Tourist visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at Vientiane and Luang Prabang International Airports and at the Friendship Bridge between Nong Khai Thailand and Vientiane Laos. Passport photographs and US$31 are required for a visa on arrival. All other crossing points require a valid Lao visa already in the passport, which must be obtained from a Lao Embassy abroad.

Lao Immigration require passports to have at least 6 months’ validity remaining. Travellers are reminded to check their passports, when entering and leaving Laos, to ensure they have received a correctly dated entry/exit stamp. Penalties can apply for entering Laos without an entry stamp and for crossing the border at non-authorised crossing points.

For further information please contact your nearest Laos Embassy or Consulate prior to arrival.