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South Africa visa requirements for Laos citizens

Do Laos citizens need a visa for South Africa?

Laos citizens must obtain a visa before entry into South Africa. Reach South Africa embassy or consulate for the instructions how to apply the visa.

Updated: 06/14/2024.

Entry requirements

visa required

Purpose of travel


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Passport validity for travel to South Africa

Passport must be valid for 30 days on leaving destination.

Is it safe to travel to South Africa?

South Africa has a current risk level of 3.40 (out of 5). We advise to use some caution when travelling to South Africa. The safety index is based on travel advisories from independent 7 sources.

Safety index is provided by 06/10/2024.

South Africa customs rules

Duty-free allowance

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. All of the following:

  • 2 litres of wine;
  • 1 litre of any other alcohol.

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. All of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 20 cigars;
  • 250 grams of tobacco.

Cash limit

  • Funds of R25,000 and over must be declared.


  • 50mL perfume; and
  • 250mL eau de toilette.

Other Goods

  • Personal goods, such as clothing and toiletries.
  • Other non-commercial goods not exceeding R5,000 in value.
  • Three months' worth of medicine for personal use, accompanied by a prescription.

Note: Passengers importing expensive items for their stay may be asked to leave a refundable deposit with the customs officers.

Find more information on the customs regulations of South Africa page.

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