Economy Measure Code Measure Currency Code Amount (Local) Amount (USD) Source Details
Afghanistan 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AFN IMF. (accessed 9 July 2020)

(i) Screening at ports of entry, quarantine for infected people, and closure of public places for gathering; (ii) Quarantine for infected people; (iii) Closure of public places for gathering; (iv) Social distancing measures, including a three-week lockdown of Kabul (March 28) and Ghazni (April 1) and restricting daily movements to those deemed essentiall (v) Extended the border closures until April 9; (vi) Social distancing measures have included 20 provinces, including Kabul and some other cities, instituting lockdown measures, extended for two weeks on April 12; (vii) Social distancing measures have been extended for 3 weeks on April 17; (viii) Both Houses of Afghanistan’s parliament were put on lockdown on April 29 until end of the national lockdown; (ix) The government also released over 5,300 prisoners to reduce the risk of mass infections in penitentiaries; (x) Schools and universities will remain closed until September; (xi) By end-June, the authorities announced the resumption of domestic and international flights and exports to Europe via the air corridors.

Arab Republic of Egypt 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EGP IMF. (accessed 1 October 2020).

(i) April 28, A Presidential decree published in the Official Gazette declared the state of emergency across the country for three months; (ii) The authorities have taken a host of precautionary measures to improve testing as well as to limit the community spread of the virus, including (a) setting up testing centers, (b) imposing a nighttime curfew, (c) temporarily closing places of worship, (d) temporarily halting all air travel, (e) encouraging civil servants to work from home in non-essential sectors, (f) closing all malls, gyms, sporting clubs, in-dining restaurants and cafes; (iii) Authorities have also suspended the export of all types of legumes for a period of 3 months and plan to start increasing strategic food reserves to meet domestic deman; (iv) Egypt’s Health Ministry released a 3-stage plan outlining required procedures in preparation for the gradual easing of restrictions within the country; (v) Starting July 2020, there will be a gradual re-opening of the economy – air travel will resume, restaurants and cafes will open with 25 percent capacity, stores will close at 9 pm while restaurants and cafes will close at 10 pm, public parks and beaches will remain closed until further notice, public transportation will operate between 4 am and midnight, places of worship will be open for daily prayers but main prayers like Friday prayers and masses will not be allowed, cinemas, theaters, and entertainment venues will operate with 25 percent capacity; (vi) All parks and specialized gardens around Cairo will open to the public starting on August 26, 2020, with a maximum capacity of 50%. Starting September 21, funeral prayers and wedding ceremonies held in open-air venues have been allowed, for a maximum limit of 300 people.

Argentina 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures ARS IMF. (accessed 27 April 2020). Republic World. (accessed 16 October 2020).

(i) The country has adopted full closure of borders and a nation-wide quarantine, beginning on March 20 and lasting until at least April 26, including closed borders; (iii) October 11, schools and other education activities can be resumed, if certain epidemiological criteria are fulfilled. (ii) October 15, almost 8 months after lockdown, reopening of large shopping centers and the return of regular internal flights and public transport.

Armenia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AMD IMF. (accessed 10 June 2020). Asbarez. (accessed 17 September 2020)

No amount/estimate: The government declared a national state of emergency on March 16, and imposed strict containment measures, including school closures, travel bans on foreign citizens from high risk countries, and imposed fines to those who violate isolation orders during the state of emergency. As of September 11, this state of emergency has been lifted, with continuing regulations mandating the use of facial coverings in public places, strict enforcement of social distancing and hygiene protocols.

Australia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AUD Department of Health, Australian Government. (accessed on 05 May 2020); Government of Australia COVID19 official website. (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of Health. (accessed 22 July 2020); Department of Health. (accessed 30 July 2020); Prime Minister's Office. (accessed 19 October 2020); Government of Australia. (accessed 27 October 2020).

March: (i) Travel restrictions, screening travelers who arrive in Australia and ensuring they self-isolate on arrival, continuing with border surveillance; (ii Enforcing social distancing measures, testing people suspected of the disease, and isolating people with the virus and their close contacts; (iii) Increasing of health system capacity; (iv) Delivering support to Australians experiencing domestic, family, and sexual violence due to the fallout of coronavirus; (v) Putting limits on some prescription and over the counter medications, to make sure those who need them can access them; (vi) April 26, The COVIDSafe app is available for voluntary download to speed up contacting people exposed to coronavirus; (vii) May 8, The National Cabinet will consider the first phase of easing COVID-19 restrictions. Some states and territories have begun easing selected regional restrictions; (viii) July 14, State and territory governments have imposed a range of interstate travel restrictions, including the closure of certain state borders and 14-day quarantine period upon arrival of travellers; (ix) July 30, the government published guidance on wearing face masks; (x) October 16, The Australian Government is facilitating additional commercial flights from the United Kingdom, India, and South Africa to help more Australians return amid the unprecedented travel disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This arrangement will create the capacity for more than 5,000 Australians to return over the next six months [update]; (xi) October 23, National Cabinet agreed in-principle to the Framework for National Reopening, designed to reopen Australia to a state of ‘COVID Normal’, wherever it is safe to do so, by December 2020 while managing the health impacts and severity of COVID-19 [update].

Austria 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR IMF. (accessed 1 October 2020).

(i) The authorities have progressively tightened containment measures between mid-March and mid-April. Initially targeted to travel to and from Italy and self-quarantine for people with symptoms, the measures progressed to bans on large gathering in public spaces, replacing schools, and university classes with home learnings, and isolation of several ski resorts. By March 16, leaving home was banned by law with limited exceptions. For all judicial and administrative procedures, the clock was put on hold to avoid hardship due to missed deadlines. (ii) April 13, gradual re-opening of the economy has started, from small shops, construction and garden centers, while other stores and hairdressers were allowed to open at the beginning of May. By mid-May when religious services, outdoor sports, museums, libraries, and archives reopened, and the Bundesliga was allowed to restart. Open air markets and business premises are exempted from the mandate on mouth and nose protective masks since June 1. The re-opening process is expected to last through June though some steps were accelerated recently due to low infection rates, such as the reopening of the borders with Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary from June 5; (iii) June 15, the standing obligation for all persons to wear a face mask was limited to public transportation, pharmacies and services when a 1-meter distance cannot be maintained, or no other protective measures are available; (iv) June 16, travelling restrictions were lifted for most European countries; (v) July 24, pickup in the infection rate in some areas has prompted the authorities to tighten previously relaxed containment measures such as mandatory mask wearing in some areas. In September, this tightening extended to indoors and public institutions.

