Cambodia ends quarantine requirement

PHNOM PENH: Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that Cambodia ends the quarantine requirement for all fully vaccinated people who enter the country. This was announced by the prime minister on the afternoon of November 14 who added that this is applicable to all travelers, except those who have not been vaccinated who will have to undergo the mandatory 14 days quarantine.

The prime minister said he has mandated this given the fact that the local fully vaccinated rate has reached almost 88 percent of the population of 16 million and as such, there is no need to quarantine anymore, unless one has not been vaccinated. “Those who have not been vaccinated must be quarantined for 14 days, but for those who have already been vaccinated with two doses — both Cambodians and foreigners entering the Kingdom of Cambodia — are no longer required to be quarantined.”

Hun Sen further stressed that for passengers arriving by air in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap must undergo mandatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and while waiting for the results can stay at home (for locals) and for tourists, visitors or businessman, at a hotel while waiting the results. He added that after receiving a negative test result, all travelers to Cambodia can travel freely throughout the country, regardless of region or province.

At the same time, the prime minister instructed the Ministry of Health to strengthen the capacity for testing of PCR machines in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap by providing good testing services to receive the arrival of tourists. The Prime Minister also instructed the relevant ministries and institutions to immediately work on the decision of the Royal Government to be able to process this decision from November 15, onwards which ends the quarantine requirement for travelers to Cambodia.

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