VISA REGIME
 

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for stays of up to thirty (30) days from the date of first entry.

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required.
 

Note:

 

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

All foreigners, including citizens of the Republic of Serbia, cannot enter Laos. All border crossings are closed and all international commercial flights are suspended, except for relief and special flights. The issuance of all types of visas, except for diplomats, UN representatives, experts, investors and businessmen (with prior approval of the Task Force Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) has been suspended. Those exempted need a negative RT-PCR test on COVID-19 (not older than 72 hours), and after entering Laos are put in a mandatory self-isolation in a hotel or quarantine center for 14 days (for diplomats and UN representatives, 14 days in home quarantine).

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, holders of national passports, need a visa (tourist or business), which can be obtained at the diplomatic and consular mission of Laos, on arrival (visa on arrival) at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane and the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge 1, or by applying via an online system (http://laoevisa.gov.la).

 

 SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

 No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION – Health services are at a fairly low level. Health insurance is recommended. There are many cases of malaria and dengue fever in the peripheral parts of the country.

Only bottled drinking water should be used and food and beverages should be avoided in street and small restaurants.

SECURITY SITUATION – Security is at an enviable level, although thefts are not uncommon (theft of purses / wallets, etc.).

TRANSPORT – Domestic air traffic is the fastest and safest way to transport to the most important tourist destinations. The road network in Laos is in pretty bad shape.

Foreigners need an international driver's license to drive motor vehicles.

OTHER INFORMATION – Hotel costs can be paid by credit cards (Visa and Mastercard), cash in local currency (kip) or foreign currency (US dollar is the dominant foreign currency). The cost of food and drinks in restaurants and shopping in shopping malls is paid in local currency.

 

Contact information

For consular assistance and protection while in Laos, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Myanmar (address: 114-А InyaRoad, KamayutTownship, Yangon, Myanmar) which covers Laos on a non-residential basis, via the following contact numbers: 00 951 51 52 82 and 00 951 51 52 83, and e-mail address: serbemb@yangon.net.mm.