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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Cambodia
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Cambodia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? Yes
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No

(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions
- Cambodian nationals and residents, family members, foreign travelers (Investor-Business persons, company staff, experts, skilled workers, technicians), diplomats and officials with Visa A and Visa B, and Cambodian nationals with Passport Visa K may enter Cambodia
- Visa exemption and visa-on-arrival policies have been suspended
- Flights from India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines are temporarily suspended. However, the Cambodian government has allowed certain airlines to transit from these locations, provided that the passengers do not embark or disembark the flight.
- The land borders to Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam are closed
(Until further notice)
Entry rules
• Inbound travel for local nationals / residents (note: different groups of nationalities would be applicable for different regions around the world, e.g.: EU nationals for EUR, other regional groupings elsewhere)
- There are no restrictions on Cambodian nationals entering the country.
• Inbound travel for “third country” nationals (including mention of any ‘fast track’ channels)
- Any foreign national wishing to travel to Cambodia must first obtain a visa from a Cambodian Embassy abroad. However, the Government of Cambodia has suspended the e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs until further notice. Cambodian Embassies will only accept applications for diplomatic, official, and “sponsored” business-linked visas, and will not issue tourist or other visas to enter Cambodia at this time.
- Documents required to obtain a BUSINESS (Type-E) Visa are:
o Single-entry visa
o 3-month validity
o Only 30-day allowable stay
o Renewable after entry at Cambodian Immigration Department
- For more information, please refer to the Embassy of Cambodia Website and the Business Visa Portal. Do note that you should contact the Cambodian consulate before your visit to confirm that they can deliver a visa and that the documents you have provided are accurate to obtain the visa.
• Inbound travel from areas where virus variants of concern are circulating
- All foreign nationals from India are barred from entering Cambodia until further notice
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements

• Who needs to test + Type of test and timeframe
- All travellers including Cambodian nationals will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of departure before boarding
• What information is required in the test result?
- Test results must include a medical certificate that is signed and stamped by the doctor and clinic. Test results should be in English or Khmer.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements

• Who must quarantine and for how long? Where can this be done?
- All travellers entering Cambodia will need to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine
• Where can this be done?
- Cambodian nationals can either quarantine at a government facility (the government will pay for the cost of the quarantine) or at a designated quarantine hotel (at their own cost)
- Foreign nationals must quarantine at a designated quarantine hotel.
- List of designated hotels for quarantine in Phnom Penh:
o Sokha Hotel Phnom Penh
o TIAN YI International Hotel
o Frangipani Royal Palace
o Himawari Hotel
o Phnom Penh Hotel
o Kolab Sor Hotel
o Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh
• Approximate cost of quarantine (Traveller-incurred cost?) (if available)
- The cost of quarantine in a designated hotel is US$60-100/night
- All foreign nationals need to deposit US$2000 for COVID-19 service charges at the airport upon their arrival. Once the charges have been deducted, the remainder of the deposit will be returned
• Additional tests in quarantine?
- All travellers will be subjected to a test on the 13th day of quarantine
- All foreign nationals will be subject to a COVID-19 test on arrival.
(Until further notice)
Documentation required
• Foreign nationals must:
- Pay a deposit of US$2,000 upon arrival to cover the costs of COVID-19 testing, transportation and quarantine (cash preferred). The remainder of the deposit will be returned to you within three days after completion of quarantine.
- Purchase health insurance to cover for COVID-19 treatment at US$90 for a package of US$50,000 coverage for a duration of 20 days. This can be done via https://www.forteinsurance.com/. It is suggested that you bring multiple coloured copies of your evidence of insurance.
• Local nationals are exempt from these requirements.

(Until further notice)
Transit
• International passengers from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia transiting Cambodia must stay on board the aircraft and the flight must be operated by the same air operator to continue their journeys to the next country.

(Until further notice)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Border restrictions
• Border closures/restrictions (air, land and sea borders, flight restrictions etc.)
- There are no outbound restrictions, but flight availability is extremely limited.

