Limited flights leaving Laos

VIENTIANE, 15 February 2021: Flights remain limited for foreigners who are seeking to fly to the UK from Laos according to the latest British Embassy travel advisory.

The embassy statement said it was aware that applications for international flights from Laos had been submitted, but approval at the Lao government level was still pending.

However, some charter flights are scheduled to fly from Vientiane to other cities in Asia, where flights to the UK are possible. Subject to sufficient reservations and Lao government approval three flights are scheduled for the remainder of February.

20 February 2021 to Incheon with Lao Airlines. Tickets for this flight can be purchased by contacting the Lao Airlines Call Centre on 1626 or via Ticket Lao +856 (0)20 5255 8787 and other Lao Airlines Agencies.

24 February 2021 to Kuala Lumpur with AirAsia. Tickets for this flight can be bought via Lin Travel (telephone +856 (20) 5942 9515 / +856 (20)5942 6615 or and selected travel agents.

27 February 2021 to Incheon with Lao Airlines. The Embassy has been informed that this flight is cancelled.

There are strict rules and quarantine measures in place at intermediate destinations and also for travellers entering the UK that came into effect on 15 February. Travellers need to undergo a 14-quarantine period before being allowed to board a plane for the UK, and on arrival, they will need to self isolate or quarantine again.

All travellers arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 10 days and undergo two Covid-19 tests. There is also a red list for countries where citizens or residents are banned from entering the UK with the exception of UK citizens. They must comply with a 10-day hotel quarantine rule with hotel packages purchased in advance at around UKP1,750. Around 4,600 hotel rooms have been allocated to the scheme. The 10-day quarantine or self-isolation at home option both require two negative Covid-19  swab tests to be carried out in addition to the PCR test completed before departing on the flight to the UK.