Does srilankan passport holder have visa on arrival for Laos?

by Joe

Hello, I'm a Srilankan passport holder and want to travel to Laos for 5 days to visit my bf and on Laos gov website and other related websites, it says I'm eligible for << visa on arrival.>> but when I booked a flight ticket through AirAsia and my flight was today and they asked me to go to the service counter they said I am required travel document? but on Laos travel or any other online website, it did not mention that... so I'm confused whether the Srilankan passport holders do have a visa on arrival or not? and if they have a visa on arrival how can Air Aisa request for travel document which I had no idea about. and I have missed my flight due to it.. so much time and money waste.. Will Air Aisa refund me the money? There is not my fault as it says we Srilankan as Visa on Arrival as I followed the passport index and government and did my research on it.

Please advise me regarding this information....

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Jan 05, 2020
Well....sorry to hear you run into trouble
by: Duangpy

I think I can understand how you feel running into such trouble. There is no way to know which website provides accurate information and which doesn't.

I often got similar questions, and the advice I gave always to check with Lao consulate for up to date information to avoid trouble, don't solely rely on the information on the internet. I know I provide true info on my site, but still, I can't guarantee it's 100% accurate as it may change without me knowing.

Anyway, now Lao eVisa is available, and my brief research showed that Sri Lankan passport holders are eligible for eVisa, here is the government official website for eVisa (

By the way, I looked at the website you captured and shared here, none of them is government's. The government website usually ends with like the one I share here.

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