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Vientiane Airport

Procedures and practical informations

Time and deadlines
The attention of travelers is drawn to the fact that their presence is required at the airport two hours before the scheduled departure time. Most companies close their check-in counters 30 minutes before departure time. Once registered, it is also advisable to immediately go to the boarding lounge for police formalities that can be long if several departures are planned.
Arriving passengers must count an average of 30 to 45 minutes to complete the formalities of police and customs and to retrieve their luggage.
Time and deadlines
Entering the country and visas
Entering the Laotian territory by the international airport of Vientiane requires for travelers other than Laotian citizens a passport valid more than 6 months after passing the police station. In addition, nationals of certain countries must obtain a visa in the nearest consular representation.
WARNING: bi-national passengers who can not prove their Laotian nationality (passport or ID card) are also subject to visa requirements.

See the page about visas and immigration

Entering the country and visas
Pets accompanied by a recent health certificate will be allowed. These are , however, not allowed into the National Parks /Reserves. Rabies vaccination must be at least 1 month and max. 1 year prior to arrival.
Airlines are particularly demanding on the allowed weight of luggage. To avoid problems at check-in counters, it is expressly required for travelers to check before their arrival at the airport if their baggage do not exceed the permitted allowance. In this case, expensive and non-negotiable luggage fees may be asked. In addition, it is recalled that the luggage must be strong enough to be handled and transported. Plastic bags are prohibited because they tear easily.
Health requirements
No vaccination is required to enter the Laotian territory. However, an international vaccination certificate indicating your protection against yellow fever may be required if you are traveling from a country victim of an epidemic.
We remind pregnant women that each airline has a specific policy about the term not to exceed to be allowed to travel. The flight can be prohibited to women from their 7th month of pregnancy or a medical certificate may be required. Thank you to check with your company to not see you banned from boarding.
A chemist shop is available outside, in front of the parking lot.
Health requirements
Drugs and illegal or regulated products
Some products can not cross borders on arrival or departure without special authorization. This is the case of animal remains, live animals and certain items of historical heritage of Laos. Thank you to contact the Veterinary Services or the Ministry of Culture if you have any doubt about this type of product . Hazardous products (firearms, explosives, corrosives, pressurized container, etc.) are generally prohibited or regulated. Thank you to contact your airline to find out its policy on the transportation of these products.

See also the customs hand book for passengers

Furthermore, a strict control of drugs is carried out by airport police officers. The canine brigade, through its specially trained dogs to search for drugs in luggage, allows regular cocaine seizure. Moreover , the mere consumption of cannabis can lead to penalties of up to 6 months in prison. Searches can be performed randomly on passengers.

Illegal or regulated products

Cocaine airport


See the customs hand book for passengers

Customs Laos

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