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Vientiane Travel warnings

River Tubing in Laos

(In January 2012  an Australian man died following an incident while tubing at Vang Vieng. Reports say Lee Hudswell fell "awkwardly" from a riverside bar zip line and received head injuries from which he nev

Is It Safe To Fly In Laos?

Happy Landings? On the Lao Airlines website a promo says “Fly with Lao Airlines for your travel Experience” and the word “experience” is highlighted and in bold. Who wants air travel to be an “experience”

Plain of Jars - Danger UXB!

The oddly named Plain of Jars in far north-eastern Laos is a sight not to be missed, but danger lurks here. Across a wide flat plain are spread hundreds of cauldron sized containers hewn from stone. The biggest is ove

Plain of Jars - Danger UXB!

The oddly named Plain of Jars in far north-eastern Laos is a sight not to be missed, but danger lurks here. Across a wide flat plain are spread hundreds of cauldron sized containers hewn from stone. The biggest is ove

Recommended vaccinations for Vientiane

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

    Malaria in Laos

    Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further.

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