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General Information

The official language of Laos is Lao.

The national currency of Laos is Kip (₭) (LAK).

1 LAK equals  .
equals  LAK.

Location

Laos

The distance from to Laos is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Laos. Exercise normal precautions in Laos. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

Dial 191 to call the police in Laos.

LGBT

Laos has a score of -1 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Laos ranks #83 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Laos.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Laos should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Laos:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Laos to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Laos differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Laos, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type E
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between Laos and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat November 09 54–81°F  /  12–27°C 67% 2%
Sun November 10 55–83°F  /  13–28°C 66% 4%
Mon November 11 53–86°F  /  12–30°C 63% 4%
Tue November 12 55–88°F  /  13–31°C 68% 5%
Wed November 13 61–86°F  /  16–30°C 72% 21%
Thu November 14 61–76°F  /  16–24°C 74% 30%
Fri November 15 58–83°F  /  15–28°C 72% 8%
Sat November 16 59–85°F  /  15–30°C 72% 4%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:13 am and sets at 05:30 pm. This equates to 11.3 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Laos, it is in . When the sun sets in Laos, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in Laos.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Laos.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 LAK in Laos.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 10.26 LAK.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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