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Laos Travel Restrictions

41.89% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 41.89% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Laos.

Laos entry details and exceptions

is permitted for urgent and essential reasons only: Exceptions are in place for essential travel reasons such as:

    work;
    training, studies;
    family reunification;
    to receive medical services;
    transit;
    accompanying a minor;
    return to one’s permanent place of residence;
    attending a funeral.


Outgoing travel to LaosTravelling from New Zealand to Laos

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Laos.

Details and exceptions

Children under the age of 6 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Laos.

Documents
Laotian eVISA

May be required.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Laos

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Laos must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Laos will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Laos

Masks:Required in public spaces.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Laos. Please check the official guidelines from Laos for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Laos without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Laos.

  • Mask usage in Laos is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Laos are closed. Bars in Laos are closed.

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