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Laos Travel Requirements

A valid passport with entry visa is required for all visitors.A tourist visa is valid for 15 days only.If visitors are planning to stay for more than 15 days, an extended stay of 15 days maximum is available.


Travel by Air
The only port of arrival by air is Vattay Airport in Vientiane, and Luangpabang Airport. You could also travel by Lao Aviation, Thai Airways International, Vietnam Airline, The Southern China Airlines, Silk Air and Malaysian Airlines.


Travel by road
Laos has 18.153 km of national roads, 2.500 km of which are paved.The most important road is route No 13, which runs north- south from China to Cambodia. It links Pak Mong in the north and Khong in the south, passing through major urban areas of Luangprabang, Vientiane, Savannakhet,and Champassack.


Travel by Boat
The Mekong river flows through 1,865 km of Laos. Although not navigable in its entirely, it provides a natural means of transportation over long streches. In addition many tributary rivers of the Mekong river such as the Nam Ou, Nam Ngum, Se Don and the others are used for water transportation.


The currency of Laos is the Kip. There are bank notes of 1 Kip, 10 Kips, 20 Kips, 50 Kips, 100 Kips and 500 Kips.


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