Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for non-vaccinated visitors arriving from certain areas. Test required.
Quarantine required.

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What is the COVID situation in Laos?

+16 New COVID cases in Laos
0 New COVID deaths in Laos
67.87% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Basic facts about Laos

Laos is a medium-sized country located in South-Eastern Asia. The capital of Laos is Vientiane and the most spoken language is Lao. The national currency in Laos is Lao kip (LAK).

What taxi apps are available in Laos?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Laos. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Lao kip (LAK)Official currency
1 EUR~14032.03 LAK
1 USD~13275 LAK

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Laos?

There are 5 common plug types used in Laos:

Type A 230 V, 50 Hz  Type B 230 V, 50 Hz  Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Laos?

Currently, citizens of 15 countries can enter Laos without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Laos?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Laos.

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Is it safe in Laos?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Laos was changed to Level 3: Reconsider Travel.

Emergency phones in Laos

191 Police
190 Ambulance
190 Fire police

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