VISA POLICY TO SOUTHEAST ASIA COUNTRIES 2023
LAOS VISA POLICY
For tourists planning to visit Laos, it’s important to check the visa requirements before you go. Some visitors may be pleased to learn that Laos offers visa exemptions for tourists from certain countries. The most notable visa exemption is for citizens of ASEAN member countries, which include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, along with South Korea. These citizens are granted visa-free entry for up to 30 days.
Other countries that enjoy visa exemptions to Laos include Japan, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Russia, and Mongolia, each of which allows for visa-free stays of up to 15 or 21 days, depending on the country.
The visa policy requires foreign nationals to obtain a visa in advance to gain entry. Laos offers three types of tourist visas, and the online application process eliminates the need for in-person applications or waiting in border queues. Approximately 160 countries have the option to apply for a visa online.
1. Laos E-visa:
Laos tourist E-visa is a single-entry permit, allowing tourists to stay for a maximum of 30 consecutive days in Laos for tourism purposes. Around 160 countries are eligible to apply for an E-visa to visit Laos for a single entry for a maximum stay of 30 days. From the date of E-visa approval, a visitor can enter Laos for 60 days.
2. Laos Visa on Arrival
Certain foreigners who intend to visit Laos must follow Laos visa policy and get a Lao visa at the port of entry. There are currently less than 10 nationalities that require a visa on arrival to enter Laos for short stays.
The Laos visa policy grants visas on arrival to a limited number of countries, so eligible citizens can stay in the country no longer than 30 days with a single-entry travel document. Visas on arrival, however, often require long application processes at border checkpoints.
Click the link for more information: https://immigration.gov.la/visa/
CAMBODIA VISA POLICY
Most countries need to get a visa before entering Cambodia as the Cambodian Government has only given free access to 11 nationalities, traveling to Cambodia for tourism purposes, are granted visa-free entry for a period of either 14 days or 30 days. These countries are Brunei (14 days), Myanmar (14 days), Thailand (14 days), Seychelles (15 days), Indonesia (30 days), Laos (30 days), Malaysia (30 days), Singapore (30 days), Vietnam (30 days), Maldives (30 days), Philippines (30 days).
1. Cambodia E-visa
Cambodia E-visa "Type E” is now available for customers from all countries to apply for a Cambodia visa online.
The E-visa is valid for 90 days after being issued, and you can stay a maximum of 30 days in Cambodia and have a single entry. Besides, the eVisa is only accepted in these ports of entry: Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey), Bavet (Svay Rieng), Cham Yeam (Koh Kong), Tropaeng Kreal Border Post (Stung Treng) and Sihanoukville International Airport.
2. Cambodia visa on arrival
If your country isn’t eligible to get the E-visa, your nationality could be among the countries that can acquire the Cambodian visa on arrival. This visa is available for tourism and business reasons. Once you have your visa on arrival, you can stay in Cambodia for up to 30 days.
3. Cambodia other Visa Information
A few countries can’t have either of the two visas mentioned. These travelers will need to confirm their visa procedures at a Cambodian Embassy or Consulate.
Click the link for more information: https://www.embassyofcambodiadc.org/how-to-get-a-visa.html
MYANMAR VISA POLICY
Any foreign national who seeks to travel to Myanmar must obtain a visa if they are not a citizen of one of the eligible visa-exempt countries. Visa fees - USD 50 per person
Effective from 01 September 2022, ordinary passport holders from the following countries do not require a visa for tourist visits of up to Extension Period if entering and departing from Yangon, Mandalay, or Naypyidaw International Airports. If you would like to stay in Myanmar over Exemption Period, please apply for the appropriate E-visa.
No Country Exemption Period
1 Brunei 14 days
2 Cambodia 14 days
3 Indonesia 14 days
4 Laos 14 days
5 Philippines 14 days
6 Thailand 14 days
7 Vietnam 30 days
Effective from 01 September 2022, ordinary passport holders of Singapore citizens do not require a visa for tourist visits of up to 30 days and you can enter and depart from all International Checkpoints.
1. Tourist Visa/E-visa:
The Myanmar Visa Policy lists down that the Myanmar tourist E-visa is an online visa introduced by the Govt of Burma in 2014. The validity of E-visa approval letter is 90 days from the issued date. Length of stay is (28) days from the date of arrival in Myanmar. If the applicant has dependent(s) under (7) years old on the same passport, you have to put the name of that child, date of birth in the minor section of the application form. The tourist E-visa for Myanmar is only valid for a single entry.
Currently, as per the Myanmar Visa Policy, the passenger with E-visa is only permitted to enter via the following ports:
· Yangon International Airport
· Mandalay International Airport
· Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
· Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint
E-visa doesn't allow entry at seaports in Myanmar.
Ordinary passport holders from the following countries including Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau are eligible to apply Tourist Visa
2. Embassy or Consular Visa
The Myanmar Visa Policy states that travelers not eligible to apply for an eVisa should obtain an embassy visa before departure from the nearest diplomatic office of Myanmar.
Click the link for more information: https://evisa.moip.gov.mm/Home/NoticeToTourist
Insurance information is required to Myanmar:
Clients of under 60 years – USD 60 per person (including tax and service fee)
Clients between 61 & 75 years – USD 85 per person (including tax and service fee)
THAILAND VISA POLICY
Tourism, short visit, or medical. Tourist (TR) visa holders will be permitted to stay in Thailand for up to 60 days.
The holders of ordinary passports of the following countries/territories can visit Thailand with 30 Days Visa Exemption for Tourist Purposes. These countries are: Andora, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam.
There is also a special list of 18 countries whose citizens can apply for e visas and visas on arrival.
