There are no current travel warnings or alerts for Laos. For up-to-date information, check with your government travel advisory for travel advice.
A tropical storm which formed in the South China Sea this week is expected to strengthen to a categoy 2 cyclone in coming days and impact northern Vietnam and Laos by late on Friday September 15th, 2017.
Cyclone Doksuri is expected to make landfall around the Vietnamese coastal town of Vinh then head WNW into Laos, weakening in strength as it does. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain to the Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng regions of Laos.
If you are traveling in the affected regions you should follow all directions of police, emergency services and officials. If it is practicable you should call the World Nomads emergency assistance service.
Be aware that now this is a named cyclone it may not be possible to purchase travel insurance to cover this event. To discuss your coverage please contact us at World Nomads.
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So we can best assist you, please be ready with the following:
The absolutely best way to survive a hurricane is to avoid one. Get away from it, but if you make the decision to leave make that decision early. Do not leave it until the last minute because you may find yourself caught without proper shelter.
If you decide to stay and "ride it out" it is advisable to get to an authorized shelter. The locations of these will be broadcast, or locals will know where they are. If there is no shelter, prepare to "shelter in place" in an internal room without windows.
During the storm
After the storm
There may be cover for you if you purchased your policy prior to the storm or hurricane being declared. Check your policy or call our customer assistance teams if you are unsure.
Coverage may vary depending on your place of residence and the level of cover you have purchased, however GENERALLY the cover and benefits of Trip Cancellation or Trip Interruption may assist you. If regular carriage services to your destination have ceased for 24 hours or more (so you can't get there) you may be able to make a claim. Check with our customer assistance teams.
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