Laos has yet to apply “vaccine passport”: Health Ministry hinh anh 1A young man receives a COVID-19 vaccine jab at a hospital in Vientiane (Photo: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) - All people entering Laos, even those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, still have to follow preventive measures and quarantine for 14 days, announced the country’s Ministry of Health.

Director General of the Department of Hygiene and Health Promotion under the Lao Ministry of Health, Phonepaseuth Ounaphom, said that as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not given any recommendations on reducing quarantine time, the country will continue to apply WHO’s current guidelines. 

It means that Laos has not considered the implementation of the “vaccine passport”. 

Meanwhile, people having received two COVID-19 vaccine shots in the country for at least one month are allowed to travel from Vientiane capital to other localities without a two-week quarantine. 

According to the Health Ministry, Laos reported 13 new COVID-19 cases on June 18, including seven domestic ones detected in the capital city.

The national count reached 2,047, with three fatalities./.