Laos visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Laotian Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • For a period of 30 days, nationals of Burkina Faso can visit Laos.
  • Intending visitors can gain entry into Laos by applying for an e-visa. E-visa will take about 5 days to process.
  • Citizens of Burkina Faso can also pay for a visa on arrival at any International Airport in Laos to gain entry into the country.
  • Visitors who desire to stay longer than the 30-days validity are to apply and pay for an extension at the Laos immigration department.
  • Prospective visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival in Laos. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • The import and export of local currency are not permitted. Amounts above 2,500 USD or equivalent in foreign currency must be declared on entry or exit from the country.
  • Visitors are to provide a financial statement to show that they have sufficient funds to spend during their stay in Laos, as well as an onward or return ticket.
  • Visitors from Burkina Faso are expected to have proof of yellow fever vaccination.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Laos from any international airport in Burkina Faso. These international airports can be found in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Turkish Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Ethiopian Airways and Royal Air Maroc are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to Laos.
  • The estimated flight duration from Burkina Faso to Vientiane, Laos is 23 hours.
  • The dominant religion of Laos is Theravada Buddhism. Other religions include Christianity, Islam, and the Bahá'í Faith.
  • Lao, also known as Laotian, is the official language in Laos. it is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family. It is spoken by 3 million people in Laos.
  • The official currency used in Laos is Lao kip. However, there are three currencies used for commerce, and they are kip, Thai baht (B) and US dollars (US$). Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Laos has a tropical monsoon climate, with a rainy season from May to October, a cool dry season from November to February, and a hot dry season in March and April. 
  • A tourist with a low budget can spend about $40 per day on expenses in Laos.
  • Laos uses the Indochina Time (GMT+7), which makes Laos seven hours ahead of Burkina Faso.
  • The power and socket plug used in Laos are of Type A, B, C, E and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $40 to spend on daily expenses.
  • Popular delicacies in Laos include Kaipen (Fried Seaweed), Khao Jee (Baguette), Khao Poon (Spicy Noodle Soup), Lao Sausage and Larb (Minced Meat Salad)
  • Movement in Laos is possible with taxis, car rental, bus and trucks.
  • Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Laos?

The small, landlocked country of Laos is best visited between October and April when the weather's warm and dry throughout. River travel is best between November and January when high water levels make passage easy along Laos' main waterway, the Mekong River.

Is Laos safe for tourist travel?

Generally, Laos is a safe place to visit, and most tourists don't have much complains travelling there. However, there are occasional reports of petty theft, and the occasional bag snatching, but these can be avoided by being cautious with your belongings.

What should I wear in Laos?

Laos is a very traditional country and body-revealing clothes should be avoided. Tourists are advised to pack light, as it is easy and cheap to get clothes laundered. The tropical monsoon climate means it is humid and hot all year round; lightweight, loose-fitting clothes in natural fibres such as cotton, silk or linen will keep you cooler.

Does Laos use US dollars?

Although Laos's official currency is the Kip, the US dollar is widely accepted in many transactions, so we recommend taking some US dollars in cash. Other foreign currencies can be exchanged at licensed exchange shops, or in the banks.