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Do I need a Laos transit visa for Sri Lankan citizens?

If you are traveling through Laos by air and your country of citizenship requires a visa to enter Laos, you will need a transit visa even if your visit is solely for the purpose of passing through and not for stopping or visiting.

A transit visa is necessary for individuals with a brief layover at a Laos airport. This type of visa allows Sri Lanka citizens, instead of remaining at the airport during their layover, to enter the country of Laos.

To apply for a transit visa in Laos, you must provide the following documents:

  • A current passport
  • An application form for a visa
  • A current passport photograph
  • Proof of future travel
  • An electronic mail address

When you arrive in Laos, you will need to show your visa to immigration officers.

Here are some additional tips for transiting through Laos:

  • Make sure you have your visa ready ahead of time.
  • Check with your airline to determine whether a transit visa is required.
  • Prepare to present immigration officers with your onward travel papers.
  • Stay inside the airport's transit zone.