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 LAOS CROSS BORDER

Overland: The country can be entered or exited overland at the following immigration checkpoints, which are open daily from 08.30 AM to 05.00 PM:

Thailand
*  Friendship Bridge from / to Nongkhai  (Thailand) crossing Mekong River by shuttle bus (from 06.00 AM to 10.00 PM)
*  Houei Xay by crossing Mekong River by ferry from / to Chiangkhong (Thailand) (from 08.00 AM to 06.00 PM)
* Thakek from / to Nakhon Phanom (Thailand) by ferry
* Vangtao from / to Chongmek and Ubon Ratchatani (Thailand)
* Savannakhet from / to Mukdahan (Thailand), actually by ferry. At the end  of 2006, the  bridge  crossing Mekong river will  be completely  finished

Vietnam
SobHoune (Laos) / Tay Trang (Dienbien Phu, Vietnam
*  Nameo (Sam Neua)
/ PaHang (QuanSon, Thanh Hoa)  on route  N0  6 
*  Nonghet (Xiengkhouang Province)/ Nam Kan (Kyson, Nghean ,Vietnam)
*  Denesavanh (Xavanakhet) / Lao Bao (Quangtri, Vietnam)
* Namphao (Borikhamxay province)/ Lak Sao (Hatinh, Vietnam)
* Tong Kham (Thakek ) Chalo (Quangbinh, route N0 12, which  link Thakek to Vinh or Dong Hoi (Vietnam)
* Attapeu/Kontum (Bo-Y border)

Cambodia
* Veunkham from / to Stung Treng (Cambodia) by boat

China
* Boten, Luang Namtha province, from / to Bohan and Mengla (Yunnan, China)


PASSPORT AND VISAS 
Visas are required by all nationalities (subject to exceptions for local neighboring people and ASEAN  countries  )

Visas can be obtained either from Lao Embassies and Consulates abroad or upon arrival at following immigration checkpoints:
* Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Pakse airports
* Friendship Bridge in Vientiane (opposite Nongkhai, Thailand)
* Houei Xay (opposite Chiangkhong, Thailand)
* Boten, Luang Namtha province (opposite Bohan, Yunnan, China)
* Nonghet, Xiengkhouang Province (opposite Nam Kan, Vietnam).
* Savannakhet (opposite Mukdahan, Thailand)
* Denesavanh (opposite Lao Bao, Vietnam)
* Vangtao (opposite Chongmek, Thailand)
* Namphao, Borikhamxay Province (opposite of Lak Sao, Vietnam)
* Thakek (opposite Nakhon Phanom, Thailand)

Important note: Travelers arriving from Cambodia overland at Veunkham immigration checkpoint must have their Lao visa arranged and stamped prior to arrival at the Laotian border. 

The visa fee is US$ 30 per person, 2 passport photos are required for each visa application.

 

 


 
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