Current travel advisories for Laos

Last Update: Saturday, 24. August 2019 at 07:22

Travelling Laos is (relatively) safe.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 1.8 / 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: 2.1 / 5

Laos shares land borders with 5 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 2.1 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: China (2.3), Myanmar (2.3), Thailand (2.3), Cambodia with (2.0) and Vietnam with (1.7 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise normal safety and security precautions elsewhere in Laos.

Danger level: 0

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New Zealand government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

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.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid non-essential travel / High Risk.

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise normal precautions in Laos. 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 Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 1

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Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/laos/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Normal precautions

Danger level: 1

Normal precautions.

Canadian government

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

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet -

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Finnish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Iaktta särskild försiktighet

Reisewarnstufe: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Laos against all but essential travel to the province of Xaisomboun due to the tense security situation and random shooting incidents. 

Danger level: 3

Avoid all but essential travel to certain areas.

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.


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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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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel 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 if a first indicator.