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Can I travel to Laos from Canada?

Yes, Canadian passport holders with the proper travel documentation can visit Laos. For Canadians, this includes a valid Laos visa.

Without an authorized visa, Canadian nationals are unable to enter Laos. This is one of the country's admission criteria, and some nationalities are required to have it.

Visitors from Canada, fortunately, may use the Laos eVisa system—an online application that provides tourists with an electronic visa. The procedure is the quickest way for a Canadian citizen to obtain a visa for Laos.

Flying is the quickest and most convenient method to travel from Canada to Laos.

Travelers may take a direct flight from Toronto to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, or from Calgary to Luang Prabang. Flying from Canada to Laos takes about 20 hours.

The Laos eVisa is applicable at the following Laotian international airports:

  • Wattay International Airport, Vientiane
  • Luang Prabang International Airport, Luang Prabang
  • Pakse International Airport, Champasak province

It can also be used to cross the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge I in Vientiane, or the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge II, in Savannakhet province.