The Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the United States of America and Canada has the honor to inform that in response to the latest developments of the COVID-19 outbreak around the world, the Government of the Lao PDR will further implement the visa measures, beyond those already in place, to reduce the risk of the virus outbreak to the Lao PDR as follows:
- Suspend issuing visa on arrivals for all nationals.
- Suspend issuing Tourist Visa at the Lao Oversea Diplomatic Missions.
- Suspend issuing e-Visa.
- Suspend practicing of visa exemption for nationals of ASEAN countries and nationals of countries that signed agreement on visa exemption both unilateral and bilateral with the Lao PDR (excluding holders of diplomatic and official passports).
- Issue visas for visitors who intended to visit the Lao PDR with non tourist purposes only. Visitors will have to submit requisite information on their health and related documents to the Lao diplomatic missions in the country they are resident for approval before the intended date of travel. Visitors who arrive in the Lao PDR without the necessary approval will be denied entry into the country. Application form on health declaration is available on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: mofa.gov.la
The above mentioned measures shall enter into force beginning from 00 hour of March 20 to 00 hour of April 20, 2020.
The Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic avails itself of this opportunity to renew the assurances of its highest consideration.
Washington, D.C., March 19, 2020