(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there other restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any other restrictions in place? No
• What penalties are enforced for breaching restrictions?
(Until further notice)
Curfews and lockdowns
• Locations and timings

Siem Reap province: A curfew from 22.00 to 04.00 has been imposed until 26 June. Only the following are exempt from the curfew:
- (1) Civil servants and military personnel
- (2) Ministry of Health staff, public / private medical personnel, and firefighters
- (3) Those who need emergency medical care or for essential and urgent family reasons
- (4) Transportation of supplies and daily necessities, transportation of garbage / solid waste and medical waste, and delivery of meals for those engaged in these operations.
- (5) Transportation of supplies necessary for national policy
- (6) People with permission from the relevant authority, or need to fulfil tasks related to public interest
- Dining in and gatherings with alcohol are prohibited during the curfew

Poipet city (Banteay Meanchey province): A curfew from 22.00 to 05.00 has been imposed until 19 June.
(Ends 19 June 2021)
Restrictions on businesses
• Are businesses’ (including shops’) operations restricted by business type?
- Most entertainment venues, including museums, cinemas, karaoke bars and concert halls, remain closed. Siem Reap has allowed cinemas to reopen at 50% capacity.
- Casinos in the country are allowed to reopen if they meet COVID-19 safety measures listed by the Ministry of Health.
• What restrictions are placed on operating businesses?
- All business activities except essential services are suspended in ‘red’ zones, while essential services operating in ‘dark yellow’ zones are subject to stricter requirements, such as minimising their staffing to no more than 2%
- All businesses are permitted to operate in ‘yellow’ zones, except for schools and entertainment businesses
- Businesses permitted to operate under lockdown measures are prohibited from opening between 20.00 to 03.00 except for emergencies

(Until further notice)
Restrictions on internal travel
• What restrictions are in place
- A three-tier 'zoning' system is in place for major cities - 'red', 'dark yellow' and 'yellow' zones. Those in red zones are not allowed to leave their zone, while those in dark yellow zones are allowed to travel to their workplace if holding a letter from their employers or local authorities. A nightly curfew remains in place for all zones from 20.00 to 03.00, while gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited.
(Until further notice)
Other social distancing measures
• Is mask wearing mandatory?
- All individuals in public place where two or more people are gathered must wear masks, except for children under the age of six who are COVID-19 negative.
• Schools
- Schools remain closed until further notice
• Gatherings
- Gatherings are banned in ‘red’ or ‘dark yellow’ zones. Private gatherings must not exceed more than 10 people in ‘yellow’ zones
- Gatherings of more than 15 people are banned in Phnom Penh
• Entertainment venues
- Most entertainment venues, including museums, cinemas, karaoke bars and concert halls, remain closed. Siem Reap has allowed cinemas to reopen at 50% capacity.
- Casinos in the country are allowed to reopen if they meet COVID-19 safety measures listed by the Ministry of Health.
• Other (where needed)
- Sports and outdoor exercises can resume in public spaces with strict adherence to health protocols. However, gyms remain closed.

(Until further notice)
Penalties
• Individuals who fail to comply with COVID-19 rules or cooperate with authorities may incur additional penalties, including up to $5,000 in fines and 5 years imprisonment Intentionally spreading COVID-19 may result in up to 20 years of imprisonment.

• Individuals who do not adhere to mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing may be subject to fines of $50 to $250. Repeat offenders may be subject to a fine of up to $1,250.

(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Cambodia

COVID-19 information for Cambodia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Crime represents the main threat to business travellers and foreign nationals in the country, particularly in the capital Phnom Penh. While petty theft and opportunistic crime remain most prevalent, an increased number of bold attacks involving the threat and use of violence have been recorded. Both domestic business travellers and foreign nationals have been affected.

The risk of crime is generally reduced during the day; at night, people must exercise increased caution. Although the threat of banditry and landmines is diminishing, they still render travel in much of northern Cambodia at higher risk than the majority of the country outside of Phnom Penh.

There is a potential for protests and social unrest during times of heightened political tensions, though elections have passed off peacefully as a result of a heavy government crackdown on the opposition since 2017.

This information is intended as a summary of the security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Cambodia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Japanese encephalitisVaccine is recommended for people who will
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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