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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.