Azerbaijan 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AZN IMF. (accessed 24 July 2020); US Embassy in Azerbaijan. (accessed 15 July 2020).

(i) To contain the spread of COVID-19, the authorities have introduced a special quarantine regime (until June 15). It includes border closures, required quarantine of returning citizens, prohibition of mass gatherings, and restriction on domestic movements; (ii) The COVID-19 Operational Headquarters has been created under the Cabinet of Ministers, and working groups within various ministries and the CBA have been tasked with developing specific measures. These restrictions are being slowly relaxed starting May 4; (iii) July, Because of the increasing cases of infections, the government announced the decision to prolong a strict quarantine regime until July 20 and special quarantine regime until August 1 .

Bangladesh 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures BDT Ministry of Public Administration. (accsessed 29 June 2020). IMF. (accessed 1 May 2020). News on Air. (accessed 30 October 2020).

(i) March 23, The government declared a general holiday from March 26 to April 4, which has been extended until May 5: government offices, private offices, and courts will be closed, commercial banks will operate shorter hours; (ii) Individuals have been requested not to leave their homes except to collect daily necessities and emergency supplies, and to wear masks when outside; and (iii) A lockdown has been imposed on 75 hotspots in Dhaka where cases have been identified, and a curfew is in operation from 6pm to 6am; (iv) October 29, extends closure of educational institutions till Nov. 14. [update]

Belgium 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR IMF. (accessed 1 October 2020).

(i) The minority government-which has been granted enhanced executive powers-has implemented a range of measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, including school and retail shop closures, a ban on all gatherings, limiting movement to essential needs, ban of non-essential travel abroad; (ii) The government has announced a phased conditional on health outcomes. On this basis, manufacturing and business services sectors were reopened on May 4, to be followed by shops (May 11 and May 18). Schools will also start to gradually reopen from May 18. The reopening of other sectors and overseas travel will be assessed by June 8, while sporting events remain banned until July 31; (iii) June 11, Hospitality, cultural, and non-contact sports activities (without audience) as well as religious services were allowed to resume as of June 8. Domestic travel restrictions have been lifted; (iv) June 18, travel restrictions within the Schengen area have also been lifted; (v) July 23, Due to the recent rise in the number of new cases, the government decided to put the 5th phase of reopening on hold, imposed new preventive measures and further decentralized decision making regarding mask wearing to local authorities; (vi) August 20, the government decided to ease some restrictions, while keeping social distancing rules in place until at least end-September. For instance, shopping and events are now permitted; (vii) Schools, except universities, have fully reopened in September, with in-person classes.

Bhutan 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures BTN/INR IMF. (accessed 24 July 2020); PMO. (accessed 20 July 2020); Royal Government of Bhutan. (accessed 11 August 2020); Royal Government of Bhutan. (accessed 02 September 2020); Royal Government of Bhutan. (accessed 11 September 2020).

(i) Bhutan started imposing containment measures immediately after the first case was recorded on March 6, with restriction of entry of foreign tourists initially for two weeks but extended afterwards and closure of schools in three cities; (ii) March 22, Bhutan sealed off its land borders as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For non-Bhutanese, exits are allowed. Incoming non-Bhutanese are scrutinized and quarantined where applicable; (iii) March 27, More containment measures were imposed on public gatherings, travel (within and outside Bhutan), business and entertainment, games and sports and civil service, corporate, private, and other agencies. The quarantine period has been extended to April 21; (iv) Healthcare measures include setting up dedicated hospitals and quarantine centers; (v) June 19, Easing of restrictions, which will be done in phases, in schools, institutes, and colleges, except pre-primary levels, low risk businesses, sports, trainings and workshops, religious and social functions, parks and public spaces, and public transport; (vi) June 19, All government, corporate, and allied agencies are called to discontinue "work from home" starting June 22; (vii) August 11, Government announces nationwide lockdown. On September 1, The government announced a phased easing of lockdown restrictions between September 1 and 10. On September 10, the Government released new guidelines on the movement of individuals throughout the country.

Brazil 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures BRL KPMG. (accessed 29 April 2020).

(i) Several travel restrictions for individuals coming to Brazil (Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, and Suriname, Uruguay, the People’s Republic of China, the European Union member states, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland, Australia, Japan, and Malaysia); (ii) Brazil’s population has been advised to stay at home in self-isolation as much as possible; (iii) Businesses have largely adhered to this policy and have requested that their employees work remotely or take early vacation; (iv) No nationwide lockdown, but 23 of Brazil's 27 federative units (states) have imposed confinement measures; (v) Schools are not closed nationwide, but several states and municipalities have closed educational institutions. For example, in São Paulo, schools have been closed since 23/3.

Brunei Darussalam 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures BND IMF. (accessed 1 May 2020, 14 May 2020).

(i) The government is actively responding to the risks of the pandemic from spreading further by implementing a range of measures, including strict inbound and outbound travel restrictions and banning all mass gatherings, including weddings and sporting events; and (ii) The Ministry of Health (MOH) is also stepping up efforts to track close contacts of positive cases; (vi) MOH actively rolling out a contact tracing app (“BruHealth”) for residents to download before they are given the green light to visit public places.

Cambodia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures KHR IMF. (accessed 24 July 2020).

April: (i) The government has announced foreigners wishing to travel to Cambodia the need to obtain a visa at a Cambodian diplomatic mission abroad, a health certificate before departure, and sufficient travel insurance; (ii) Quarantine and self-isolation measures; (iii) Schools and casinos are closed and the government has banned public events with more than 50 participants; (iv) The Khmer New Year break has been cancelled; (v) May 20, The authorities have lifted the entry ban on citizens from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, and the US.

Canada 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures CAD International Monetary Fund. (accessed 10 June 2020).

(i) Travel restrictions; (ii) Social distancing measures; (iii) Declarations of states of emergency; (iv) Closures of non-essential businesses in some provinces; (v) Reopening the economy. On April 28, Prime Minister Trudeau released a joint statement with premiers across Canada on their shared public health approach to support restarting the economy; all provinces have begun to implement plans to reopen.

Cook Islands 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures NZD COVID-19 Cook Islands Response. (1 May 2020).

