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Can French Passport Holders Get a Laos Visa at the Airport?

Yes, French passport holders can apply for a visa on arrival in Laos. French citizens should fill out the visa application form in advance to save time on arrival. 

Laos visas are easily obtained on arrival at all points of entry, including the busiest international airports. Visitors wishing to get a visa on arrival in Laos must have the visa fee in cash; card payments are not accepted.

Passengers from France who choose the visa on arrival should plan ahead of time. Long lineups may form at the visa-on-arrival window.

French travelers are urged to apply online whenever feasible for a speedier and more convenient process.

Laos visas for French citizens may be obtained upon arrival at the following international airports:

  • Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital.
  • Luang Prabang International Airport in Luang Prabang Province.
  • Pakse Internatioanl Airport in Champasak Province.