Asia Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Online Flight Attendant and Pilot Training Courses
  2. 2 Santa Maria Travels and Inle Lake
  3. 3 Trip Report Nywoman single older woman goes to Japan
  4. 4 Something out of the ordinary to do in Thailand
  5. 5 India in March and April??
  6. 6 Real Experiences and Travel Agency in Southeast Asia to choose
  7. 7 Japan- National Holiday
  8. 8 7 days in Ho Chi Minh City
  9. 9 Many Questions for 1st Japan Trip
  10. 10 Passport
  11. 11 Trip Report Our trip to the Republic of Georgia
  12. 12 Visiting a Country in Mourning
  13. 13 "China Eastern Airline" is it really bad??
  14. 14 Tips for Others Planning to Visit Japan
  15. 15 Siem reap to Sihanoukville flight
  16. 16 How would you spend your last few days in Thailand.
  17. 17 Are knitting needles allowed on ANA?
  18. 18 Itinerary help - Thailand 9D8N in Nov'16
  19. 19 Amakusa island help
  20. 20 Month in Cambodia and Laos - January 2017
  21. 21 Weekend Breaks from Singapore
  22. 22 Questions re use of Japan Rail Pass and Kyoto itinerary
  23. 23 Cheapest way to Vietnam, Cambodia or Thailand.
  24. 24 Japan Itinerary
  25. 25 Complete Asia Newbie - Phnom Penh Itinerary Ideas - Two Weeks
View next 25 » Back to the top

Malaria Pills Necessary Thailand / Laos

Jump to last reply

I've read the info on the CDC (US), WHO, and NHS (UK) websites on malaria. Thank you Kathie for the link to NHS.UK -- you are right--best interactive map on the web.
I’m trying to decide whether malaria prophylaxis is really necessary because all of the areas we are going to are heavily visited, we are staying in 5-star hotels which will have air conditioning & screen windows, and we are leaving in a week so I presume it will still be the dry season.

My questions center around:
• We will be taking a day trip from Bangkok to the Tiger Temple and Elephant Camp with Tours by Tong (I know this is controversial--but my daughter and sister really want to do it). The NHS/UK states no precaution necessary in the River Quai bridge area. Does anyone know if that covers the the areas around Kanchanaburi like these two tourist draws?
• We will be in Luang Prabang for 3 nights then drive to Vang Vieng for 1 night. The websites all say that malaria is present in Laos except of Vientiane. I’m wondering if there’s really a risk to these heavily visited areas – does anyone know?
• The NHS/UK states no precaution necessary for Pattay and Phuket, the islands of Ko Samui and Ko Chang. We are going to be staying in Ko(h) Lanta and Krabi. It seems that these areas should be included in the no precautions necessary area. Does anyone have any information on this?


26 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.