Laos has announced the official reopening date on May 9th, 2022 with no more restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers. For the unvaccinated travelers, all they need is a NEGATIVE ATK test no more than 48 hours before boarding the flight to Laos.

More detail as below.

Who is eligible?

From May 9th, 2022, all travelers around the world will be able to travel to Laos no matter how their vaccine condition is. However, the unvaccinated travelers from 12 years old up need to have NEGATIVE ATK Covid test no more than 48 hours before boarding the flight to Laos.

Laos welcome all kinds of tourists including independant travelers and the travelers who book tour packages from a local travel agency.

Visa policy?

The visa policy will be resumed as before Covid. Travelers can apply for Lao visa online, on arrival, or at a Lao embassy abroad.

✅ All international checkpoints will be open for entry and exit by Lao citizens, foreign residents, tourists, and other types of visitors.

✅ Citizens of countries that have bilateral or unilateral visa waiver agreements with Laos may now enter Laos without the need for a visa.

✅ Citizens of countries that do not have a visa waiver agreement with Laos may now apply for a visa at a Lao embassy or consulate abroad or via the e-Visa online system. Visa on arrivals will also be reinstated at certain international checkpoints.

Here is more details about Lao visa policy

Covid test?

That said, no more covid test required for fully-vaccinated travelers.

The unvaccinated travelers from 12 years old up need to take ATK test no more than 48 hours before boarding the flight to Laos.

Health / Travel Insurance?

No more compulsory travel insurance required. But foreign arrivals in Laos that become infected with Covid-19 must bear responsibility for any and all medical costs involved in treatment.

International borders?

All the international border gates are now open as before Covid.

Notice: Some international border checkpoints does not have visa on arrival. Contact us for more detail

Where to go?

The country is now fully open, travelers can visit any places they wish.

What to do in Laos?

Laos is a hidden gem among its more popular neighbors of China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Its rich cultural diversity comes from the 49 ethnic groups that influence the food, arts, customs, and festivals in the country.

The country is divided into north, central, and southern regions, each with lush landscapes and an inviting atmosphere. The unspoiled jungle habitat of Laos means you might see an elephant strolling on your way to breakfast or monks walking the roadways.

The best experiences in Laos are the spontaneous ones that you have by interacting with the locals and witnessing daily life in the country. These experiences might be tasting a ripe bean from the vine on a coffee plantation; breathing in the natural scent of green tea in the air; or standing at the crescendo of the Pha Pheng waterfall, the largest in Southeast Asia. You can also explore the many natural, cultural, and historical sites, as well as several UNESCO World Heritage sites, like the Wat Phou Complex and the ancient town of Luang Prabang.

The best time to visit Laos is November through February. Since boat trips are a popular way to see the spectacular Laos landscape and many waterfalls, these are the best months to enjoy them. Oftentimes boat trips are not possible during the dry season.

Contact us for more detail.

During your stay in Laos

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

While in Laos, travellers are advised to strictly follow standard, good personal hygiene practices, such as, wear a mask in public, maintain hand hygiene (washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer), and keep physical distance of at least 1 metre from others.

Travellers who are experiencing COVID-like symptoms should get tested. If testing positive they must get an appropriate medical treatment. Those with COVID-19 testing appointment must get tested.

Tourist safety

The Laos Government places the highest priority on the safety and well-being of every visitor to Laos. As the main government agency responsible for the promotion and marketing of Laos as a preferred destination, the Laos Tourism Development Department is working closely with all the concerned public and private organisations to ensure the utmost efforts to prevent any unfortunate incidents occurring on tourists and the local Lao people.

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My name is Jolie, I am a Vietnamese girl growing up in the countryside of Hai Duong, northern Vietnam. Since a little girl, I was always dreaming of exploring the far-away lands, the unseen beauty spots of the world. My dream has been growing bigger and bigger day after day, and I do not miss a chance to make it real. After graduating from the univesity of language in Hanoi, I started the exploration with a travel agency and learning more about travel, especially responsible travel. I love experiencing the different cultures of the different lands and sharing my dream with the whole world. Hope that you love it too!


