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Apply for a visa to travel to Laos
Would you like to take a trip to Laos? Are you planning to go to Laos? A visa is required to travel to
this country, regardless of the purpose and duration of your stay. You will be able to get it from your
country of origin or while there, when you arrive in the country.
Here are the different ways to get a tourist visa to visit Laos.
The electronic visa for Laos
To make visa applications easier, Laos has set up an electronic visa application procedure available
from July 2019. It should allow you to complete the necessary forms to travel to Laos from home, so
that you do not have to go all the way to the embassy. This online e-Visa application is intended for
nationals of all countries who need a permit to travel to Laos. It will therefore apply to most
Europeans, specifically Belgians and French.
Until then, you need to get a paper visa that you can apply for at the Laos Embassy in Paris or when
you arrive at the immigration office. However, we advise you to apply for the visa before your
departure to avoid queues at customs.