Posted by Megan Woodfine on 28 March 2017


Laos is in south east Asia bordered by Thailand to the West and Vietnam to the East. Its capital city is Vientiane. Laos has a tropical monsoon wet season which is May - October and a dry season November – April. The capital city is situated on the banks of the Mekong River.

Vientiane has been described as the quietest capital city in Asia. You can enjoy relaxing sunset dinners on the banks of the Mekong River, or travel out of the capital to Buddha Park, home to a collection of massive ferro-concrete sculptures. Wat Sisaket is the oldest wat in Vientiane. It was constructed in 1818 and is where Lao lords and nobles swore an oath of loyalty to the King.

If you are planning to trek through the rice growing lands surrounding the capital, or through the mountains in the north, you will need to seek advice on Japanese Encephalitis form one of our clinicians.

All travellers need to of had a Polio vaccination within the last 12 months and show proof when entering the country. This is due to several cases being reported within the last 3 years. Travellers will also need to seek advice on anti-malaria tablets as, the risk level varies depending on the area(s) you are visiting.

If you are planning your trip during the dry season it is recommended to have the Flu vaccination. Other vaccinations required for all travellers are Hepatitis A, D.T.P and Typhoid. For higher risk travellers, it is recommended to have Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, and Rabies. 

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