Laos allows some overseas arrivals to quarantine at home hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) -
The Lao government has set new quarantine measures for travellers arriving from countries free of COVID-19, allowing some to self-quarantine at home.

According to a notice issued by the National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on October 14, returning residents who test negative will be allowed to complete their quarantine in their homes or at their working place instead of a 14-day quarantine in a designated quarantine centre.

Foreign travellers must submit a medical certificate proving they are free of COVID-19 within 72 hours before travel.

All arrivals must first wait at quarantine centres authorised by the Lao government to receive a SARS-CoV-2 test within 48 hours.

Following this step, they will then be allowed to undertake self-quanrantine for 14 days at their home, working office or other authorised locations after receiving negative test result.

Tour groups must carry certification of a 14-day pre-flight quarantine, including a COVID-19 medical test with negative result within 72 hours before arrival in Laos.

Anyone arriving from a country with a COVID-19 outbreak must enter a 14-day quarantine at an authorised quarantine centre provided by the Lao government, according to the notice./.