All nationalities, with the exception of Thai passport holders, will require a visa for entry into Laos. 

Entry visas can be obtained on arrival at Vientiane and Luang Prabang airports for stays of 15 days or less. 

Visitors should be in possession of a passport with validity in excess of six months beyond their entry date into Laos. A passport sized photograph (3 x 4 cm) is required at all entry points. The visa fee is payable in US $ (currently $30). For most visitors visa on arrival is the most practical option.

For travellers intending to stay beyond 15 days, 30 day visas can be purchased in advance from Lao embassies. The fee for visa in advance is variable dependant on nationality and country of application.