(i) April 16, Prime Minister, Hon. Henry Puna, declared the Cook Islands "a COVID-19 free zone", however the country remains in Code Yellow with relaxed restrictions; and (ii) Restrictions have been lifted for the following areas (a) schools are now open, (b) travel between the Pa Enua (Outer Islands) open, (c) churches are now open, (d) social gatherings are no longer limited to 10 people, (e) alcohol retail sales extended until 6pm, (f) non-contact sports may resume, and (g) restaurants & cafes may re-open. (iii) October 30, decided to lift the requirement for incoming travellers to spend 14 days in supervised quarantine on arrival. [update]

Denmark 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures DKK IMF. (accessed 12 April 2020). The Local Denmark. (accessed 21 May 2020). The Local Denmark. (accessed 8 September 2020)

(i) People returning from abroad are strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for two weeks. Borders have been closed and entry are only allowed for citizens and others with a critical reason to enter (e.g. work or visit sick family member). EU border restrictions apply as well. Borders remain fully open to transport of goods and capital flows. Air traffic is de facto shut down. All schools, childcare and education facilities were closed, but have gradually begun reopening as of May 20. Teaching continues through online distance learning platforms. The government has banned gatherings of more than 10 people (inside as well as outside), except in work places. Only food stores, pharmacies and stores allowing sufficient physical distance are allowed to remain open. All restaurants, bars and cultural premises as well personal services not allowing sufficient physical distance (e.g. hairdressers) are required to close; (ii) The authorities announced careful and gradual lift of some containment measures such as the opening of daycares, kindergartens and schools (up to 5th grade) by April 15 while others remain in place till May (e.g. no events with more than 10 people, closure of borders) and August (e.g. large gatherings). The gradual opening of the economy was extended to include additional health care sectors and liberal professions. The authorities adjusted the criteria for COVID-19 testing to enable a comprehensive testing of the population as part of the reopening strategy. As of October 8, all current restrictions will be in place until October 31. As of October 26, Denmark has reduced the maximum number of people who are allowed to gather in public from 50 to 10, subject to exemptions for essential activities, etc. This measure will be initially effective for 4 weeks. [update]

European Central Bank 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR
European Union 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR IMF. (accessed 29 April 2020).

Most European countries have taken several containment measures ranging from lockdowns and travel restrictions to school closures and bans on large gatherings. Measures that favor teleworking were also widely implemented. The European Commission presented guidelines for exit strategies and called for a common framework across member states. The criteria include: (i) sustained reduction and stabilization of new cases, (ii) sufficient health system capacity such as adequate hospital beds, pharmaceutical products, and equipment, and (iii) appropriate monitoring capacity to quickly detect and isolate infected individuals as well as to trace contacts. The Commission invited Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU until 15 June and presented further guidance on a gradual lifting of border restrictions .

Federated States of Micronesia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures USD IMF. (accessed 12 April 2020).

(i) The national and state governments have introduced travel restrictions; banning or requiring 14-day self-quarantine prior to entry into the Federated States of Micronesia; and restricting residents from traveling abroad; and (ii) The state of Chuuk closed schools.

Fiji 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures FJD IMF. (accessed 23 July 2020).

(i) The authorities have been proactive in their efforts to keep the virus out of Fiji by early imposition of travel restrictions; (ii) They reacted to the first confirmed case with a broad set of measures, including reinforced detection measures, restrictions on movements and gatherings, closures of schools and certain types of businesses (e.g. cinemas, gyms, etc.), a nationwide curfew and lockdowns of affected areas; and (iii) As the number of cases have remained constant since Mid-April, the authorities started relaxing containment and mitigation restrictions at the national level on April 26th; (iv) June 4, no new cases have been detected as of the past 30 days, and the last active case was cleared by authorities; (v) June 21, Phase 2 of Fiji’s COVID-safe Economic Recovery Plan leads to the gradual easing of some restrictions (e.g. national curfew, limitations on public gatherings) and the reopening of schools and certain recreational facilities under strict conditions. The reopening of the economy under Phase 2 has been tied up with the launch of CareFIJI, a contact-tracing mobile application; (vi) July 16, The repatriation of Fijian citizens in July led to a resurgence of border cases – all quarantined in government-designated facilities.

Finland 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR IMF. (1 May 2020); IMF. (acccessed 13 August 2020); IMF. (accessed 3 October 2020); (accessed 10 October 2020); IMF. (accessed 31 October 2020).

March 16, the government invoked the Emergency Powers Act, which was used to close borders, restrict domestic movements, and expand service obligations of essential health-, social services-, and security personnel. Restrictions to and from the region of Helsinki were lifted on April 14. On May 4, the government announced a plan to lift broad restrictions in favor of more targeted containment measures, including: on May 14, resumption of primary and lower secondary school and cross-border movement of essential traffic; on June 1, reopening of restaurants and public facilities and limits on public gatherings increased from 10 to 50 people; on July 31, resumption of public events with more than 500 people. Effective June 16, the government repealed the use of powers under the Emergency Powers Act, declaring that the country is no longer in a state of emergency. Barring any significant setbacks, the restrictions on gatherings will be lifted altogether on October 1. On June 23, the government announced the lifting of internal border control and restrictions on traffic between Finland and countries with similar incidence of COVID-19 with a limit value of 8 new cases per 100,000 persons in the previous 14 days. As of July 13, travel between Finland and non-EU countries on the ‘green list’ approved by the Council of the European Union will be permitted subject to restrictions which depend on the incidence of COVID-19. On August 13, the government adopted resolutions on recommendations for wearing face coverings and face masks, and for remote work. On August 18, the government reinstated travel restrictions on traffic between Finland and several countries based on their 14-day incidence rates. This is in addition to entry restrictions for three countries introduced on August 6. The government adopted on September 11 a decision to continue internal border checks and restrictions on border traffic, which entered into force on September 19 and will continue through October 18. The government also adopted a resolution on a hybrid strategy for cross-border traffic and travel which requires a rapid increase in cross-border testing capacity and analysis by 10,000 tests/day. This would allow a more flexible approach to border restrictions. On September 24, the government reintroduced travel restrictions between Finland and several Schengen area countries. The government has imposed new restrictions starting October 22 on the opening and licensing hours of food and beverage service businesses [update].

France 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR IMF. (accessed 21 May 2020); IMF. (accessed 3 October 2020); Politico EU. (accessed 15 October 2020); Politico EU. (accessed 31 October 2020).