How long to spend in Laos may seem like a ridiculous question to address, but if you have plenty of time and aren’t sure how much to dedicate, this blog will definitely help you out. 

How long can you stay in Laos? 

Well, as long as you like! From 7 days to a month, there are various ways you can travel across Laos and uncover its secrets. Advising an ideal trip length for Laos is a bit of a complex challenge, as it depends on several factors such as the places you wish to visit, the activities you plan to join, or if you want to combine Laos with its neighbor countries. 

Stay tuned! We are going to sort all these things out including the step-by-step guide to create the best itinerary in Laos.


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian countries has taken the cautious approach to inbound travel and has had some of the strictest border restrictions and closures. At the moment, the nations of the region are in the beginning stages of reopening their borders for tourism, with every country introducing its own regulations.

The “unlocking” statuses vary widely. Travelers entering Asian countries may be required to do everything from going into quarantine, submitting negative COVID-19 test results, presenting proof of health insurance, and proof of vaccination (known a vaccine passports).

There is an understandable uncertainty with how you should travel to the Asian region if you are planning to. This is why we present you the list of 19 Asian countries, along with details on the current travel situation. As each country applies precisely defined regulations, you should always check the official websites listed in the article below for the latest government announcements.


Laos celebrates many traditional festivals and colourful holidays right throughout the year.  Whilst most festivals in Laos are based on the Buddhist religion and follow the seasonal rice farming cycle, there are also many fascinating animist and minority festivals as well.

Lao festivals, or Boun, typically involve much eating and drinking alongside blaring Lao music.  Celebrations can vary from small villages getting together to celebrate a successful rice harvest to a whole town pretty much shutting down for several days such as during Lao Pi Mai.

Some cultural festivals, like Boun Souang Heua (Boat Racing Festival) and Boun Bang Fai (Rocket Festival), are shared with other neighbouring countries including Cambodia and Thailand.  Others however are particular to Laos, such as the That Luang Festival in Vientiane or the Wat Phou Festival in Champasak.

Since most festivals in Laos are based on the Buddhist lunar calendar, the dates will vary from year to year.  When organising your trip to Laos, use the following list of Laos festivals in order to plan your Laos itinerary around some of them.  Each of the festivals has been grouped by month in order to make your planning easier.  Here are the best holidays and festivals of Laos.


Laos is a truly gorgeous country. From the party haven of Vang Vieng to the little-explored jungles of Luang Nam Tha and the remote mountains in the north, Backpacking Laos offers something different for everyone and Laos remains one of my favorite countries in Asia.

This is a land of crawling broadband and pot-holed roads. Every time there is a thunderclap, the electricity goes out, so you better forget about that fruit shake you just ordered!

This country requires time; everything seems to slow down here, and people are not in a hurry to get anywhere. Dawdle down cobblestone streets as you pass crowds of orange-robed monks seeking alms outside brightly gilded Buddhist temples.

There is little pressure from hawkers or touts, and locals and backpackers alike wear a dreamy expression as they watch the countryside slip gently past from the seat of a bus or the deck of one of the Mekong’s legendary barges. Laos is one of South East Asia’s last tourism frontiers, take your time; this is a country worth exploring.


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Luang Prabang
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The ancient capital of Lane Xang Kingdom

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The ancient capital of Lane Xang Kingdom

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The combination of fun and educational activities

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Explore every corners of the destination on two wheels

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Check out all the must-see places and things to do & see

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Unique experience combined with top-notch services

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Easy excursions combined with unique experience making the long-lasting romantic memories

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The combination of some must-see experience and the cruise tour along the mighty rivers

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Reveal off-the-beatentrack routes, least explored destinations, and unknown tribe groups

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Easy excursion combined with week-long beach break

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