Current travel advisories for Laos

Last Update: Monday, 15. August 2022 at 08:10

We advice caution when travelling to Laos.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3 / 5

Laos is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia) with around 7 million citizens and a land mass of 236,800 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.3 / 5

Laos shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Myanmar (4.6), China (3.5), Cambodia (3.0), Thailand with (2.7) and Vietnam with (2.7 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

Quelle: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/laos

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel to Xaisomboun Province due to the potential of violent incidents, and the Attapeu Province where recovery efforts are ongoing since recent flooding of the hydroelectric dam. Travel to certain parts of the Xaisomboun Province requires a permit from Lao authorities. There has been a number of violent incidents in the Xaisomboun Province in recent years, including shooting attacks and the detonation of improvised explosive devices. These have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries, including of civilians.

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

US American government

Quelle: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/laos-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information. Exercise increased caution to Laos due to civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Xaisomboun Province due to civil unrest. Exercise increased caution in: Remote areas along the border with Burma due to crime. Areas of Savannakhet, Xieng Khouang, Saravane, Khammouane, Sekong, Champassak, Houaphan, Attapeu, Luang Prabang, and Vientiane provinces, as well as along Route 7 (from Route 13 to the Vietnam border), Route 9 (Savannakhet to the Vietnam border), and Route 20 (Pakse to Saravane) due to unexploded bombs. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Laos. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Laos has an unknown  level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

Quelle: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/laos

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/LA

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det allmänna säkerhetsläget är gott. Var försiktig i trafiken. Bekanta dig med säkerhetsarrangemangen på kryssningsfartyg. Följ väderprognoser och förbered dig på omväxlande väder.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 7 million
Covering landmass
236,800 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Kip (LAK)
ISO 2-Letter Code
LA
Phone prefix
+856
Top Level Domain
.la
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Laos (extern)

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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Laos.

Is Laos safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Laos. The risk index is at 3 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Laos?

We currently know of 5 countries having issued advisories for Laos.

What countries does Laos share land borders with?

Laos shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Myanmar (4.6), China (3.5), Cambodia (3.0), Thailand with (2.7) and Vietnam with (2.7 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!