The Southeast Asian nation of Laos offers much to discover for intrepid travellers; when planning to holiday here, there are some vital things to keep in mind including for a post-COVID-19 holiday.
Be Ready for the New Normal
When travelling to and around Laos be it for stays at Vientiane hostels or Luang Prabang hotels, make sure to always wear a face mask (bring more than one) and maintain social distancing. Additionally, wash your hands with soap regularly and have effective hand sanitiser and sanitising wipes to use when out and about.
Find “Safe” Accommodation
It is also important to find accommodation that keeps to local as well as international health and hygiene guidelines when it comes to COVID-19. Examples include properties like Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel that have stringent protocols including the use of copper protection materials, ultraviolet C sterilisation and HEPA-grade air purifiers.
Don’t Consume Unboiled Water
When enjoying the many things to do in Laos, do keep in mind to avoid drinking unboiled water; this includes being wary of ice cubes or crushed ice used for drinks at street stalls or more remote locations. When travelling, it is better to stick with mineral water bottles or filtered water.
Travel Insurance & First Aid Kit
It is worth considering if to get travel insurance in case of emergencies; it should ideally cover COVID-19-related medical costs including hospitalisation. Additionally, pack a mini first aid kit with any prescription drugs as well as anti-diarrheal and anti-nausea meds, plasters, paracetamol and oral rehydration sachets.