Cambodia Visa for Lao Citizens

Visa requirements for entering Cambodia from Laos.

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Do Lao nationals need a visa for Cambodia?

No. As of February 2024, 7,295,325 Lao citizens can visit Cambodia visa-free for up to 30 days. However, Lao passports must have at least 2 blank pages and be valid for a minimum of 6 months at the time of entry.

Visa requirement summary:

Are Lao passports eligible for the eVisa? Yes, Lao passports are eligible for the e-visa to Cambodia.
eVisa fee: eVisa fee for Lao citizens is 1361777 LAK.
eVisa processing time: 3-5 working days (Earliest is 18:30 - Thursday - 29 February, 2024 at Vientiane local time)
Visa on arrival eligibility: Travelers from Laos are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival (VoA) for Cambodia.
How to apply? Online eVisa application

How to apply

Lao residents are eligible for the Cambodian e-visa program, please follow the step-by-step guide below for the application process.

Eligible ports of entry

Lao visitors holding a valid eVisa can enter at one of the following ports of entry and exit in Cambodia:

Ports of entry/exit Distance and travel time (from Laos)
Phnom Penh International Airport 752.9 km / 467.8 miles (1 hours, 15 minutes)
Siem Reap Angkor International Airport 523.3 km / 325.2 miles (0h hours, 52 minutes)
Sihanoukville International Airport 828.9 km / 515.1 miles (1 hours, 22 minutes)
Cham Yeam 703.1 km / 436.9 miles (1 hours, 10 minutes)
Poipet 478.8 km / 297.5 miles (0h hours, 47 minutes)
Bavet 857.2 km / 532.6 miles (1 hours, 25 minutes)
Trapeang Kriel 580.3 km / 360.6 miles (0h hours, 58 minutes)

Laos & Cambodia travel information

Laos Cambodia Differences
Local time 07:10 (24 February, 2024) 07:10 (24 February, 2024) There is no time difference between Laos and Cambodia.
Population 7,295,325 16,762,237 9,466,912 fewer than Cambodia.
Current weather sky is clear 36°C (Vientiane) sky is clear 34°C (Phnom Penh) 2°C higher than Cambodia
Distance Vientiane
  • Phnom Penh (753.0 km / 468.0 miles)
  • Siem Reap (523.0 km / 325.0 miles)
Average distance is 675 km or 419 miles.
Today’s holiday
  • There are no holidays today in Laos
  • Upcoming holiday is March Equinox which will occur in 3 weeks, 3 days.
The next public holiday in Cambodia is March 8, 2024 which will start in 1 week, 5 days (Vientiane local time)

Frequently asked questions, answered

Are there any Cambodian diplomatic missions in Laos?

Yes. The embassy of Cambodia in Laos is located at Thadeua Road, KM3 Vientiane, B.P. 34, Lao P.D.R..

How much does a Cambodian eVisa cost for Lao nationals?

The cost of an eVisa for Lao citizens is approximately (75 USD ~ 1361777 LAK) for a standard processing time of 3-5 working days.

How soon can I get a visa for Cambodia from Laos?

The earliest possible for getting an eVisa for Cambodia is around 18:30 PM on 29 February 2024 (Vientiane local time).

What are the best ways to obtain a visa for Cambodia?

If you are currently living in Laos, you can:

  • Apply for an e-visa online.
  • Call the embassy of Cambodia in Laos for visa information: +856-21 31 49 52.