On the evenings of 15, 17 and 18 November, shootings took place in Xaisomboun town, in Xaisomboun Province. See Local travel

On 13 November, a Lao Skyways plane came off the runway after landing at Vientiane-Wattay Airport. No passengers were injured.

Unexploded ordnance in rural areas is an ongoing danger. Take care when travelling around Laos. See Local travel

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Carry an ID document or passport at all times. You will be heavily fined if you don’t present ID on request.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.