Health

Emergency telephone numbers
Vaccines
Compulsory vaccinations: yellow fever if travelling from an infected area
Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, typhoid, Japanese Bencephalitis, typhoid fever, rabbies
Health risks

Dengue fever, chikungunya, malaria, Japanese Bencephalitis

Quality of public medical facilities
Poor
Tap water
Do not drink

Practical information

Capital
Vientiane
Major towns and cities
Luang Prabang, Savannakhet, Paksé
Official languages
Lao
GDP
USD 9.4 billion
Population
6.6 million
Area
236 800 km²
Currency

Lao Kip (LAK)

Time zone
UTC +7
Country code
+856 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Vientiane, Luang Pranbang, Paksé

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays
December 2nd: National Day 
Various "Boun" festivals all year long
Climate
Tropical
Best time to visit
Between November and March
Best places to visit
Luang Prabang
Vientiane
Vieng Xai Caves
Boloven Plateau
Luang Namtha 

Partenaires

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