Country factsheets

Laos

Date of search

6 September 2021


Certificate adoption

The National Taskforce for COVID-19 Prevention and Control of Lao PDR has assigned the Mother and Child Health Centre to produce COVID-19 vaccination certificates written in English for people wishing to travel.


Instrument type

Vaccination based


Certificate name

Vaccination certificate


Timeline

Ongoing


Certificate format

Paper-based.


Entry protocol

Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
3. Passengers must have a reservation confirmation for 14 days at a designated hotel and transportation arrangements.
4. Passengers are subject to COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival at their own expense; and
– subject to medical screening upon arrival; and
– subject to quarantine for 14 days. They must sign the ’Travel Consent’ letter before boarding.
5. Passengers must install the “LAO KYC” application on their personal device.
6. A completed health declaration form must be presented upon arrival.
7. Only visas with a written authorization from Task Force Committee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs are considered valid.


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

Gamelaya Sputnik V, Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV, SinoVac CoronaVac; Two shipments from COVAX received. First batch of Astra zeneca manufactures by Serum Instiute of India and second of Pfizer-BioNTech.


Border status

International flights are suspended, and borders are closed to foreign travelers. Foreign nationals who are granted permission to enter must apply for a visa.