Laos is located in Southeast Asia and has a tropical climate that is strongly influenced by the differences in altitude and the rainy seasons. From May to September, the southwest monsoon brings along a lot of rainfall. Therefore, the best time to visit Laos is between November and April when there is little rain and temperatures are lower. In fact, in some parts of the country it may even be a bit chilly. Laos is nestled in the green jungle and wedged between Thailand, Vietnam and China. There is much to see and do in Laos. The country is not without reason highly popular among backpackers and other adventurers. How about hiking along thundering waterfalls, vast rice fields and the mighty Mekong River? Or do you prefer a visit to the historic temples of Luang Prabang? Regardless of your holiday plans, it is important to protect yourself well against various infectious diseases and mosquitoes. Both malaria and dengue occur in Laos. Our KLM Health Services nurses are happy to tell you which vaccinations you require for Laos and how to prepare for your trip to this wonderful haven. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Laos vaccinations: the most common risks
Vaccines can make you resistant to various (tropical) diseases that occur in Laos. Below you can read which health risks and diseases are most common in Laos. You can see at a glance which specific vaccinations are required and what other precautions you can take to travel in good health.