The government has implemented a range of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including school closures, the ban of all non-essential outings and long-distance travel, and the introduction of night-time curfews in some cities. On May 11, France started to gradually ease the containment measures, beginning with the reopening of primary schools, shops, and industry, on a differentiated regional basis. Internal travel restrictions have also been relaxed and the use of masks is obligatory for public transport. As of May 11, France started to ease the containment measures, beginning with the reopening of primary schools, shops, and industry, on a differentiated regional basis. Most major domestic restrictions were lifted as of June 22. Internal and intra-European travel restrictions have also been lifted. In response to the recent uptick in infections, limits on large gatherings have been extended until the end of October, testing ramped up, and mask mandates tightened with the use of masks obligatory in most public spaces and indoor areas (including workplaces). A digital contact tracing application was launched by the government on June 2. In response to the recent uptick in infections, limits on large gatherings have been extended until the end of October, testing ramped up, and mask mandates tightened with the use of masks obligatory in most public spaces and indoor areas (including schools and workplaces). Selective regional restrictions have also been imposed in high-infection areas including Paris. October 14, announced a curfew in nine major urban centers starting 16 October as a new state of health emergency was declared to combat a second wave of coronavirus infections. A curfew will apply to the Paris region and eight major urban centers: Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Rouen, Montpellier, St Etienne and Toulouse. October 28, announced a national lockdown starting 30 October, with many businesses, including restaurants and bars, to be closed. Schools, public services and some factories will remain open [update].

Georgia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures GEL IMF. (accessed 17 September 2020); WTO. (accessed 30 July 2020).

(i) The government has declared a national state of emergency (lifted since May 22) and adopted containment measures, including social distancing, lock down of high-risk districts, closure of border crossing, travel ban for foreign visitors, quarantine for nationals returning to Georgia, closure of shops (other than groceries and gas stations) and schools. Georgian railways resumed June 15, with the passenger train routes: Tbilisi-Batumi, Tbilisi-Zugdidi, Tbilisi-Poti, Tbilisi-Ozurgeti, Tbilisi-Kutaisi. Georgian National Tourism Administration says local travelers are able to visit different parts of Georgia for tourism from today; re-opening of international tourism has been postponed to September, but with the requirement of holding valid PCR test results for all foreign arrivals; (ii) A mandatory curfew is now in place, requiring the population to remain indoors from 21:00 to 06:00; (iii) All individuals must carry an identity document when outside of their dwelling (on foot or otherwise). Stricter restrictions on movement are in place for individuals aged 70 and above; (iv) Other forms of economic activity, including tourism, has come to a standstill. As of May 5, construction, production of construction materials, carwash, computer and equipment repair shops, and parks will open; (v) Effective 3 April 2020 to 10 May 2020, Temporary export ban on diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, prepared diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a backing, etc.; (vi) Effective July 13, outdoor cultural events and indoor rehearsals are allowed. Public outdoor gatherings of less than 200 people is also allowed.

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(i) Contact ban for meetings of more than two individuals in public, with exemption for household members, have been decided on March 22 across the country, extended until at least May 4 on April 15. The Federal States of Bavaria, Saarland, and Saxony have introduced stricter lockdowns; (ii) Reintroduction of border controls at the internal Schengen borders to France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Spain, and Austria, with restriction on entry since March 16 and 19. Goods and commuters are allowed to cross the border. On April 2, the government agreed to exceptionally allow seasonal agricultural workers to enter the country under strict requirements after seasonal workers have generally been denied entry from March 25 onward. Travel warning for all countries in place until the end of April. In accordance with the decision at the European level, individuals from outside the EU, with few exceptions, cannot enter the country for at least 30 days starting March 18; (iii) Most schools and day care centers are closed until mid-April; (iv) Restaurants are closed. Nonessential stores, leisure, and cultural facilities have been closed since March 15 and 16. Larger events were cancelled until end-August; (v) May 10, The contact ban for meetings in public decided on March 22 has been extended until June 5 but eased such that multiple members of two households can meet in public; (vi) May 10, Travel warning for all countries initially in place until the end of April has been extended until at least mid-June; (vii) A gradual reopening of stores began on April 20. Some states have allowed reopening of restaurants from May 8 onwards. Other states will follow gradually over the course of May including the re-opening of hotels; (viii) May 6, Border controls to neighboring countries will be gradually lifted; (ix) May 28, Control of lifting the downlockdown lies on the federal states. Shops are allowed to reopen and schools have been partially reopened. Border controls were eased on May 15 with Austria, France and Switzerland and will be lifted on June 15. Big public events like festivals are banned until at least the end of August. Social distancing rules extended until June 29; (x) June 3, Germany will lift a travel ban for European Union member states plus Britain, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland from 15 June as long as there are no entry bans or large-scale lockdowns in those countries; (xi) June 16, The government launched a Corona-Warn app that allows users to trace potential contact with COVID-infected individuals. Its use is voluntary; (xii) June 17, Containment measures re-imposed in two municipalities in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia after a resurgence in new COVID-19 cases (“emergency brake"). Restrictions were eased on 6 July; (xiii) July, A general contact restriction of keeping distance and wearing masks in stores and public transport should continue until further notice; (xiv) July 29, Free and compulsory coronavirus testing begins at Berlin's Tegel airport. Other airports such as Frankfurt have been offering tests over the previous weeks, but additional preparations are being made to test passengers arriving from countries deemed high risk; (xv) August 3, New school year begins with children returning to school in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region. Germany's 16 states had agreed that schools will reopen full-time after the summer break; (xvi) August 8, Mandatory corona tests for returnees from risk areas begins. Tests are free for the travelers; (xvii) August 27, Returnees from risk areas should be able to end their quarantine at the earliest with a test from the fifth day after their return. The federal states will set the minimum fine for violations of the mask requirement of at least EUR50. There is a ban on major events, where contact tracking and compliance with hygiene regulations, are not possible until at least the end of 2020; (xviii) October 9, The prime minister and mayors from 11 cities agreed to impose stricter measures if infections exceed a threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 population in a week; (xix) October 22, The Federal Foreign Office has issued travel warnings for other regions in Europe due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases. All of Poland and Switzerland as well as large parts of Italy and almost all of Austria are designated as risk areas, effective October 24 [update].

