Covid Insurance Now Mandatory for Foreign Workers in Laos

A new regulation issued by the Ministry of Public Security sees all foreign workers entering Laos required to purchase Covid-19 insurance.

A notice issued by the Ministry of Public Security on 15 December 2022 outlines the regulations on health insurance for foreign labor, which have been approved by the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Finance.

According to the notice, a previous trial insurance program has been replaced with a permanent program that requires all foreign labor to purchase Covid-19 insurance valued at LAK 500,000 (approximately USD 30).

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Phontham Visapra