Covid-19 in Laos: Travel Updates & Reopening Status


On 20/01/2022, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a notice that asks other authorities to ease the regulations on entry to the country for certain visitors including businesspeople, employees, entrepreneurs, and others, in order to better encourage business and investment, as well as allow to reopen some kinds of business to help the local economy recover.

At the moment, this notice is still under consideration.


On Monday, January 10, 2022, Lao welcomed the group of 17 students and six teachers from Korea at Wattay International Airport. This is the first batch of visitors that arrived in Laos since the Travel Green Zone Plan took place on January 1, 2022.


Laos has announced a list of additional 14 countries that travelers coming from there can be permitted to enter the country under the Travel Green Zone Plan. It brings a total of 31 countries in the plan, including Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Norway, Switzerland, Finland, Israel, Ireland, Hungary, Austria, New Zealand, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, France, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, United States, Canada, and Australia.

Starting from 1/1/2022, visitors may visit Vientiane Capital, Luang Prabang Province, and Vang Vieng District in Vientiane Province.


The government of the Lao PDR has suspended the visa on arrival service at all international entry points. No visas are being issued to people traveling from a country with cases of COVID-19, including the UK. However, the Lao authorities may consider granting special entry permission for foreigners (e.g. experts, technicians, and foreign nationals that are needed for essential projects) who wish to come to Laos.

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