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Authorities imposed strict containment measures including: (i) School closures; (ii) Remote work arrangement for civil servants; (iii) Ban on gatherings of more than four people in a public place; (iv) Compulsory quarantine for travelers from overseas countries for 14 days. On June 8, Authorities eased the 14-day quarantine rule for executives of the 480 largest companies listed in the city; (v) Temporary entry ban of nonresident from overseas countries from March 25; (vi) Reduction and partial suspension of cross-border transport and border control point services, including suspension of transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport. (vii) Closure of selected social gathering establishments and businesses until May 7, 2020. (viii) Remote work for civil servants was lifted on May 4th and the first phase of school reopening slated on May 27th. (ix) Religious gatherings of up to 50% of venue capacity were allowed starting May 18 and cultural and leisure facilities including libraries, swimming pools, and beaches reopened on May 21. (x) June 2, Authorities extended a ban on gatherings of more than 8 people by 2 weeks as well as restrictions on foreign visitors until mid-September. (xi) July 13, Authorities reimposed tighter social distancing measures including limiting gatherings to 4 people, a one-week shutdown of 12 types of establishments such as gyms and gaming centres, and limits on restaurant takeaway operations after 6 PM. (xii) July 23, Authorities expanded stricter containment measures including mandatory mask-wearing in all indoor public areas including malls and markets. As of July 28, Authorities further tightened restrictions with a ban on dine-services at restaurants and limiting public gatherings to no more than 2 people. The ban on dine-in services was later modified to a restriction to 50% capacity.

India 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures INR IMF. (accessed 17 September 2020).

(i) March 21, A temporary ban for a week on international flights landing in the country for a week; (ii) March 26, Extended ban on all international flights till April 15th, excluding approved all-cargo operations and flights; (iii) March 5, Schools closed in some of the municipalities and states, including Delhi until the end of March, which was eventually expanded to all educational insttitutions in the country; (iv) March 12, Partial shutdowns was imposed on educational institutions, stadiums, cinema halls, and sports clubs and gathering of people were banned in some of the states, including Delhi; (v) March 24, The entire country was placed under lockdown for 21 days which, on April 14, was further extended to May 17; (vi) April 15, the government announced several relaxation measures in geographical areas designated as non-hotspot, with effect from April 20, 2020; (vii) May 30, the government issued ‘Unlock 3.0’ guidelines for a phased re-opening of most activities across the country and limiting the lockdown only to containment zones for a month until June 30. However, states have been empowered to prohibit certain activities if they deem it necessary; (viii) On August 29, the government issued new guidelines (‘Unlock 4.0’) to further re-open the economy in September, removing restrictions on metro rail, and allowing for social, academic, sports, entertainment, and other congregations of up to 100 people. Education institutions will remain closed until end-September, with lockdowns continuing to be implemented in containment zones.

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(i) The government has adopted various containment measures, including temporary bans on domestic and international air and sea travel, screening at ports of entry, school closures, other restrictions on public events, and obligations on masks and reduced transportation. The government has also banned Indonesia’s traditional annual exodus for Muslim holidays in an effort to curb the spread of the virus from Jakarta and other high-risk regions. (ii)) June 2, The government canceled the haj pilgrimage to Mecca due to COVID-19. . (iii) June 4, The government an easing of restrictions in Jakarta by gradually allowing workplaces, places of worship, shopping centres and recreational venues with strict health guidelines such as a 50% capacity limit and ensuring physical distancing. (iv) June 9, Domestic flights resumed at 70% capacity with observance of strict health protocols.

Ireland 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR IMF. (accessed 9 May 2020); IMF. (accessed 10 October 2020); IMF. (accessed 31 October 2020).

The government has implemented a wide range of health and containment measures. On March 27, the government has issued strict restrictions on business activity, social distancing and travel - everyone is to stay at home wherever possible with only few exceptions i) to travel to or from work for those providing an essential service; ii) shop for food and medicines; iii) to carry out vital services like caring; iv) brief individual exercise within 2km; v) farming. These measures were extended until May 5th, additionally the government has announced that events with over 5,000 people will not be permitted until the end of August. The authorities have started a five-phase reopening on May 18. Phase (1) included the return of outdoor workers, and small groups of family and friends were permitted to meet in the open; in phase (2) effective as of June 8, small retail outlets and marts where social distancing is possible reopened. With declining infections and increased testing, the authorities have accelerated the initial reopening plan: in phase (3), which took effect on June 29, most businesses have reopened with social distancing measures put in place; in phase (4) effective as of July 20, envisages a continued phased return to work across all sectors. The final phase was delayed due to the rebound in community transmission. Recently government adapted a medium-term national framework for living with Covid-19. It consists of five levels depending on the pandemic indicators, with lower level having less social restriction. On October 5, the level of restrictions was raised from 2 to 3 due to a surge in new cases (infection incidence rate has tripled from 31 to 109 per 100,000 in the last two weeks), implying traveling restrictions outside county/region, a ban on indoor gatherings and sport events, additional restrictions on restaurants and bars . On October 19, the government made a decision to move to the highest level 5 restrictions from the level 3 introduced on October 5 due to a surge in new cases. This implies traveling restrictions within 5 km, closure of non-essential retail and personal services, a ban on indoor/outdoor gatherings, restaurants and bars can only offer take-away, construction and manufacturing will be allowed to operate, schools and childcare centers will remain open [update].

Islamic Republic of Iran 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures IRR IMF. (accessed 6 May 2020).

(i) Stopped flights from China, closed schools and malls, key religious sites, banned cultural and religious gatherings, released a high number of prisoners; (ii) March 25, partial lockdown announced, closing of businesses and government offices for two weeks; (iii) Staggered reopening of businesses that are low or average risk in terms spreading the virus; (iv) April 27, reopened all international borders (except Turkmenistan) to revive regional trade.

Italy 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR IMF. (accessed 9 May 2020); IMF. (accesssed 10 October 2020); Politico EU. (accessed 2 November 2020).

The nation-wide lockdown, announced in early March, was extended until May 3. Travel is restricted and public gathering are banned. All schools and universities remain shut. Non-essential productive activities are closed across the country, with exceptions for supermarket and grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, public transport and essential public services. The nation-wide lockdown expired on May 4. Since then, manufacturing and construction reopened under new safety rules (e.g., staggered shifts, spaced workstation, temperature checks, masks). The government moved forward some of the reopening plans. In addition to retail shops, restaurants, cafes and hairdressers reopened on May 18 (the initial reopening plan was June 1). Sports facilities reopened on May 25, followed by cinemas and theatres on June 15. Regional governments are allowed the discretion to adjust the dates in both direction. People can now travel within their own region, and mobility restrictions across regions has been lifted on June 3, when international borders also reopen without restriction to and from other EU countries. Following the increase in confirmed cases beginning in early August, the government reintroduced some containment measures, including closing night clubs, capacity limits at cultural sites. Mask wearing in public places (both in and outdoors) is required through end January 2021. Fines were raised for those who do not follow anti-contagion and quarantine rules. Rapid Covid tests are required for travelers coming back from a number of countries in Europe, and have been authorized for use in schools to identify and quarantine infected individuals, thereby avoiding the need to close entire schools. October 8, The Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, has signed a new Ordinance, which provides for urgent measures to contain and manage the current health emergency. In particular, the Ordinance provides for the obligation of molecular or antigenic testing for those coming from or transiting in some European countries at greater risk for Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to entry into Italy, and the obligation to communicate entry into Italy to the Department of Prevention of the Local Health Authority; the extension to October 15 of the Ordinances of September 21 and September 25, 2020 . October 25, The Italian government on adopted a raft of new measures aimed at curbing a spike in new coronavirus cases, which have been doubling every week for three weeks. Under the new rules, bars and restaurants must close at 6 p.m., and can stay open later only for takeaway service. A maximum of four people can sit at a table together. Consuming food and drinks in public places will also be banned from 6 p.m. Cinemas, theaters, swimming pools, gyms have to close, although museums can remain open. Gatherings for weddings, baptisms and funerals are banned, as are all events and fairs. Distance learning will be applied in high schools for at least 75 percent of students. Working remotely is strongly encouraged. Home visits from people other than relatives are strongly discouraged, as is leaving home for reasons other than work, study, health and emergencies. The measures enter into place from Monday and will last until November 24 [update].

