCR no more than 72 hours before arriving in Laos
  • Tour package voucher 

Document requirements for entering to Laos

Scheme for entering Laos from March 2022

 

Travelers positive with Covid - 19

Travelers negative with Covid - 19

Registered tour

Book a tour via a travel agency

Testing

PCR test on arrival at airport: $65/person

Quarantine

Quarantine at ‘Lao Safe’ certified hotel and wait up to 48h for results from the PCR test

Quarantine and treatment

at Health Facilities

Free explore Green Zones and Green Trails destinations

Vaccination

Full vaccinated with the last dose no less than 14 days before arrival

Full vaccinated with the last dose no less than 14 days before arrival

Medical Insurance

Health/Travel insurance of no less than USD 50,000

Health/Travel insurance of no less than USD 50,000

COVID-19 Tests Result Before Departure

Have negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling

Have negative RT-PCR test result issued within 72 hours before traveling

 

Hence, we can see that Laos steps by steps open tourism carefully to keep safe for both domestic and international travelers from epidemic. The solution is better and better which helps foreign visitors also can enter Laos easier. 

Linh Pham

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