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LAOS TRAVEL GUIDE

Customs and Immigration

A valid transit, tourist visit, business, diplomatic, or service visa is required. All foreigners may enter and depart Laos via Wattay Airport, or Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, the Mekong border crossing with Nongkai, Thailand.

A visa can now be obtained upon arrival at the airport and other official entry points. However, certain regulations are applied. Get the list of border gate and Visa Form here

Laos Climate and Clothing

Light-weight washable cotton or cotton-blend clothes are suitable. A sweater or coat is needed for the winter and in upland areas.

See Laos weather 

Laos Transportation 

Laos Public transportation is by bus, taxi, and rickshaw. There are both metered and unmetered taxis. No railroad is available in Laos. Lao Aviation, Thai Airways International, Cambodia, and Vietnam Airlines connect Wattay Airport of Vientiane to Bangkok, Yangon, Hanoi, Hochiminh City, Phnompenh and Kunming of China. Domestic flights shuttle daily between Lao cities. Mittaphab Bridge across the Mekong to Thailand opened in early 1994.

Health: Medical and dental facilities are mostly operated by the government. Private clinics and pharmacies are available in the major cities. The International Clinic is operated under the supervision of the Ministry of Health, to accommodate foreigners and diplomats. Medicines from France, the USA, Russia, Thailand, and China are widely available in most pharmacies.

Laos Currency

The Laos currency is called Kip. One USD is worth approximately 8,970 kips (April 2020). Money can be exchanged at banks, authorized shops, or hotels. Exchange rates fluctuate every day, though fluctuation is tiny.

Banks in Laos; Banque pour le Commerce Exterior Lao, Sethathirath Bank, Nakornluang Bank, Joint Development Bank, and Thai branch banks.

Traveler’s Checks and credit cards can be used at major banks, some hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Laos Electricity: 220 volts at 50 HZ

Laos Traditional Festivals & Major Events

- 1 January
- 13-17 April
- 1 May
- End of May
- Mid-October 
- Beginning of November  
- 2 December
New Year
Laos New Year (Pimai Lao)
International Labor Day
Rocket Festival
End of Buddhist Lent & Boat Races  
That Luang Festival 
Lao’s National Day.

Internet & SIM card in Laos, Laos Tourist SIM

Lao Telecom is the national company   Unitel company  
Lao telecom check phone number *110# call Unitel check phone number                              *110# call
Lao check balance *122# call Unitel check balance *122# call
Add money *121*code #call Add money *121*code #call
Assistance call 101  Assistance call 109
Data package for net SIM (For internet)
 
                 Data package for net SIM (For internet)
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Package code 5   LTU5 package  
5,000 kip for 1 GB/24hours *131*5# call 5,000 kip for 1,024 MB/24hours *209*21# call
Package code 10   HOIYIM package  
10,000 kip for 1.5 GB/7days *131*10# call 10,000 kip for 2,000 MB/5days *209*22# call
Package code 6   CHAIDEE package  
50,000 kip for 5GB/30days *131*6# call 10,000 kip for 1,500 MB/7days *209*23# call
Check data *123# call   LTA package  
    10,000 kip for 4,000 MB/3days *209*33# call
    LTU50 package  
    50,000 kip for 5,120 MB/30days *209*24# call
    LTU120 package  
    120,000 kip for 12,288 MB/30days *209*25# call
    LT30 package    
    200,000 kip for 30,000 MB/30days  *209*32# call
    4GU30 package  
    300,000 kip for non-stop/30days *209*28# call
       
Beeline    ETL  
Check phone number *110# call Check phone number *110# call
Check balance *122# call Check balance *122# call
Add money *121*code #call Add money *121*code #call
Assistance call 123 Assistance  
Data package for net SIM (For internet)   Data package for net SIM (For internet)  
5,000 kip for 2,000 MB/24 hours N5 send  to 234 1,000 kip    for      240 MB/24 hours eN1 send to 333
10,000 kip for 3,000 MB/7days N10 send  to 234 5,000 kip    for      800 MB/24 hours eN5 send to 333
50,000 kip for 10,000 MB/30days N50 send  to 234 10,000 kip  for   1,500 MB /  7 Days eN10 send to 333
Check data C send to 234 50,000 kip for    5,500 MB /30 Days eN50 send to 333
    100,000 kip for 12,000 MB/30 Days eN100 send to 333
    200,000 kip for 30,000 MB/30 Days eN200 send to 333
    Check data 122 send to 333

Laos Traditional Festivals, Laos Climate and Clothing, Laos Transportation, Laos Currency, 
Laos telecom and popup card, Unitel - Laos telecom company, Laos telecom check balance,
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