(KPL) The Lao PDR has informed all diplomatic missions and international organisations accredited to the Lao PDR that in respond to the latest developments in the Covid-19 outbreak around the world, the Lao PDR will further implement visa measures, beyond those already in place, to reduce the risk of importation of the virus to the Lao PDR as follows:
The Lao PDR has suspended issuing visa on arrival for all nationals and E-visa as well as tourist visas at Lao diplomatic missions located overseas.
The practicing of visa exemption for ASEAN nationals and those from the countries that have signed with the Lao PDR agreements on unilateral and bilateral visa exemption has also been suspended.
Holders of diplomatic and official passports will not be affected by the additional measures.
Visas will be only issued to visitors who intend to visit the Lao PDR with non tourist purposes and they have to summit requisite information on the health and related documents to the Lao diplomatic missions in their countries of residence for approval before the intended date of travel.
Visitors who arrive in the Lao PDR without necessary approval will be denied entry into the country.
The above-mentioned measures will enter into force from 00 hour of 20th March 2020 to 00 hour of 20th April 2020.
Source: Lao News Agency