US citizens can travel to Laos with an approved eVisa by air and road. They can fly into the following international airports and border crossings:
- Luang Prabang International Airport
- Pakse International Airport
- Wattay International Airport
- Boten International Checkpoint
- Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge
Upon arrival, we recommend heading straight to the queues for eVisa travelers. Border officials will require American visitors to submit their passport and printed eVisa letters for inspection before being granted entry into the country.
American visitors should abide by the allowed 30 days on their eVisa to stay in the country. If they prolong their trip for any unforeseen reason, they must request an online visa extension at the Immigration Office in Vientiane or authorized travel agencies.
Tourists from the US should note they are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival. However, the eVisa is the most convenient visa option for American travelers since it is issued in a quicker, simpler, and more secure manner.