The Thai visa on arrival and e visa are programs designed to facilitate trips for foreign nationals. Rather than wait in long queues at Thai embassies to apply for consular visas, eligible visitors can simply apply for a visa once they arrive at approved ports of entry or an electronic visa.
1. Visa On Arrival
For visa on arrival, the visitor will be provided with an application form at the entry point in which they must enter their valid information. After filling out the form they must submit the form along with an application fee. The form will be processed on the spot and the visa issued.
As for the electronic visa, the application form must be filled out and submitted online. Relevant documents must be uploaded in soft copies and the application fee paid with a credit or debit card. The application process takes about 3 working days but no more than that. Once approved, applicants will receive their visas in their email address.
Both visas allow the holder to stay 15 – 30 days per visit. The e visa is designed for air and land travelers but cannot be extended.
Note: Only Chiang Mai, Don Mueang, Phuket, And Suvarnabhumi international airports accept e visa visitors.
Click the link for more information: https://www.immigration.go.th/en/?page_id=2771
VIETNAM VISA POLICY
As of August 2023, regular passport holders of 25 countries DO NOT need a visa for Vietnam. Here is the full list of Vietnam visa free countries and duration:
1. Vietnam E-visa:
Vietnam e-visa is now open to citizens of all countries and territories. You can apply for a Vietnam evisa good for up to 90 days, single or multiple entries from August 15, 2023.
2. Tourist visa on arrival:
Vietnam’s visa on arrival is a convenient alternative obtain valid permission to visit Vietnam. It can be picked up at one of Vietnam's international airports upon arrival.
The Vietnam tourist visa on arrival is valid for up to 30 days, depending on nationality and travel itinerary, single entry only and cannot be extended.
INDONESIA VISA POLICY
The Indonesian Government has also reopened its Visa Exemption Services for tourism and governmental visit at the same entry points as those for the Visa on Arrival. Only the following nationalities are eligible for the Visa Exemption: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. The Visa Exemption is valid for a maximum of 30 days and cannot get extended nor converted into another type of stay permit.
1. Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA)
An Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) can be used for the purpose of tourism. The period of stay in Indonesia is granted for 30 days and extendable for the next 30 days. There are 97 Countries, Governments of Special Administrative Regions of a Country, and Certain Entities Subject to Electronic Visa on Arrival (eVOA).
2. Visa on Arrival (VoA)
VoA for a stay of up to 30 days can be granted for foreign nationals for the purpose of Tourism. Citizens of the 87 countries, administrative regional governments, and certain entities may obtain a VoA, see details at the link below: https://indonesianembassy.de/visa/voa/
3. Electronic Visa (eVisa-B211)
If you are not eligible for a Visa on Arrival, wish to stay longer than 60 days you can apply for an Electronic Visa (eVisa). Tourist visa applications must be submitted by an Indonesian visa/travel agent or hotel.
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EXCLUSIVENESS DOES NOT MEAN EXPENSIVE!
A private Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam tour means that the tour you take is exclusive to you and your party, whomever you would like to travel with. This way, not only is the tour itinerary exclusively catered for you, but the entire tour will be organized according to your needs.
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You will have a much greater sense of control and freedom from the time of planning. You will feel more comfortable and secure during your tours with us because you are in control of your itinerary. This is particularly important when you are traveling with children, seniors, or people needing special care. Let’s check out the benefits of going on our private tours as below;
The tour plan you request will be customized or tailor-made according to your needs with professional advice from our experienced travel consultants. During the tour, you can easily skip the activities that you do not like, explore options for additional activities, and tweak our itinerary as needed.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION AND TOUR GUIDE
During the sightseeing tours with Indochina Pioneer, you will be accompanied by your own driver, car and tour guide. This means your questions will be answered promptly, personally and your interests are the top priority. You can take your time to enjoy the site and go wherever you want at your leisure, not at the mercy of a group of strangers.
YOUR HAND-PICKED ACCOMMODATIONS
From the time of booking, you can easily request your accommodations based on your budget. You can also handpick hotels of different levels for your own holiday and Indochina Pioneer can customize your itinerary for you from there. During the tour, if you wish to upgrade your hotel room, depending on the hotel vacancy and your budget, we can upgrade your room easily for your convenience.
YOUR OWN MEAL CHOICES
You can go to the restaurants of your choice and eat the food that you like. You do not always have to eat the same food in touristy restaurants. You can choose to go for our meal plan with more variety of local food, or not include a meal plan and be totally open to a culinary adventure.
There is a variety of show and entertainment recommended based on your interests and you will be well-informed about its quality before going.
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Many people have become more and more conservative in their travel plan because of the concern for their budget. But wise travelers know that quality tours are not necessarily expensive. Spend time wisely and shop for value now.
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ENJOY A PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR AT AFFORDABLE PRICE
Although a private custom-made tour of Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos may cost more than a join-in large group tours in your home country (i.e. large tour group, fixed departure, pre-arranged tour plan determined by the travel agency not you, and may not always hit the mark on quality), you will be getting a highly personalized tour that has been designed around your specific interests based on a personalized plan, a high-quality guide that brings the sites to life, and attention to details so that you get the most out of your experience and your money while touring Vietnam, Cambodia, and/or Laos.
INVITE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO SAVE MORE PER PERSON
Based on the same tour plan, our per-person prices are quoted differently for 1 person, 2-5 people, 6-9 people, and 10 plus people traveling together. The more people you bring on the tour, the lower the price. In this sense, it is always a good idea to take your family or invite your friends to join your tour. This way all of you will enjoy the quality services offered in our private tour, and share a great holiday experience in Vietnam!