March 17, 2022
Cambodia has abolished the need for a PCR negative test obtained 72 hours before arrival in Cambodia.
However, travellers who approach a Cambodian embassy abroad to get a visa are required to produce the insurance policy and the policy is also a mandatory requirement at check in counters.
The Ministry of Health, acting on the instruction of the Prime Minister released a statement last night highlighting the abolishment of these two requirements.
In addition, the Ministry also announced that Visa on Arrival for all travellers to Cambodia is also being reinstated and this is applicable for all travellers, by air, land and sea.
Travellers who are not fully vaccinated or not vaccinated at all, are still required to under go mandatory 14 days quarantine at a location to be designated by the Ministry.
Despite the abolishment of the requirements, the Ministry of Health continued to encourage travellers and others to carry out self tests to ensure they are free of COVID-19.
Thailand too has stated yesterday that it too is planning to waive similar requirements.
However, the challenge is for Cambodia to disseminate these new developments worldwide to ensure passengers are not put through unnecessary hassle.
A case in point is the requirement for a $50,000 insurance policy for arriving passengers which had been waived in November last year.
However, travellers who approach a Cambodian embassy abroad to get a visa are required to producer the insurance policy and the policy is also a mandatory requirement at check in counters.
The policy and the dissemination must be coherently and cohesively carried out to enable Cambodia to get maximum benefits in terms of travel in general and tourism in particular. Khmer Times