Plan Your Trip

Travellers from different countries have different requirements when it comes to visas for entering and staying in Laos.

Passport holders from the 10 ASEAN nations do not need a tourist visa. You still need to fill out the arrival/departure form, and present this with your passport to the officer at the immigration window. There is no charge for the entry stamp. Lengths of stay are 14 days (Brunei and Myanmar) and 30 days (all other ASEAN countries).

Visa-free Asia
Passport holders from Japan (15 days), South Korea (30 days), and Mongolia (30 days) do not need a tourist visa. You still need to fill out the arrival/departure form and present this with your passport to the officer at the immigration window. There is no charge for the entry stamp.

Most Asian passport holders from countries outside of ASEAN can obtain a 30-day Visa on Arrival for USD 30, whilst the fee for China is USD 20 and India is USD 40. Passport holders from some South Asian countries must apply for a visa at their Lao embassy or consulate. These include Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Turkey.

Europe, Western Hemisphere, Australia
Passport holders can obtain a 30-day Visa on Arrival. The price varies for some countries: Canada (USD 42), Sweden (USD 31), UK (USD 35), and USA (USD 35). All others pay USD 30, except countries that do not require a visa, including Russia, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and former Soviet Union countries, all of which receive a 15-day stamp at no charge.

Note: Those entering on weekends, Lao national holidays, before 08:00, or after 16:00 on weekdays, must pay a USD 1 overtime fee.

Lao eVisa facility is available for these following countries
See list:

Applicant can apply in 3 simple steps
Step 1: Provide the application details and upload the necessary documents.
Step 2: Review your application and pay the fee online.
Step 3: Download the eVisa Approval Letter

Visa Fees
The eVisa payment is the last step of your application process after submitting your details and the required documents.
Applicants should note that the eVisa Fee is non-refundable.
You can calculate your eVisa Fee here:

Port of Entry
eVisa can be used to enter through these following designated ports:
1. Wattay International Airport (Vientiane Capital)
2. Lao – Thai Friendship Bridge I (Vientiane Capital)
3. Luang Prabang International Airport (Luang Prabang)
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)

We urge all travellers coming to Lao PDR to double check the rules with your local Embassy.

The TRAVEX and ASEAN Tourism Conference will be held at Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Center (Lao ITECC), the single largest venue in Lao PDR.

It is located around 10 minutes from the heart of Vientiane Capital.

For more information about the official hotels for ATF 2024, please click here.

How to get to downtown Vientiane from airport
You can travel by bus, taxi and private transfer.

Most visitors going to the capital stay in the downtown area, where they can take in the main attractions. Many rent a bicycle or motorbike, which makes it quicker to reach Patuxay, That Luang, and the suburbs, which are well worth exploring. Tuk tuks are plentiful, and make it easy to get around the city centre, though you must negotiate for a reasonable price. Taxis can also be arranged.

As Vientiane expands outward, the capital’s public bus service offers a viable and inexpensive alternative to reach attractions further afield, though they stop operating in the late afternoon. There are more than 10 routes, originating at the Central Bus Station behind Talat Sao, and you can hop off along the way, pick them up at bus stops, or flag them down in between. Better yet, you can track their location on an app at

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