Passport, Visa & Currency - Luang Prabang

Passport & Visa

Before traveling,
it is worth making sure that
all documents meet the requirements.

Passport requirements:
• Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned return date and that you have at least two blank pages for visa stamps.

Visa requirements:
• Visa on arrival for 30 days is available at Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport, and Luang Prabang’s airport, but not at all land borders.
• You need to confirm in advance before attempting to cross.
• You can apply online for an e-Visa (laoevisa.gov.la)
• Tourist visas will only be extended twice in Laos.

Currency:
• The official currency of Laos is the Lao Kip (LAK).
• You can exchange your currency for kip at the airport, banks, or money changers.
• Some places, especially outside of the city, do not except credit cards, so it is important to carry cash with you.
• It is also a good idea to carry some US dollars with you in case you need them.