Laos Travel Advice: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Laos
- We advise you to exercise caution and monitor developments that might affect your safety in Laos because of the risk of civil unrest and criminal activity.
- We recommend you reconsider your need to travel in Xaisomboun district, east of Vang Vieng, because of the risk of attacks by bandits.
- Pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed human deaths from avian influenza in Laos.