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No more covid tests for fully vaccinated travellers going to Cambodia
TRAVEL NEWS, CAMBODIA
Mar 19, 2022, 12:36 IST
Cambodia has now announced that travellers are not required to take COVID 19 tests to enter the country, thus hoping to boost tourism in the coming months. The country has gone ahead of its neighbours to relax restrictions, so that tourism can get the much needed boost.
The country’s Prime Minister said in a speech, "Now it's the stage to open the economy by learning how to live with COVID.”
Cambodia has one of the highest vaccination rates in the region, with 92.3 percent of its population being vaccinated against the virus.
However, visitors coming into the country are still required to be fully vaccinated. Moreover, any traveller who is unable to show proof of vaccination, must quarantine themselves for 14 days. Cambodian authorities have asked visitors to test themselves, even though there is no mandatory testing.
Cambodia is also planning to resume the visa on arrival programme, but it has not yet confirmed a date for the same. The visa on arrival programme was suspended throughout the length of the pandemic.
According to the World Bank, Cambodia’s international arrivals took a 90.6 percent dip in the first seven months of 2021. The entrance fees of Angkor Temple Complex, which is one of its most popular tourist sites, also saw a 98.7 percent drop.
Cambodia reported 140 new covid infections, and 3049 deaths on Wednesday.