Laos’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the plan to launch an electronic visa (E-visa) service in June. This will enable foreign visitors to apply for entry visas online.
According to the department, all international visitors to Laos will be eligible to apply online for a single-entry visa with a maximum 30-day stay. However, those hoping to visit Laos on multi-entry visas or planning to stay longer than 30 days will still need to apply for an entry visa at Lao embassies or consulates abroad.
This e-visa move is in line with the government’s policy to modernise and make public services more efficient, as the country plans to attract more foreign visitors to Laos and grow the tourism industry – a sector the government has prioritised.