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Laos

Laos

Government partners with Amazing Lao Sole Co., Ltd to create tourism consulting company.
Lockdown Status
Open
Inbound Travel
Partial
Outbound Travel
Partial
Confirmed
39
Deaths
0
Active
15
5 Day Rolling Ave
+0
Source: John Hopkins University via COVID19 API (2020-11-29)

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. 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 are now permitted to reopen. Social gatherings permitted.

Travel Restrictions

International scheduled flights are suspended. Fast-track immigration started with China on 1 Nov.

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

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

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