Laos visa requirements for Thais

Travel and visa requirements

Laotian Visa is not required for Thais

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Laos is one of the countries in the Asian Continent and has its capital city at Vientiane.
  • Nationals of Thailand can visit Laos for a duration of 30 days without the need for a visa.
  • Intending visitors are to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond their date of exit from Laos. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • The import and export of the local currency are permitted. Amounts above 2,000 USD or equivalent in foreign currency must be declared on entry or exit from the country.
  • Travelers visiting Laos 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.
  • ThaiAir Asia is the airline carrier that flies from Thailand to Laos.
  • The estimated flight duration from Thailand to Laos is 1 hour 13 minutes and the distance is 471 km.
  • Laotian is the official language of Laos. it is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family. It is spoken by 3 million people in Laos.
  • The most practiced religion in Laos is Theravada Buddhism. Other existing religions in Laos include Christianity, Islam, and the Bahá'í Faith.
  • The official currency of 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 puts it on the same timezone with Thailand.
  • The power and socket plug used in Laos is of Type A, B, C, E, and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • 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, buses, 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

Can I use a credit card in Laos?

In major cities, tourist shops and restaurants, credit cards are readily accepted. However, tourists are advised to carry enough cash, as other parts of the country accept just cash. ATMs are available, although scarce.

Is Laos safe place to visit?

Laos is relatively safe. Although there are cases of petty theft and occasional bag snatching, which can be avoided by being more cautious.

What is the official language of Laos?

The official language of Laos is Lao, which is also referred to as Laotian. It is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family, spoken by around 3 million people in Laos.

When is the best time to visit Laos?

Laos is best visited between October and April when the weather's warm and dry throughout.