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Laos visa & entry requirements

Laos visa information

Do I need a visa to visit Laos?

Yes. Citizens of the UK, EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and almost all other nationalities will require a visa to visit Laos. Other nationalities should check for the most up-to-date information. Laos does not have an embassy or consular office in the UK.

Can the visa be arranged on arrival?

Yes. You can obtain the visa on arrival at all international airports or at your land border crossing.

What is required to arrange the visa?

$40 per person for UK passport holders (subject to change), to be paid in good condition USD notes and two up-to-date passport photos of a good likeness.

How long is a visa valid for?

The standard tourist visa is a single entry visa that allows you to travel in Laos for 30 days from the date of your entry.

Can I apply for a visa online?

Visitors arriving into Vientiane and Luang Prabang by air can use the evisa service. To apply please visit (you can only apply for the evisa a max of 60 days before arrival)