Published on : Saturday, May 14, 2022
Cambodia is now fully open to foreign travelers even thoughtheystill need to quarantine if they are not fully vaccinated. Cambodia is among other ASEAN countries that have reopened their borders to international travelers.
Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia have relaxed border restrictions in some way or the other. For example, Vietnam and Malaysia now permitsentry of foreign travelers irrespective of their vaccination status. Indonesia and Singapore are mainlyallowing only fully vaccinated travelers. Unvaccinated travelers can enter provided they have a medical reason and will need to go through quarantine.
The border relaxation is expected to lift Cambodia’s tourism sector, which plays an important role in the country’s economic progress, contributing around 12 percent of GDP yearly. During the start of the pandemic, international traveler numbers droppedaround 80 percent from 6.6 million visitors to 1.3 million in 2020.
Fully vaccinated travelers will not need to go through a pre-departure COVID-19 test and will only have to produce their proof of vaccination, which is a WHO-recognized vaccine company.
Unvaccinated travelers will need a PCR test for COVID-19 at least 72 hours prior to visiting Cambodia. Upon arrival, they need to go through seven days of quarantine at a specified government hotel. Travelers will need to undergo another COVID-19 test on the first day before getting into quarantine, and then do a final test on the 7th day.
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