Japan 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures JPY IMF. (accessed 6 May 2020). NHK. (accessed 15 May 2020). Reuters. (accessed 21 May 2020). Reuters. (accessed 25 May). Reuters. (accessed 2 June 2020). Nikkei Asian Review. (accessed 11 June 2020). Reuters. (accessed 18 June 2020). euters. (accessed 19 June 2020). Nikkei Asian Review. (accessed 1 September 2020). Nikkei Asia. (accessed 7 October 2020).

April 7: (i) Prime Minister Abe declared a state of emergency for seven key prefectures in Japan (including Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka) effective from April 8 to May 6 (which, as of May 4, has since been extended until May 31); the declaration will enable prefectural governors in the designated areas to request people to stay at home, order closures of schools and public facilities, build temporary medical facilities, and adopt actions to support medical and food supplies. (ii) The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed to July 23–August 8, 2021. May 13: (iii) The Prime Minister has lifted the state of emergency ahead of schedule in 39 prefectures and kept it in place for 8 others including Tokyo (the lifting of which will be decided on May 21). May 21: (iv) The government lifted the state of emergency in Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo while keeping it in place for Tokyo and four other prefectures. (v) The government announced the lifting of the state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining prefectures by June 1. May 25. (vi) June 2, Tokyo issued a stay-home alert after a jump in new virus infections. On June 11, the alert was lifted and authorities announced a lifting of all business restrictions on June 19. On June 19, all restrictions on domestic travel were also lifted and gatherings of up to 1,000 people in indoor/outdoor events were allowed; domestic travel was also encouraged to support the economy. (vii) June 18, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the country would ease travel restrictions for people coming from Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam. On September 1, The government lifted the reentry ban for all foreign residents who left the country after travel bans were imposed. On October 7, Authorities announced the lifting of mandatory 14-day quarantine for reentering business travelers with residency status and action plans of travel.

Kazakhstan 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures KZT OECD. (accessed 8 July 2020). IMF. (accessed 30 July 2020)

(i) April 21, Kazakhstan bans livestock export for 6 months; April 27: (ii) The quarantine regime is extended until 11 May. The government is preparing a plan to ease the measures in cities and regions where the situation with the virus is under control; (iii) Flights between Nur-Sultan and Almaty will start operating starting from May 1; (iv) The schooling has been moved online, and will last after May 11, however technical difficulties have been reported; (v) The State Commission On Ensuring the State of Emergency is preparing a list of businesses that will resume their activities, which includes industrial enterprises, construction and road construction companies, transport companies, banks and public service centres; (vi) April 30, The city of Almaty announced that Almaty residents are authorised to move to their countryside houses (datcha) and to go to city's playgrounds and parks under certain time and people restrictions; (vii) The state of emergency has been lifted as of May 11. Quarantine is maintained but measures will be gradually relaxed; (viii) Internal flights have resumed, but borders remain closed to non-citizens, as well as international flights from Covid-19 affected countries; (ix) The visa exemption for 56 countries (including EU and France) has been suspended until 1 November; (x) As of May 20, WHO has approved a Kazakh COVID-19 vaccine for preclinical trials; (xi) Cash withdrawals limits will be temporarily imposed on legal entities starting early June. A pilot biometric information center has been launched to help banks identify customers in order to provide remote banking services; (xii) Full reopening of kindergartents, movie theaters and children's playgrounds in shopping centers was postponed in Nur-Sultan is postponed. Only kindergartens in small groups of no more than 15 children might continue the operation; (xiii) Starting on July 5, a two-week strict nation-wide lockdown is reintroduced in the country following a surge in cases since the first lockdown and emergency state was lifed on 11 May. On July 15, the government extended the lockdown for another two weeks to August 2.

Kiribati 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures AUD International Monetary Fund (IMF). (accesed 13 April 2020).

(i) January, Travel restrictions have been in place; (ii) March 17, A press release to prevent speculations and panic was released and government task forces have been formed to address commodities and cargo buffers, communication and awareness, isolation centers and containment efforts, and border control; (iii) March 21, Borders have been closed except for delivery of essential goods (quarantine requirements apply at all ports); and (iv) March 28, A state of public emergency has been declared and schools are suspended.

Kyrgyz Republic 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures KGS World Trade Organization (WTO). (accessed 19 April 2020); IMF. (accesed 13 April 2020, 17 May 2020, 26 May 2020; 24 June 2020); CAREC Institute (accessed 26 May 2020, 11 June 2020); Kabar. (accessed 8 August 2020); Kabar. (accessed 9 September 2020); Kabar. (accessed 11 September 2020). Kabar. (accessed 25 September 2020).

