Travel Information

Dominica citizens travelling to Laos

Citizens of Dominica that are travelling to Laos can get a visa on arrival.

What to expect in Laos

inexpensive cost of living
🐌 Below average wifi
⛅ warm weather
🤝 friendly locals
places of worship

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

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.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is LAK.

1 XOF = 14.721300 LAK

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $2.67 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa will be provided by Customs and Immigration at the port of entry to citizens of Laos

Notes and Passport Validity

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.:

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

Due to COVID-19, the Lao authorities will not issue tourist visas or visa on arrival until 20 April 2020. If you travel to Laos despite our current advice, expect additional health screening at entry points and possible quarantine at a local public hospital. Note our ability to provide consular assistance will be limited. The standard of medical care is extremely limited. If you’re travelling from a COVID-19 affected country you’ll have to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival. Due to reduced flights, your departure options maybe be limited. Check with your airline or tour operator for the latest update. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Laos.


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.

Internet Speed (1.57 / 5)
Safety (3.17 / 5)
Cost of Living (5.00 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$25.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$2.67 USD

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