When to goWithout hesitation, choose the dry season between November and March.
Entry requirementsUK nationals are required to have a passport that is valid for 6 months after their date of entry into Laos. A visa is compulsory and visa conditions change regularly.
Health adviseNo obligatory vaccinations are necessary, but we recommend those against typhoid and hepatitis A.
Airline ticketsIt all depends on the airline, season and date of purchase, but a return ticket normally costs between £550 and £750.
Time difference+6 hr in summer and +7 hr in winter. When it is 12 p.m. in London, it is 6 p.m. in Vientiane in summer and 7 p.m. in Luang Prabang in winter.
LanguageLao is the official language. During your trip in Laos you will soon discover that almost everyone speaks English.
Lao Embassy in London
49 Porchester Terrace
W2 3TS London
Tel: 020 7402 3770
British Embassy in Laos
Rue J. Nehru, Phonexay,
Saysettha District, Vientiane
Tel: +856 (0)30 770 0000
Phone and internet connection
Country Code +856
Wi-Fi internet is available in hotels and some bars of large cities and tourist sites.