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Laos asks Thailand to accept vaccinated workers without quarantine

The Lao government has asked its Thai counterpart to allow Lao migrant workers who are vaccinated and test negative to Covid-19 to start working with Thai employers without being placed under quarantine.

Meeting via a virtual conference last week, the Lao side asked the Thai authorities to cut visa fees for Lao migrant workers from 2,000 baht per two years to 500 baht per two years, the pre-Covid-19 rate.

The Thai side was also asked to take strict actions against Thai employers employing illegal workers thus reducing the number of illegal workers from Laos as illegal migration has put Lao workers at risk of being deceived and trafficked.

Source: Lao News Agency