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Do You Need a Laos Visa if You Have a Passport?

Yes, you need a visa to Laos from France. There are 3 ways to apply for a Lao Visa: You can obtain an e-Visa, a Visa On Arrival, or a visa at a Lao Embassy. However, applying for a visa online is still one of the most popular ways among tourists.

The Laos e-Visa is another way to obtain travel authorization from the Laos government since July 2019. Instead of long waiting times and complicated procedures for visas on arrival, you can obtain an online visa application form before your trip to Laos. It is recommended that you apply at least 7 days before your scheduled departure from Laos.

The Lao e-Visa clearance letter is authorized for a single entry stay of up to 30 days in Laos. Until present, only eight specified entry points have allowed Lao e-Visa admission, including:

  • Wattay International Airport (Vientiane Capital)
  • Lao - Thai Friendship Bridge I (Vientiane Capital)
  • Luang Prabang International Airport (Luang Prabang)
  • Lao - Thai Friendship Bridge II (Savannakhet Province)
  • Pakse International Airport (Champasack Province)
  • Lao - Thai Friendship Bridge IV (Bokeo Province)
  • Boten International Checkpoint (Luang Namtha Province)
  • Boten Railway Station (Luang Namtha Province)