Cambodia to impose travel restrictions from Tuesday

The government of Cambodia has decided to impose travel restrictions in order to reduce and contain the transmission of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective from midnight March 30, 2020.

In a statement dated March 27, the government said it will suspend  visa exemption policy and issuance of tourist visa, e-visa and visa on arrival to all foreigners for a period of one month.

Any foreigner wishing to travel to the Kingdom of Cambodia must obtain a prior visa from Cambodian missions abroad, the statement reads, adding that an individual must provide a medical certificate, issued by competent health authorities of their country no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel, certifying that they are not tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In addition, they must provide proof of their insurance policy that shows minimum medical coverage during his/her intended stay in Cambodia in the amount not less than $50,000.00

The requirements for medical certificate and insurance do not apply to any foreigner holding diplomatic visa (Visa A) or official visa (Visa B) of Cambodia, the government added.

Upon entry into the Kingdom of Cambodia, the government said all foreigners will be subject to a health risk assessment and screened by competent government officers before they are allowed to enter  the country.

They will be subject to a mandatory isolation, quarantine or any other measures for the prevention and containment of this virus as prescribed by the Ministry of Health of Cambodia.

The government said all the above-mentioned travel restrictions are temporary and will be reviewed regularly based on the evolution of the global situation as related to this virus.