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Laos visa on arrival at border crossings

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1. Posted by stevenpike (Budding Member 16 posts) 8y

Hi,

Need to get into Laos from the northern part of Vietnam.

Has anyone crossed the Na Maew or Nam Khan border crossings??

Can you get a visa on arrival at them and are they safe?

Don't really want to travel all the way down to Lao Bao if we don't have to.

Thanks
Steven xx

2. Posted by mac1234 (Full Member 110 posts) 8y

i got a bus from hanoi to vientiene last year and i got the visa at the border, most ppl on the bus got it in vietnam in advance but they paid a good 10-15$ extra! im not sure what border crossing we took though, it took 7 or 8 hours to reach it from hanoi though.

3. Posted by Alqueda (Inactive 17 posts) 8y

Of course you can use Na Meo to go to Lao. But whether a visa can be obtained there, better to make a phone call to the Laos embassy in Hanoi. Doesn't cost you 2 bucks anyway.