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Bringing Pets to Laos

Pets entering Laos must have had anti-rabies vaccinations and be accompanied by certificates of good health. These vaccinations are important for pets brought to Vientiane and should be repeated promptly at required intervals. Vaccines for re-vaccinations can be obtained in Bangkok.

If pets are brought into Laos, measures should be taken to isolate them from contact with local animals. Local veterinary services are limited, and few vaccines or medications are available.

All pets should be fully immunised against distemper, hepatitis leptospirosis, and rabies before arrival. Evidence that an animal was imported into Laos must be produced before the Lao authorities will permit it to be exported.

Pets should be carried on board the aircraft as carry-on baggage, if possible, both when arriving in Bangkok and Vientiane. This way they can be cleared through customs faster and need not be separated for any time from the owners. In transiting Bangkok with pets, you should be aware that the only hotel that currently allows animals is the New Imperial Hotel or its annex, the City Inn.





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