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Anyone crossed from China into Laos recently?

  • christay2009

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    I am probably going to attempt to cross in Laos at the end of this month from China. I was wondering if anyone had any experience of doing this recently? there is a lonely planet post from 2008 which suggests its as simple as getting an overnight bus from Kunming to Mengla then a direct bus [around 8am] to Luang NamTha...

    I'm heading to Laos 20 or so days early, i'm moving on from China after one Visa extension. Additionally, i am presuming that you still cannot get a visa on arrival if you fly into Vientiane?

    Thanks, from Hangzhou

    #1 Posted: 13/9/2009 - 09:10

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  • christay2009

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    edit: not after one visa extension, just after 'one visa' [30 days]

    #2 Posted: 13/9/2009 - 09:11

  • yozza2009

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    Firstly, you can obtain a visa on arrival at Vientiane airport. You must produce one passport photo. The charge for myself was $32 for a 30-day visa.

    Regarding China, I met one nomad who had crossed the border recently, he said it was straight forward. But that was all he said on the subject.

    #3 Posted: 13/9/2009 - 20:05

  • christay2009

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    Visa on arrival huh, that makes things abit
    more interesting! Thanks for the reply

    #4 Posted: 14/9/2009 - 12:27

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    Yup, Lao visa on arrival is available at Vientiane and also at the land crossing at Boten.

    #5 Posted: 14/9/2009 - 12:47

  • christay2009

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    think i'll be giving myself 2/3 days to do this just incase. I dont want to be stuck in China with an expired visa. I'll post how it goes...

    #6 Posted: 24/9/2009 - 16:49

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