(i) Effective March 22 for 6 months (a) temporary export ban on wipes, other antibacterial products, and disinfectants, and (b) temporary export ban on certain food products like wheat, meslin, etc.; (ii) April, The authorities have taken drastic measures to prevent the outbreak including (a) the closure of borders with People's Republic of China where 36% of imports of goods originate, (b) border restrictions with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, (c) the quarantine of people coming from abroad, (d) a lockdown of all non-essential activities, and (e) a curfew; (iii) May 10, The state of emergency ended and the curfew was lifted while the quarantine regime will work until the stabilization of the epidemiological situation; (iv) May 21, Large shopping centers have opened; (v) May 25, Public transport has opened; (vi) May 25, Cafes and restaurants fitting no more than 50 people have been allowed to resume operation in Bishkek; (vii) From June 5, domestic flights and public transport between the regions of Kyrgyz Republic restarted; (viii) From June 8, restriction on visits to religious institutions is lifted; (ix) June 15, International flights resumed; (ix) August 7, The Kyrgyz Republic resumed its international flights with Turkey and United Arab Emirates; (x) As of September 8, the Ministry of Education said that in the first quarter of the 2020-2021 academic year in Kyrgyz Republic, only 1st grades are taught in the traditional format. The rest of them are taught remotely. At the same time, 62 schools of the Republic are allowed to teach children of all classes in the traditional mode. These are small-scale or elementary schools located in areas where no cases of coronavirus infection have been detected; (x) September 10, The Kyrgyz Republic resumed its international flights with Kuwait; (xi) The Kyrgyz Republic resumed its international flights with Kazakhstan on September 20 and with Russia on September 21.

Lao PDR 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures LAK IMF. (accessed 12 April 2020, 14 May 2020, 26 May 2020); Vientiane Times. (accessed 31 July 2020); Laotian Times. (accessed 12 October 2020).

(i) April: (a) Border checkpoints, schools, and entertainment venues remain closed; (b) Price control of essential goods is still in place; and (c) The Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention, Control and Response is monitoring latest developments and coordinates the authorities’ response. A separate Taskforce Committee and its seven working groups are in place to address the economic impact of the crisis; (ii) May 4: (a) A nationwide lockdown has been partially lifted. The new loosened measures allow the reopening of public offices and some private sector businesses and is expected to last until May 17; (b) Restaurants, hotels, resorts, guesthouses, coffee shops, barbershops, beauty salons as well as wholesale and retail outlets can resume their businesses, however, large-scale manufacturing plants and investment projects with large number of employees must abide by strict preventative measures introduced by the National Taskforce; and (c) Travel and public transport within each province are now permitted but inter-provincial travel and public transport including air transport and large gatherings are still suspended and banned; (iii) May 18: (a) The new loosened measures allow public offices and businesses to resume and are expected to last until June 1; (b) Restaurants, food vendors, retail and wholesale outlets, fresh markets, supermarkets, personal care services as well as development projects, companies and factories are also permitted to resume operations, but must abide by strict preventative measures introduced by the National Taskforce; (c) In country travel and public transport are now permitted; (d) Some classes at primary, lower and upper secondary schools can resume on May 18 while all others are slated to open on June 2; (e) All indoor and outdoor sporting activities are now permitted; (f) Border checkpoints, night markets, and entertainment venues remain closed; (g) Price control of essential goods is still in place; (iv) June 10, The government announced that the last patient has fully recovered and discharged from hospital. Consequently: (a) Most businesses can resume activities, but night markets, eatery spots, cinemas, casinos must abide by strict preventative measures and practice social distancing; (b) In-country travel and public transport are fully operational; (c) All schools have resumed but must ensure hygiene and distancing practices; (d) All indoor and outdoor sporting activities are now permitted and audiences are allowed, however, entertainment venues remain closed; (e) With the exception of certain checkpoints allowed by the government, border checkpoints for individuals and transportation of goods, will remain closed as will all international borders. However, foreign businessmen, investors, workers for large investment projects as well as diplomats and foreign experts with proper medical certification and authorization can enter the country but have to be quarantined for 14 days; (f) Large gatherings, including for traditional ceremonies and celebrations are now allowed; and (g) Price control of essential goods is still in place; (v) August 1-31, Shuttle flights will be suspended, and the prevention measures will be continuously imposed: (a) Closure of entertainment venues, karaoke, and gaming shops; (b) Closure of traditional and local border checkpoints, except those permitted by the government for goods transport. International checkpoints remain closed for regular travellers, except essential crossings for Lao and foreign nationals who are permitted by the task force committee. Transportation of goods via the international checkpoints is allowed as normal; (c) Suspending the issuing of tourist or visiting visas for those travelling from or transiting via countries where there is COVID-19 outbreak. Foreign diplomats, the staff of international organizations, experts, investors, business people, technical personnel, and workers deemed essential to take up missions in Lao PDR can enter the country upon approval by the task force committee; (vi) October 1, The government has extended its COVID-19 prevention measures until October 31. However, some measures, including a ban on charter flights, will be eased.

Luxembourg 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures EUR OECD. (accessed 19 April 2020); IMF. (accessed 30 September 2020). KPMG. (accessed 21 May 2020).

(i) People have been encouraged to self-isolate and should only leave the house for essential activities such as food shopping, going to work (note: working-from-home if possible), going to doctors and to help vulnerable people; (ii) All public gatherings are prohibited; (iii) All cultural and recreational events (incl. sport events) are suspended; (iv) All schools, universities and kindergartens have been closed since 16 March, until at least 4 May 2020; (v) On April 15, the government announced a multiphase lockdown exit strategy, with phases comprising activities/tentative opening dates as follows: phase 1-construction sites and selected activities-including craft, landscaping, and recycling services (April 20); Phase 2-secondary education (May 11); Phase 3: basic education and childcare facilities (May 25); later phases-commercial activities and the hospitality sector (dates to be determined); (vi) To achieve a well-sequenced lifting of the lockdown restrictions and avoid a second wave of Covid-19 infections, the government envisages to perform large-scale testing on a voluntary basis, including cross-border commuters; (vii) May 20, The Luxembourg Ministry for the Economy has set-up a hotline and website with information for enterprises, which includes a FAQ on existing measures for companies, including SMEs (financial support and partial employment); (viii) July 16, Mandatory face masks for both public and private gatherings of more than 20 people in case physical distance of 2 meters cannot be guaranteed; (ix) July 16, Fines for customers of bars and restaurants if they disregard the precautionary measures; (x) September 4, the government announced a plan for school reopening, including more autonomy for schools to implement specific measures depending on the local health situation; (xi) September 22, the government extended restrictive measures until year-end and introduced new measures that include: (a) reducing the isolation period for infected people with; (b) allowing the processing of personal data that will be kept for a period of three months and then anonymized; and (c) making it mandatory for airlines to automatically transfer to health authorities forms completed by passengers to facilitate contact tracing.

Malaysia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures MYR WTO. (accessed 19 April 2020); IMF. (accessed 12 April 2020, 3 May 2020, 23 May 2020); Prime Minister's Office of Malaysia. (accessed 9 June 2020). Prime Minister's Office of Malaysia. (accessed 11 September 2020).

