Laos Passport Visa-Free Countries
Travel with an Laos passport
The Laotian passport ranks 155th in the world as of October 2023. This means that Laotian citizens can travel visa-free to 21 countries in the world. However, to enter the remaining countries, Laotian passport holders must apply for a visa beforehand.
Where Can Laos Passport Holders Travel Without a Visa?
Laos passport visa-free countries
As of October 2023, Laotian passport holders can travel visa free to 21 countries and territories:
- Cook Islands
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
For visa-free travels, you still must have a valid passport — usually six months after your departure date— and you must purchase travel health insurance as required by your destination country.
Visa on arrival countries
If you are a Laotian citizen, you can get a visa on arrival for the 22 countries listed below:
- Cabo Verde
- Sri Lanka
Electronic visa countries
The following 32 countries issue eVisas for Laotian passport holders:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Burkina Faso
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ivory Coast
- Equatorial Guinea
- São Tomé and Príncipe
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
The process of getting an eVisa is more or less the same as applying for a traditional visa. However, in this case, you don’t have to visit a visa application center— you can submit your application online, including the visa payment.
After your application is approved, you will receive an email confirming your visa status along with a document you must print out and bring with you when crossing the border. Your visa will be registered online, but some officers may ask you for a physical copy of the permit; that is why it’s important to keep the copy on your person while traveling.