In Vientiane province, the police can be
reached at the emergency number 212520
(Immigration Office) or 212248, 212251,
212769 (National Tourism Authority of
In case of a medical
emergency the following institutions may
be able to assist. They all operate
up-to-date medical clinics.
International Medical clinic
Fa Ngum Road (next to Mahosot Hospital)
Tel: 214018, 214022, 214025
Friendship Hospital (150 beds)
Tel: 413302, 413303-6
Australian Embassy Clinic
J. Nehro St. (near the Australian
Tel: 020 511061, 020 511462, 413603
Sok Pa Luang Road (Close to the Swedish
Most hotels in Vientiane offer
international phone services. Otherwise
travelers can make international calls
at the central telephone office on
Setthathirat Road near Nam Phu circle.
The office is open from 8 a.m. till 10
p.m. every day. Fax and telex services
are also available.
When calling Laos from overseas, the
country code is 856. In Thailand, where
calls to Laos are rated as local ones,
the international access code is 007.