(i) No amount/estimate: March 20, Temporary export ban on face masks; (ii) A Movement Control Order (MCO) was put in place on March 18-31 and subsequently extended until April 14: borders are closed; schools, universities and non-essential businesses are closed; all public gatherings are banned; and May 10, MCO has become conditional movement control order (CMCO). It will be extended until June 9; (iii) May 4, The authorities started easing the MCO by allowing most businesses to reopen. However, 7 states out of 14 have opted for a more delayed approach; (iv) June 7, The implementation of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) from June 10 to Aug 31 was announced; (v) From June 24, schools will start gradually reopening; (vi) Borders will remain closed and overseas travel restricted until at least August 31; (vii) August 28, The government extended the RMCO until December 31.

Maldives 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures MVR IMF. (accessed 19 April 2020, 14 May 2020, 4 June 2020, 22 July 2020); The Edition. (accessed 29 May 2020). The Edition. (accessed 31 July 2020); The Edition. (accessed 7 August 2020); The Edition. (accessed 4 September 2020); The Edition. (accessed 17 September 2020); The Edition. (accessed 12 October 2020); The Edition. (accessed 12 October 2020); The Edition. (accessed 12 October 2020); The Edition. (accessed 22 October 2020).

(i) March 12, The government declared a Public Health Emergency. There are several adopted containment measures, including (a) temporary suspension of on-arrival visa for all passengers arriving to Maldives by air and sea, (b) quarantine for all passengers traveling to Maldives by air except for tourists checking-in to resorts, (c) screening at ports of entry, (d) restrictions on travel between resorts and inhabited islands, (e) ban on all cruise ships from entering and docking; requirement on all guest houses and city hotels operating in the Maldives to temporally suspend all tourist check-ins since March 17, and (f) school closures; (ii) April 15, The greater Malé region was placed on lockdown; (iii) May 13, The lockdown was extended to May 28 (third extension since its implementation); (iv) May 28: (a) The state of Public Health Emergency was extended until June 29; and (b) Phase one of lockdown easing started, with a relaxation in temporary permissions for leaving homes as well as allowing certain commercial businesses to open and operate; (v) Since July 1, the country is in phase three of the lockdown ease plan. This phase permits movement in the Greater Malé Region from 5am to 11pm, and only gatherings of less than 30 people are to be allowed in public spaces; (vi) International flights as well as tourism island resorts reopened; (vii) While guesthouses in inhabited islands are opened since July for locals/residents in COVID-19 free islands, guesthouses will be opened for tourists in August; (vii) July 30, Authorities mandated wearing face masks in public spaces of the capital city of Malé in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Maldives. Individuals in public spaces without masks would be fined by MVR1,000 starting from August 1; (viii) August 4, The Health Protection Agency (HPA) implemented a curfew over the Greater Malé Region; (ix) September 3, The Ministry of Education extended the closure of schools in the Greater Malé Region by an additional two weeks in connection to the surge of COVID-19 cases in the area; (x) September 6, The extension of the State of Public Health Emergency until October 6 was announced; (xi) September 28, Guesthouses will be allowed to reopen on October 15, albeit with mandatory departure testing required for all tourists holidaying at inhabited islands in Maldives. Tourists visiting guesthouses are required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival in Maldives; (xii) October 4, Ministry of Education reopened schools in the Greater Malé Region and commenced teaching for grades 9 to 12 only, while online lessons were provided for students of lower grades; (xiii) October 6, The State of Public Health Emergency was extended until November 5; (xiv) October 17, The Ministry of Education revealed that classes for grades starting from six to all levels below, shall not restart within 2020, for schools throughout the Greater Malé Region [update].

Marshall Islands 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures USD IMF. (accessed 13 April 2020, 14 May 2020, 24 June 2020).

(i) January 24, Travel restrictions from affected countries have been imposed; (ii) March 8, Entry of all international travelers by commercial flight has been suspended; (iii) April, To ensure food and other supplies, container vessels and fuel tankers have been exempted from entry restrictions, but with strict safety requirements including prohibition of human contacts and a minimum of 14 days between departure from ten restricted countries and arrival in Marshall Islands; (iv) May, To ensure continuity of transshipment services, a limited number of carrier vessels and purse seiners can enter Marshall Islands for transshipment, after spending 14 days at sea and only after clearance by corresponding agencies; and (v) Container vessels and fuel tankers that have a history of entering Majuro and Ebeye ports with same crew and corresponding health records can enter ports (no disembarkation) without 14-day quarantine.

Mexico 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures MXN IMF. (accessed 30 April 2020).

Travel restrictions, social distancing, closure of schools and shutdown of non-essential activities. Reopening of the economy. On May 14, the government announced plans to begin the normalization of economic activities, including a green-yellow-orange-red color system for states to represent the extent of activities allowed (e.g. states with most active cases are red and would remain in a forced quarantine), the resumption of school and labor activities in municipalities free of infection, and the addition of construction, mining, and transport equipment manufacturing as essential activities.

Mongolia 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures MNT IMF. (accesed 24 July 2020); Mongolian News Agency. (accessed 30 July 2020).

(i) Feb 13, The authorities declared the state of high alert and quickly implemented a broad range of measures including a travel ban from high-risk countries, social distancing, public events cancellations, and school and university closures; (ii) July 29, The government discussed and approved terms and arrangement for the re-opening of all levels of educational institutions, i.e., classes will be given in a combination of a physical classroom learning and online lessons and online classes of all levels of educational institutions will begin from September 1.

Myanmar 12 12 - Non-Economic Measures MMK IMF. (accesed 24 July 2020); Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. (accessed 13 July 2020); United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (accessed 02 September 2020).

(i) In response, the government has announced measures to limit the spread of the virus including travel restrictions (including quarantine requirements, suspension of visa issuances and international flights), closure of several land borders, and banning mass public gatherings are in place; (ii) Yangon and Mandalay will be under lockdown during the long holidays (April 10–19); (iii) Government employees have been instructed not to travel home and will be compensated for this period; (iv) A National Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of 2019 Novel Coronavirus has been established to coordinate the authorities’ response. A second committee, the Control and Emergency Response Committee on COVID-19, was setup on March 30 to help with stricter administrative measures to control the spread of the virus, including quarantine migrant workers coming from neighboring countries; (v) July 7, Myanmar government announced that it is opening for domestic travel, but incoming international travelers will not be allowed until the end of July; (vi) Restrictions on visa issuances and international passenger flights have been extended to July 31; (vii) September 2, The temporary ban on international commercial flights was extended to 30 September.