Vaccinations Laos

Prior to visiting Laos various vaccinations are advised. Southern Laos is a malaria area, mainly in wet season. It's best to ask your own doctor. If you want to get an indication, please visit

Doctors in Laos

In Laos, the medical facilities are at a basic level and certainly not at Western standards. Arrange a good travel health insurance before you leave. If you really have an issue, there is a big chance that you have to be transported to Bangkok.  It is advisable to carry some basic medicines with you (to treat diarrhea, ORS, etc) – certainly in remote areas there is not much medical care available.
Use insect repellent with 30-50% DEET, especially in water and forested areas. There are areas with a risk of malaria.

If you unexpectedly need a doctor on site, preferably go to a private clinic because of the hygienic standards.

  • Australian Embassy Clinic
           Thadeua Road, km 4
           tel: +856 (0) 21353840
           Clinic Hours: 8.30-12.30 and 13.30-17.00 Monday to Friday.

           Citizens from other countries can use the clinic, but Australian Citizens will have preference.           
  • Centre médical français "Simuang" (French)
           Boulevard Kouvieng
           Ban Simuang
           tel: +856 (0) 21 21 41 50
           Clinic Hours: 8.30-12.00 and 13.30-19.00 Monday to Friday

           This clinic is mainly for French citizens, but other nationalities are also welcome
  •  Alliance International Medical Centre (Thai Alliance)
          Honda Complex, Souphanuvong Road
          Ban Wattayyaithong
          Sikhottabong district
          tel: +856 (0) 21-513095

Luang Prabang
In Luang Prabang is no provision to Western standards. In case of emergency the best place is probably 'Chinese Hospital'.