Visa policy of Laos

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Lao visa

Visitors to Laos must obtain a visa from one of the Laotian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or qualify for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Laos
  Laos
  Visa-free (30 days)
  Visa-free (15 days)
  Visa-free (14 days)
  Visa on arrival (30 days)
  Visa or official approval required in advance

Visa exemption[edit]

Citizens of the following 15 countries can visit Laos without a visa (allowed length of stay in days is shown in parentheses):[2]

Additionally, only holders of diplomatic or official passports of Japan, Pakistan, Serbia and South Korea do not require a visa to visit Laos for 90 days, only holders of diplomatic or official passports of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Myanmar, North Korea, Poland, Russia, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan do not require a visa to visit Laos for 30 days and only holders of diplomatic or official passports of Indonesia do not require a visa to visit Laos for 14 days.[2]

Visa-free agreement was signed with Russia on 8 September 2016 but not yet ratified.[14]

An agreement between Laos and Azerbaijan on mutual visa-free visits for holders of diplomatic passports was signed in June 2017 and is yet to be ratified.[15]

Visa on arrival[edit]

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Map of entry points with Visa on Arrival facility

Visitors of other nationalities may obtain a visa on arrival valid for 30 days for a fee (extendable once) at most of the country's 27 ports of entry except:[16]

Nationals of the following countries are ineligible to obtain a visa on arrival, and they can only obtain a visa on arrival if they are traveling on an official visit and are holding an official letter of guarantee issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Laos:[1]

Statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Laos were from the following countries of nationality:[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Visas
  3. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 05 March 2004
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 10 May 2004
  6. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 1 July 2004
  7. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 1 July 2004
  8. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 28 October 2004
  9. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 1 April 2005
  10. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 10 April 2005 [2]
  11. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 14 September 2007
  12. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 20 November 2009
  13. ^ Under the Visa Agreement on 23 September 2011
  14. ^ http://izvestia.ru/news/631411
  15. ^ [3]
  16. ^ Checkpoints
  17. ^ "Statistical Reports on Tourism in Laos". 

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