Medical Certificates Now Compulsory for International Travel

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Testing for Covid-19 Mandatory in Laos for Travelers

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has declared that all travelers, whether residents or Lao citizens, must carry a medical certificate before visiting another country.

According to the taskforce, travelers who fail to present a valid medical certificate could be denied entry at their destination.

The Vientiane Times quoted Deputy Director of Mittaphab Hospital, Dr. Vangnakhone Dittaphong, as stating that travelers are likely to encounter multiple health check points as many countries will require a medical certificate from the country of origin. He said his hospital will charge a fee for issuing a certificate.

Certain hospitals around the country will be designated for issuing medical certificates, with Mittaphab Hospital, Mahosot Hospital, and the Pasteur Institute able to conduct a Covid-19 screening test and issue certification in Vientiane.

The required medical certificate must certify that the traveler does not exhibit coronavirus symptoms and has tested negative for the Covid-19 virus.

Several neighboring countries have introduced strict immigration policies, with Thailand slowly beginning the process of reopening its borders, while Vietnam is set to begin issuing e-visas to certain countries. Meanwhile, Cambodia will see all visitors make a USD 3000 deposit upon arrival before being sent for testing overnight prior to further travel.

2 COMMENTS

  1. so we just have to wait till all these airlines go bankrupt then the only way to leave will be by land border

  2. cant see any countries in the region denying people who are positive, on the contrary they see it as a real excuse to scam the bejesus out of them.
    ASEAN in a microcosm they don’t trust each other at all.
    tested on one side of the friendship then immediately need to be tested on the other. third party inquiry’s say Mittaphab Hospital Laos is charging $150 for a test then you immediately get hit with about another $100 on the other side in thailand

    cute real cute

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