Laos issues temporary guideline on entry-exit hinh anh 1In Laos (Photo: Xinhua)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Lao Foreign Ministry has recently issued the guideline No.1342 on entry-exit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, border gates via roads and airways will continue to be closed.

Those wishing to enter Laos must submit applications to the country's National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. If allowed, they must file visa applications at Lao diplomatic agencies in the host countries.

They are also required to present medical certificates issued no later than 72 hours. Following arrivals, they will be tested for COVID-19 and subject to a 14-day quarantine at designated facilities.

Diplomatic agencies in Laos are suggested to send a list of those wishing to leave the country and necessary information to the Lao Foreign Ministry for consideration.

The guideline, valid till May 17, said those wishing to leave Laos must follow laws and regulations of destination countries.

The Lao Health Ministry announced at a press conference on May 8 that the country still recorded 19 COVID-19 cases, marking 27 consecutive days without new infections. Among the patients, 14 have fully recovered./.