No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.
No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.
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No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.
We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.
The primary currency is LAK.
To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $2.67 USD.
A Visa will be provided by Customs and Immigration at the port of entry to citizens of Laos
Ensure that your passport is valid for 30 days past your travel date.
Visa on arrival is available at international airports Luangphabang, Pakse, Savannakhet and Vientiane, and at 4 land borders Friendship Bridge, and at 13 border crossings as well as Tanalaeng train station in Vientiane, which connects to the train station in Nongkai, Thailand. Visa on arrival facility will be gradually phased out at various border crossings starting January 2020.:eVisa may be used to enter Laos through the following entry points — Wattay International Airport and the First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge:Entry points Lalai, Lantui, Meuang mom, Pakxan, and Phoudou are open only to visa holders.:Visa on arrival is extendable up to 60 days.:
Do not travel.
These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Laos. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.
$25.00 USD / night
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