LaoSafe is a health and hygiene programme for the tourism and hospitality sector, officially approved by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICT). LaoSafe comprises a series of health and hygiene standards for different subsectors of the tourism and hospitality industry, including for accommodation providers, food and beverage outlets, airlines, tourist attractions, tour guides and drivers.

Since the launch in December 2021

Tour Guides

have been individually assessed and certified as LaoSafe.

Operating under an Advisory Committee chaired by Mr Ounthuang Khaophan, Vice Minister of MICT, these standards have been developed with MICT in partnership with the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), business associations including the Lao Hotel and Restaurant Association, the Lao Association of Travel Agents, the Lao Tour Guide Association, the Lao Van Association and key private sector partners including Lao Airlines, Lao Skyways, Crowne Plaza Hotel and more. The standards have then been independently reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Health.

As more businesses undertake the LaoSafe training and certification programme, this creates a safer and cleaner destination for domestic and international tourists alike. It is the hope of the programme that this bubble continues to expand, eventually covering the whole of Laos, bringing international standards of hygiene to the whole of the tourism industry.

For more information including access to the standards and training material visit our LaoSafe Materials.