Laos visa requirements for Malaysians

Laotian Visa is not required for Malaysians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Malaysia passport holders can visit Laos for a period of 30 days without the need for a visa.
  • Intending visitors are to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond their date of exit from Laos. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Tourists can import and export local currency. Amounts above 2,000 USD or equivalent in foreign currency must be declared on entry or exit from the country.
  • Travellers can get to Laos from any international airport in Malaysia. These international airports can be found in Kuala Lumpur and Penang Island.
  • AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Bangkok Airways and Singapore Airlines are some of the carriers that fly from Malaysia to Laos.
  • The estimated flight duration from Kuala Lumpur to Vientiane, Laos is 2 hour, 40 minutes, and from Penang Island, it is 5 hours, 35 minutes.
  • Lao, which is also known as Laotian, is the official language of Laos. it is a member of the Tai-Kadai language family. It is spoken by 3 million people in Laos.
  • The most practised religion in Laos is Theravada Buddhism. Other existing religions in Laos include Christianity, Islam, and the Bahá’í Faith.
  • The official currency of Laos is Lao kip. However, there are three currencies used for commerce, and they are kip, Thai baht (B) and US dollars (US$). Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Laos has a tropical monsoon climate, with a rainy season from May to October, a cool dry season from November to February, and a hot dry season in March and April. 
  • A tourist with a low budget can spend about $40 per day on expenses in Laos.
  • Laos uses the Indochina Time (GMT+7), which puts Malaysia an hour ahead of Laos.
  • The power and socket plug used in Laos are of Type A, B, C, E and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Popular delicacies in Laos include Kaipen (Fried Seaweed), Khao Jee (Baguette), Khao Poon (Spicy Noodle Soup), Lao Sausage and Larb (Minced Meat Salad)
  • Movement in Laos is possible with taxis, car rental, bus and trucks.
  • Visitors are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.