The eVisa and visa on arrival service has been suspended at all international entry points for a period of 30 days from 19 March.
The number of international flights out of Laos is reducing rapidly, and the borders with Thailand have closed.
From 19 March, the Government has closed schools, bars, entertainment venues and banned public gatherings for 30 days. Follow the advice of local authorities, and stay up to date as the situation develops.
A tropical storm that formed in the South China Sea this week is expected to strengthen to a category 2 cyclone in the coming days and impact northern Vietnam and Laos by late on Friday 15 September, 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.
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.
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