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Area: 236,800 sq km
Capital: Vientiane
Population: 6,500,000 inhabitants (2012)

Travel advice
Current status: exercise vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, November and December are the best months to travel to Laos. This avoids the rainy season and the hottest months.

Lao (Lao) is the official language in Laos.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months when leaving Laos.
A visa is required. You can apply online or in person at the Embassy of Laos in Brussels.

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch Embassy in Thailand (also Laos): .
Dutch consulate in Laos: .
Embassy of Laos in Belgium (also Netherlands) .

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit Laos is recommended thatget  one or more vaccinations.

In Laos (except Vientiane) is malaria.

Money and Money
In Laos is paid with the Lao Kip (LAK).

Traffic and route
In Laos you have to drive on the right side of the road.

In Laos, in some cases you need a plug adapter.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Laos available on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Laos available at Abyznewslinks .

Websites from Laos ending in .la.
Official website of Laos: .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Laos.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Laos.

An overview of all the holidays in Laos available at .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Laos can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Laos can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.