May 24, 2012

Getting Laos: a Dead-easy Thing

Laos provides ASEAN nations and some other exceptions (Russians, Korean, Japanese, and Swiss) with a “visa free”. Other outbound tourists need to book the tours through a travel agent, and need to have a pre-approval letter from an authorized Laos’s agency before getting a tourist visa (for about 1 or 2 months) issued by Laos Embassy. At Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Pakse’s airports, a visa on arrival is also available. To obtain either a tourist visa or a visa on arrival, one or two passports will be required. Recently, travelers can obtain visa stamp at Laos International Airport – Vientiane or at the overland border crossing points of Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge about 20 km east of Vientiane. Visas are issued on arrival in both countries.

Visitors who will enter Laos through Huayxai -Chiangkong Border (Northern Thailand); through Dien Dien Phu, Cau Treo, Nam Can, Lao Bao border (Vietnam) need to get the Laos visa stamp from the Laos Embassy before entry.

If you are near the Thailand border and want to have longer than two weeks extensions, you can do the trick by popping over the border, as entry to Thailand is mostly free, and return immediately to get a new 30 day Lao visa. Otherwise, you can get extension via agencies in Laos with a comparatively cheap price of around US$3 per day minimum of 7 days.

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From Threeland Travel Indochina's Blog - May 2012


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