Laos Mandates & Restrictions

Laos is currently closed to tourists and international tourism.


Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure, if arriving into the country with a valid visa (non tourist). A COVID-19 test will be administered on arrival and departure from Laos. The tests cost around $130 USD and must be paid by the travelers.


Travel from the Vientiane Capital is permitted for people who can show they have been fully vaccinated at least a month before travel. Face masks are required in public spaces and on public transportation. Restaurants and bars are open with reduced capacity. Nightclubs are closed.