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New Notice on Medical Monitoring Devices and COVID-19 Insurance for Foreigners

On 2 March 2021, the National Task Force Committee for Prevention and Control of COVID-19 ("Task Force") issued the Notice on Medical Monitoring Devices and COVID-19 Insurance for Foreigners who wish to Enter Lao PDR ("Notice"). The Notice follows, amongst others, the Instruction of the Task Force No. 3078/NTC dated 26 February 2021. 

The Notice sets out guidelines on the implementation of: (i) the use of medical monitoring devices; and (ii) purchase of COVID-19 insurance for foreigners who wish to enter Lao PDR. 

 

Regional Shipping Update: Shipping Law Updates – First Quarter 2021

This is the First Quarter 2021 issue of the Regional Shipping Update of Rajah & Tann Asia’s Shipping & International Trade Practice, a publication that provides a snapshot of the key legal issues in various jurisdictions where our member firms have regional presence.

In this issue, we provide an overview of the procedures for arresting a vessel in Vietnam. We also report the measures that Singapore has recently introduced to ensure safe and responsible practices in the maritime and shipping sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Advisory from Government on Procedure, Documents and Steps to Enter and Leave Lao PDR

On 16 December 2020, the National Task Force Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Prevention and Control of COVID-19 issued an Advisory on the procedure, documents and steps required to enter and leave Lao PDR ("Procedural Advisory"). The Procedural Advisory follows the Decision of the Prime Minister No. 09/PM dated 3 February 2020 and the Notice of the Prime Minister’s Office No.1291/PMO dated 26 November 2020 which are referred to in the Procedural Advisory. The Procedural Advisory replaces the Instruction No.1861/MOFA dated 31 July 2020. This Update highlights the key documents and procedures set out in the Procedural Advisory.