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Laos

Laos

A new tourism promotional campaign, “Lao visit Laos”, is rolled out to the domestic market.
Lockdown Status
Open
Inbound Travel
Restricted
Outbound Travel
Restricted
Confirmed
19
Deaths
0
Active
19
5 Day Rolling Ave
+0
Source: John Hopkins University via COVID19 API (2020-07-08)

Latest Travel Industry News

Policy Summary

Lockdown Status

Businesses are allowed to reopen from 18 May, and transport and interprovince movement is allowed again. Schools reopened from 18 May in phases. Indoor and outdoor sporting activities are allowed to take place. From 2 Jun, night markets, restaurants and cinemas to be reopened. Entertainment venues such as karaoke, will remain closed, but casinos may open. Social gatherings and sports competitions permitted.

Travel Restrictions

International flights are suspended. (IATA).

Containment Policies Timeline

How to read this graph
International Travel Restrictions
  • 0 - no restrictions
  • 1 - screening arrivals
  • 2 - quarantine arrivals from some or all regions
  • 3 - ban arrivals from some regions
  • 4 - ban on all regions or total border closure
Internal Movement Restrictions
  • 0 - no restrictions
  • 1 - recommend not to travel between regions/cities
  • 2 - internal movement restrictions in place
Stay At Home Requirements
  • 0 - no measures
  • 1 - recommend not leaving house
  • 2 - require not leaving house with exceptions for daily exercise, grocery shopping, and 'essential' trips
  • 3 - require not leaving house with minimal exceptions (eg allowed to leave once a week, or only one person can leave at a time, etc)
School Closures
  • 0 - no measures
  • 1 - recommend closing
  • 2 - require closing (only some levels or categories, eg just high school, or just public schools)
  • 3 - require closing all levels

Economy Summary

Fiscal support for the tourism industry

  • Tax deferral for 3 months from Apr (3 Apr)

GDP Growth Rate

% per year
6.2

2018
5.0

2019

-0.5
2020
forecast
4.5

2021
forecast

Inflation Rate

% per year
2.0

2018
3.3

2019
5.5

2020
forecast
5.0

2021
forecast
Source: Asian Development Bank. Asian Development Outlook (April 2020).

Tourism Arrivals Summary

International Tourism Arrivals

YoY % change
6.0

Jan
3.0

Feb

-52.0
Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

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