May 25, 2022 - According to Laotian media, a netizen reported that he got up at 5 a.m. to stand in line to get a passport.
Today there are still many people coming to apply for exit documents, as there is a limit on the number of people who can apply for a passport.
On May 24, Lao people started lining up at 3:00 a.m. for exit documents
After many months of embargo, Laos finally welcomed the full opening of the country this month, and Lao people are in a very excited mood, with many lining up to get passports to travel or work abroad, according to Laotian media reports on May 24, 2022.
The Lao media said: It is understandable, everyone is finally able to go out after being blocked for so long. But this situation, people are eager to change money to go abroad, making foreign currencies appreciate, kip depreciate and a lot of money flow out.
In addition, reports say that the issuance of passports or transit permits is still limited to 40-50 people per day, so many people must wake up very early to queue up for them. Some people have been waiting in line for 2-3 days and still have not been successful because others came too early, with some successful applicants saying they came to the line at 3 a.m.
8 months ago, many returning Lao workers lost their passports: not going back to Thailand
Back 8 months ago, on September 13, 2021, a Laotian netizen broke the news that a number of Lao returning workers had discarded their passports after returning home, saying that they would never return to Thailand!
Small mountain-like passports were discarded at the scene: the netizens who took the video casually kicked with their feet ~ I wonder if any of them will now regret: I should have known not to lose it, lost it and had to get up in the middle of the night for a new passport.