Travellers on all of Tourism Union Indochina’s small group journeys can easily obtain 30 day tourist visas on arrival in Laos, subject to the furnishing of $35USD (an extra $1USD on weekends and public vacations) and one passport photo per person. Laos visas can be obtained on arrival at the following border crossings:
The Friendship Bridge crossing (near Vientiane, bordering Thailand)
The Vientiane International Airport (Wattay Airport)
The Luang Prabang International Airport
Pakse International Airport
Nam Maew (Hua Phan Province, bordering Vietnam)
Nam Kan/ Nong Haet (Xieng Khuang Province, bordering Vietnam)
Lak Sao (Bolikhamsao Province, bordering Vietnam)
Lao Bao (Savannakhet Province, bordering Vietnam)
Thakaek (Khammouane Province, bordering Thailand)
Chong Mek (Champasak Province, bordering Thailand)
Huay Xai (Bokeo Province, bordering Thailand)
Boten (Luang Namtha Province, bordering China)
Travellers on Tourism Union Indochina’s Bangkok Hanoi Overland, Thailand and Laos Experience, Laos and Cambodia Experience and Inside Laos small group journeys cross into Laos from Chiang Khong (Thailand) to Huay Xai (Laos). These travellers are therefore able to obtain a Laos visa on arrival at Huay Xai. This is a simple and efficient process. Travellers on the Khmer Kingdoms Explorer tour cross into Laos at Chong Mek. Here, getting a visa on arrival is also straightforward.
Indochina Explorer and Highlights of Laos travellers can obtain their Laos visa on arrival at Vientiane’s international airport. Images of Indochina travellers can obtain their Laos visa on arrival at Luang Prabang international airport. Please note that Indochina Explorer, Bangkok Hanoi Overland and Images of Indochina travellers will need to obtain their Vietnam visas in advance of arriving in Indochina.
Please allow $10USD for international departure tax, and $2.50USD for domestic departure tax.