Laos reopens local border gates to facilitate business ASEAN

Laos reopens local border gates to facilitate business

The Lao Government is temporarily reopening some local and customary border crossings in a bid to revive the economy and minimise the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the English-language newspaper of Laos, Vientiane Times, reported on October 26.
Pandemic severely impacted Lao tourism: ADB World

Pandemic severely impacted Lao tourism: ADB

Though Laos largely avoided any severe health impacts from COVID-19, the pandemic’s effect on its economy, especially the tourism sector, is forecast to be devastating, according to the Vientiane Times.
Inbound flights schedules detailed Business

Inbound flights schedules detailed

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has submitted detailed plans for flight schedules and requirements for airlines to bring foreign passengers into Vietnam, waiting for the Ministry of Transport’s approval.
Laos’ GDP forecast to contract by 2.5 percent: ADB World

Laos’ GDP forecast to contract by 2.5 percent: ADB

Economic expansion of Laos is forecast to contract this year for the first time since 1980s due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the economy will recover in 2021, according to the Asian Development (ADB)’s recent report.