10 Steps To Laos Tourism Of Your Dreams
It is recommended that travellers access medical services across the border in Thailand. Medical facilities in Laos are extremely basic and food is not supplied to patients.
The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health pages also provide useful information for travellers on staying healthy. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel.
It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. Penalties for failing to register a relationship include fines and imprisonment. Whether in Laos or in a third country, permission for marriage or engagement to a Lao citizen must be granted by the Lao authorities - both individuals must seek permission.
Non-marital sexual relationships and co-habitation between Lao citizens and foreigners are not permitted under Lao law. Failure to provide identification when requested may result in fines or detention. Police undertake frequent checks of motorists in towns and have checkpoints in rural areas.
It is a requirement to carry identification at all times. Failure to do so may result in a fine or arrest/detention. Contact provincial or district authorities about where and when curfews may be enforced, exercise caution and follow instructions.
Authorities may strictly enforce curfews in some provinces. Curfews may be enforced and can include roadblocks, spot roadside checks and occasional raids on premises. Avoid protests or demonstrations and follow the instructions of local authorities.
Reconsider your need to travel your need to travel in Xaisomboun province, east of Vang Vieng, due to the potential for attacks since November 2015, there has been an increase in shooting incidents and the detonation of improvised explosive devices in Xaisomboun Province resulting in a number of deaths and injuries, including of civilians. In the lead up to local festivals, such as Lao New Year in April, there is a significant increase in theft and violent crime. Petty crime, including bag snatching by thieves on motorcycles and theft from guest houses, occurs frequently, especially in tourist areas.
According to the report, Laos remains a favorite tourist destination for many people of neighboring countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Still, if plans come to fruition, Keomanixai sees more positives than negatives. Mapping and a clear understanding of the cave’s ecosystem are also required to move the project forward.
Under review are walkways and steps to improve safety and prevent damage to the natural cave floor. Mr. Seng and another village guide will lead the cave tours, but there is still so much more to consider,\” he said. A boulder from the cave entrance has already been removed to improve visitor access and safety.
While tourism has become an increasingly important component of Laos thing to do’ development policy, enabling poverty reduction in many rural communities, Keomanixai said Khoun Keo will not open until 2017 or 2018.