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International Driving License Laos

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IDP is essential when driving abroad

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International Driving Permit (IDP), regulated by the United Nations, certifies that you are the holder of a valid driver's license in your country of origin.

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Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world.

How to get your IDP


Fill in the forms

Have your driver’s license and delivery address handy


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Upload pictures of your driver's license


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Wait for confirmation and you’re ready to go!

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Driving Rules in Laos

Explore Laos and see its special Buddhist temples. The simplest method to tour this country is by handling your own vehicle. Remember these Laos driving rules before you set off. 

Important Reminders:

  • Drive on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must for ALL passengers.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
  • You are not allowed to drink and drive in Laos.
  • The speed limit is 30 km/h in urban areas and 50 km/h in rural roads.
  • Be sure to rent a four-wheel drive vehicle.
  • Heavy traffic is expected, especially in the capital.
  • Keep your eyes on the road as the conditions may be difficult for tourist.

Driving in the Winter

Laos does not have winter. However, avoid travelling during rainy season from June to October. Plan your trip accordingly and you are good to go.

Enjoy your stay and safe travels

Do I need International driving permit in Laos?

Although it is not required for every tourist who intends to drive in the country to have one, it is highly recommended by most tourists that have visited there.

What does "Idp" stand for?

An IDP stands for an International Driver’s Permit. It is a document that supports your valid driver’s license by translating its content into 12 widely used languages worldwide.

The information that should be included in translating is the driver information, contact information, etc.

How to get international driver’s license for Laos?

A little heads up, the proper term used for an international driver’s license is an International Driving Permit. According to international standards as per the United Nations, the IDP allows visiting tourists to drive in the country using a rented motor vehicle

Our IDP is recognized in 165+ countries worldwide including the following:

  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • Netherlands
  • South Africa

5 Surprising Facts About Laos that You Should Know

  1. Paddy production or organic rice production in Laos is a main activity.
  2. Their local cuisine is similar to Thai and Vietnamese food which composes of glutinous rice.
  3. The Lao people consume more glutinous rice in the world.
  4. The best quality jasmine rice is produced in Laos along with Cambodia.
  5. There are only 88,000 residents in Champasak, a town in Pakse of Laos.

Ready to check if an IDP is accepted in your destination?

Use the form and find out in seconds whether you need an international permit. Documents vary, based on the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic.

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