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According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Lao passport is now ranked 94th. It is regarded as being on the bottom end of the world's Passport Rankings. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Lao passport holders in only 49 countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, and Kenya. A Lao passport holder is required to obtain a visa for 180 places before traveling. Because of the high visa requirement, the mobility score is poor. Lao citizens must apply for a visa in advance for key destinations such as the United States and the European Union. Documents such as proof of funds and a return airline ticket are required for visa applicants.

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Laos Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Laos passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Laos passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Laos passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 20 visa-free countries for Laos passport holders, 28 visa-on-arrival countries for Laos passport holders, and 1 eTA destination. Laos passport holders can access a total of 49 countries without a visa, by visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, Laos' passport is currently ranked 94th in the world. Apart from the visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries in Laos, there are 180 more countries where Laos passport holders will require a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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