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Are credit cards accepted in Laos?

Credit cards are not widely accepted in Laos. Credit cards will be accepted at major hotels in cities like Vientiane and Luang Prabang, but otherwise, cash is the dominant form of payment.

What vaccinations do I need before visiting Laos?

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Laos: Measles, Polio, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Chickenpox, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japenese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. There are some rules regarding Rabies vaccinations before a trip to Laos, so we recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information.

What is the standard voltage and plug type in Laos?

The standard voltage in Laos is 230V. There are four plug types in Laos: Types A, B, C and E.

Which holidays are celebrated in Laos?

These are the holidays celebrated in Laos:

  • Army Day
  • Children's Day
  • International Women's Day
  • Labor Day
  • Lao National Day
  • Lao New Year
  • New Year's