Vaccinations for Laos: which ones do you need?

If you are planning a trip to Laos, it is wise to properly prepare. Our KLM Health Services health experts gladly provide travel advice and are happy to tell you what vaccinations you may require. Which specific vaccinations you need for your trip to Laos, depends on the places you plan to visit and on the duration of your stay in this gorgeous country.

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.

Chikungunya

In this country Chikungunya is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

Dengue

In this country dengue fever is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

DTP

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Japanese Encephalitis

In this country Japanese encephalitis is (possibly) prevalent. Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

MMR

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Schistosomiasis

In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Typhoid fever

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Zika virus

In this country Zika virus is prevalent. A good protection against mosquito bites in the daytime is necessary.

A healthy trip to Laos? Prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Laos as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Laos? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Laos vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Laos? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 (€1,00 per call) or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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