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Laos

Laos

Lockdown extended by 15 days to 20 May.
Lockdown Status
Restricted
Inbound Travel
Restricted
Outbound Travel
Partial
Confirmed
1,417
195 per million
7 Day Rolling Ave
+49 β–Ό
-26% vs prev week
Deaths
1
0.1 per million
Fully Vaccinated
83,273
1.14% of pop.
Source: Cases - John Hopkins University (2021-05-12). Vaccine - Government of Laos (2021-05-10). Retrieved from OurWorldInData.org

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Policy Summary

Lockdown Status

All provinces are under strict lockdown until 20 May. Interprovincial travel is banned, schools closed and residents only permitted to leave their homes for essential reasons.

Travel Restrictions

International scheduled and chartered flights are suspended. Fast-track immigration started with China on 1 Nov. All travellers entering the country must purchase travel insurance, wear health tracking device.

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

-2.5
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 2020 Update.

Tourism Arrivals Summary

International Tourism Arrivals

YoY % change
6.0

Jan'20
3.0

Feb

-52.0
Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan'21

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

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