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Laos - See Shipping Restrictions

Posted on Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Shipping to Laos presents shippers with a challenge. Although the USPS website lists few restrictions, senders are requested to obtain permission from the government before any merchandise is sent to Laos. The Laotian authorities must approve items for importation into the country.


There are fewer than 30 post offices open in the country. The post offices are listed below.
for Mailing – Laos

Prohibitions (130)
• Coins
• Banknotes
• currency notes (paper money)
• securities of any kind payable to bearer
• traveler's checks
• platinum
• gold
• silver (manufactured or not
• precious stones
• jewelry
• other valuable articles.
• Perishable infectious biological substances
• Perishable noninfectious biological substances
• Radioactive materials

Observations
The following are the only post offices in operation:
Attapeu
Houeisai
Khammouane
Luangnamtha
Luangprabang
Oudomxay
Paksane
Paksé
Phonehong
Phongsaly
Samneua
Saravane
Savannakhet
Sayaboury
Sékong
Vientiane
Xiengkhouang

A few facts about the country of Laos
1. In December 1975, the official name of Laos was changed to: “Lao People’s Democratic Republic”. For some inexplicable reason, the country is still referred to as Laos.
2. Laotians have a three day long New Year celebration. It is held April 13 to 15..
3.Laos has been named “World’s Most Bombed Country.” Over 2 billion tons of bombs were dropped in Laos during the Vietnam War.
4. The highest point in Laos, the Phou Bia. It is not open to tourists because it is filled with unexploded ammunition.
5. Laos’ largest agricultural export is coffee.
6. A eighty percent 80% of Laotian work is in agriculture.

 

 

If you have questions about shipping to Laos or international shipping to other countries, please feel free to contact us. We have compiled a partial list of the countries where we offer international shipping service.

 

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