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More information about visa and entry to Laos

Entry Points

International Airports:
Laos has three International Airport :
- Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital.
- Luang Prabang International Airport in Luang Prabang Province .
- Pakse International Airport in Champasack Province.
- Savannakhet International Airport in Savannakhet Province.

Border Checkpoints:

China - Laos
- Mohan (Yunnan) - Botene (Luang Namtha Province).
- Xiengkok riverport on Mekong River in Luang Namtha Province. No visa on arrival here.

Thailand - Laos
- Chiangkhong (Chiang Rai) - Houeisay (Bokeo Province).
- Nakaxeng (Loei) - Kaenthao (Sayabouly Province).
- Nongkhay - Friendship Bridge (Vientiane Capital).
- Nongkhay - Thanaleng Train Station (Vientiane Capital).
- Bungkan (Nongkhay) - Paksan (Bolikhamxay Province). No visa on arrival
- Nakorn Phanom - Thakhaek (Khammouane Province).
- Moukdahan – Savannakhet by the Friendship BridgeII.
- Chongmek (Ubol Ratchathani) – Vangtao (Champasack Province).

Vietnam - Laos
- Taichang (Laichau) - Pang Hock (former Sob Hun) (Phongsaly Province).
- Nameo (Thanh Hoa) - Nam Soy (Huaphanh Province).
- Namkan (Nge An) - Namkan (Xieng Khouang Province).
- Keoneua (Ha tinh) - Nampao (Lak Sao- Bolikhamxay Province).
- Napao (Quangbinh) – Chalo (Khammouane Province).
- Laobao (Quang tri) – Dansavanh (Savannakhet Province).
- Ber-E (Vietnam) - Phoukeua ( Attapeu Province Lao).

Camboidia - Laos
- Ta Peng Kien (Cambodia) - Nong Nok Khien (Champasack Province). No visa on arrival here.

The visa fee on arrival varies to 42 USD and the conditions depending on the agreement with the various governments. From 15th October 2009, the citizens of 29 following countries need the approval letter from Consulate Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lao P.D.R (MOFA) prior to the arrival at the port of entry to get visa on arrival, otherwise the Lao Immigration will not grant it to the concerned citizens from: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Cost, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Jordan, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mozambique, Nauru, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Swziland, Tonga, Turkey, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Visa fee for visa on arrival

Asian and Pacific countries
CountriesVisa fee in USD
1 Afghanistan 40 (Need approval from MOFA prior to arrival)
2 Australia 30
3 Bangladesh 40 (Need approval from MOFA prior to arrival)
4 Bhuthan 30
5 Brunei (B-3 Visa exemption)
6 Cambodia (B-3 Visa exemption)
7 China 20
8 Hongkong 30
9 India 40
10 Indonesia 30
11 Japan (B-3 Visa exemption)
12 Malasia (B-3 Visa exemption)
13 Myanmar 30
14 Nepal 40
15 New Zealand 30
16 R.Korea 30
17 Pakistan 40 (Need approval from MOFA prior to arrival)
18 Philipines (B-3 Visa exemption)
19 Singapore (B-3 Visa exemption)
20 Srilanka 40 (Need approval from MOFA prior to arrival)
21 Thailand (B-3 Visa exemption)
22 Timor 30
23 Vietnam (B-3 Visa exemption)

Another countries in Asia charge USD 30

Eastern European countries
CountriesVisa fee in USD
1 Albania 30
2 Armenia 30
3 Azerbaijan 30
4 Belarus 30
5 Bulgaria 30
6 Croatia 30
7 Czeck 30
8 D.P.R Korea 30
9 Estonia 30
10 Georgia 30
11 Kazakhstan 30
12 Latvia 30
13 Lithuania 30
14 Moldavia 30
15 Mongolia 30
16 Poland 30
17 Romania 30
18 Russia Visa exemption
19 Slovakia 30
20 Tajikistan 30
21 Turmenistan 30
22 Ukraine 30
23 Serbia 30
24 Slovenia 30

For other countries in Eastern European, USD 30

Western Eastern European
CountriesVisa fee in USD
1 Austria 35
2 Britain 35
3 Belgium 35
4 Denmark 35
5 France 30
6 Finland 35
7 Germany 30
8 Greece 35
9 Ireland 35
10 Italy 35
11 Luxembourg (B-3 Visa exemption-14 days of stay)
12 Norway 35
13 Netherlands 35
14 Portugal 35
15 Spain 35
16 Sweden 31
17 Switzerland (B-3 Visa exemption-14 days of stay)
18 Turkey 35 (Need approval from MOFA prior to arrival)
Northern America countries
CountriesVisa fee in USD
1 Canada 42
2 USA 35

Please, be informed that:
- 1 photo of 4 x 3 cm is required for arrival visa
- 1 USD per person is entitled for overtime for Lao immigration at entry point after 5.00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday (the subject may be changed without notice).