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United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland

Laos does not have an embassy in either the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Travellers requiring consular assistance should contact the Laos embassy in Paris – 74 av. Raymond Poincaré - 75116 Paris - t + 33 (0)1 45 53 02 98 - http://pagesperso-orange.fr/laoparis

Time difference

There is a 6-hour time difference between Laos and the UK and Ireland in summer and a 7-hour time difference in winter. When it is 12 noon in Vientiane, it is 6am in London and Dublin in summer and 5am in winter.


A passport valid for 6 months after departure from the country. 30-day renewable visas can be obtained prior to departure or upon arrival.


Recommended vaccinations: DT Polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and B and in some places Japanese encephalitis.

Anti-malaria medication is strongly advised.

Travel insurance is advisable (often included in the holiday price or automatically provided by some bank cards).


www.fco.gov.uk - www.dfa.ie - For travel advice issued by government bodies.

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