Laos Visa Exemption

Visa to Laos

When taking tours in Laos, the following countries are exempt from visa: Japan, Korea, Russia, Luxembourg, Switzerland, most ASEAN countries, as well as for older people aged over 65 and children less than 15 years.
If not spending more than 30 days in the country of Laos, citizens of those countries and people in that age group will receive Laos Visa Exemption with a valid passport.

Visa to Laos
Visa to Laos

If you are a Lao Expatriate with over 65 or under 15 years old, you have one more special priorities. You are not only entitled to receive a free Laos Visa but also stay up to 90 days in Laos.
Here are lists of countries with which Laos has reached mutual agreements on visa exemption:

Country Listings Laos Visa Exemption
State Laos Visa Exemption

Holders of Diplomatic Passports

Laos Visa Exemption up to

Laos Visa Exemption 

Holders of Ordinary Passports

Laos Visa Exemption up to    

Brunei Darussalam 14 Days 14 Days
Cambodia 30 Days /-
China 30 Days -/-
Croatia 30 Days -/-
Cuba 30 Days -/-
Czechia 30 Days -/-
Hungary 30 Days -/-
India 30 Days -/-
Indonesia 30 Days -/-
Japan 90 Days 15 Days
Kazakhstan 30 Days -/-
Kyrgyzstan 30 Days -/-
Luxemburg -/- 15 Days
Malaysia 30 Days 30 Days
Mongola 30 Days 30 Days
Myanmar 30 Days -/-
North Korea 30 Days -/-
Philippines 30 Days 30 Days
Poland 30 Days 15 Days
Singapore 30 Days 30 Days
Slovakia 30 Days 30 Days
South Korea 30 Days -/-
Switzerland -/- 15 Days
Tajikistan 30 Days -/-
Thailand 30 Days 30 Days
Timor 30 Days -/-
Turkmenistan 30 Days -/-
Ukraine 30 Days -/-
Russia 30 Days -/-
Vietnam 30 Days -/-
Yugoslavia 30 Days 30 Days

– The length of stay can be as long as the length of an assignment
– Ordinary passport holders of these countries can enter Laos without a visa, but Lao ordinary passport holders don’t get the same privilege in return (they still need to get a visa to enter those countries).
In addition, Laos grants a free visa to some former USSR ( Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ) countries without having the same privilege in exchange.
Here is the list of the countries to which Laos gives visa exemption

Country Applicable Passport Type Days of stay (Max)
1 Armenia Diplomatic/Official 30
2 Azerbaijan
3 Belarus
4 Estonia
5 Georgia
6 Kazakhstan
7 Kyrgyzstan
8 Latvia
9 Lithuania
10 Moldova
11 Tajikistan
12 Turkmenistan
13 Ukraine
14 Uzbekistan
15 Luxembourg Ordinary 15
16 Switzerland

*Notes: Be reminded that your passport must not expire within the next six months from the date you enter Laos.
Whether you have the Lao visa exemption, you need to hold a available passport with at least 6 months of remaining value. For visa fee exemption applicants, two passport-type photos are required for visa processing.