Unless you hold a passport from Japan or one of the ASEAN member states, you’llneed a visa to enter Laos. The good news is that you probably won’t need to arrange it in advance; thirty-day visas are now available on arrival at most international borders.
Visas on arrival take just a few minutes to process, cost around $35, and are available to passengers flying into Luang Prabang Airport, Pakse Airport and Wattay Airport in Vientiane. It is also possible to extend your visa for another 30 days at a cost of about USD $2 per day. Otherwise, you will be charged USD $10 per day by border authorities when you leave Laos.
Travelers will all need a passport valid for at least 6 months after they depart.