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Covid-19 Taskforce Committee approves Lao Travel Green Zone Plan

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has approved an action plan on opening tourist destinations in the country to fully vaccinated visitors to ensure Covid-19 free tourism in the Lao PDR by January 2022.

The Lao Travel Green Zone Plan will be used as a reference for relevant ministries, agencies and sectors to get ready and coordinate the opening of green zones to ensure safe tourism amid Covid-19 and contribute to reviving the Covid-hit economy.

Under the plan, both domestic and foreign visitors are required to have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for at least 14 days but not longer than one year, otherwise a booster shot must be given.

Foreign visitors must apply for a green travel card using official website – www.laoevisa.gov.la/greenzone -, encounter Covid-19 test (RT PCR) at least 72 hours before beginning their trip, have samples collected for Covid-19 test once arriving in the Lao PDR and be isolated at hotel for 24 hours (while waiting for test results).

They are also required to download a monitoring app with QR code which they can use when entering tourist sites along with Covid-19 vaccination certificates.

Photo: Tourism Information Center Laos

Source: Lao News Agency