Credit cards are not widely accepted in Laos. Credit cards will be accepted at major hotels in cities like Vientiane and Luang Prabang, but otherwise, cash is the dominant form of payment.
The standard voltage in Laos is 230V. There are four plug types in Laos: Types A, B, C and E.
It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Laos: Measles, Polio, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Chickenpox, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japenese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. There are some rules regarding Rabies vaccinations before a trip to Laos, so we recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information.
These are the holidays celebrated in Laos: