Laos

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A visa is required for this destination.

Lao eVisa can be used to enter 8 international ports: 1. Wattay International Airport (Vientiane Capital); 2. Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I (Vientiane Capital); 3. Luang Prabang International Airport (Luang Prabang Province); 4. Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II (Savannakhet Province); 5. Pakse International Airport (Champasack Province); 6. Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge IV (Bokeo Province); 7. Boten International Checkpoint (Luang Namtha Province); 8. Boten Railway Station (Luang Namtha Province).

All visitors entering Lao PDR with approved Lao eVisa are obliged to present the same passport that was used for applying Lao eVisa and was declared at the front-end departed checkpoint or the latest checkpoint to the Lao immigration for inspection process. Failure to comply can lead to entry permission denial.

Fill out Laos Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 3 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 3 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa. The sample format for this letter can be found here.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information

    Laos Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of United States of America

    Type of visaValidity
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Processing
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 60 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$52.00
    Service fee:$59.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$111.00
    $111.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 60 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7-10 business days
    Embassy fee:$50.00
    Service fee:$99.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$149.00
    $149.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 60 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$70.00
    Service fee:$159.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$229.00
    $229.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 60 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    7-10 business days
    Embassy fee:$50.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$259.00
    $259.00
    Single entry (30 days stay)
    Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
    Up to 60 days
    Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
    3 business days
    Embassy fee:$70.00
    Service fee:$209.00
    Tax:$0.00
    Total cost:$279.00
    $279.00
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    Laos COVID-19 travel restrictions

    • Entry is open
      Laos fully reopened to international tourists - there is no longer a travel ban on certain countries and visitors can arrive from any nation, providing they meet the COVID-19 requirements.
      Prior to arrival restrictions
      Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
      Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if you need visa and apply.
      Negative COVID-19 test: travelers must present COVID-19 vaccine certificate showing full vaccination; tourists without a vaccine certificate need to present a negative test result to board a plane to Laos. It does not need to be a PCR test, rapid antigen tests taken within 48 hours of travel are accepted.
      Upon arrival restrictions
      馃樂Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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