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New Cambodia Entry Requirements and COVID-19 Update


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fivestarph

I know it's not the Philippines, but interesting..

https://kh.usembassy.gov/new-cambodia-entry-requirements-and-covid-19-update/

 

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New Cambodia Entry Requirements and COVID-19 Update

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PHNOM PENH IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN CAMBODIA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.

Cambodia Entry Requirements

On June 10, authorities announced a requirement that all foreign travelers entering Cambodia pay a deposit of $3,000 upon arrival at airports for mandatory COVID-19 testing and potential treatment services.  On June 8, authorities released a fee schedule for these testing and treatment services. Travelers should be prepared to see this deposit applied to a minimum of $165 for mandatory COVID-19 testing, approximately $1,281 more to support quarantine in the event one or more passengers on their flight test positive, and a minimum of approximately $3,255 more for treatment and quarantine if the traveler tests positive. The Embassy recommends all travelers be prepared upon entry into Cambodia to pay for the full costs identified in the fee schedule.

The June announcements of new entry requirements are in addition to requirements for entering Cambodia by air, land, and water that authorities introduced on May 10 for prevention, containment, and response to the spread of COVID-19. All arriving foreigners must:

  1. Possess a COVID-19 negative medical certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel and proof of medical insurance coverage of at least $50,000;
  2. Undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival and wait in official facilities to receive laboratory results. In the event one or more travelers on an arriving vessel/flight test positive, all passengers must undergo a 14-day quarantine at a location designated by Cambodian authorities. If all travelers test negative, health authorities will require travelers to self-isolate for 14-days at their home or lodging under supervision of local authorities.  Health authorities will then oversee another COVID-19 test on the 13th day of self-isolation.

Cambodian Visas

The Government of Cambodia has suspended the e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs until further notice. In addition, we understand Cambodian Embassies will only accept applications for diplomatic, official, and business visas and will not issue tourist or other visas to enter Cambodia at this time.

COVID-19

As of 10:00 a.m. June 11, Cambodia has one active case of COVID-19 (there have been 126 total confirmed cases since the onset of the global pandemic). We will send further MASCOT updates as events and developments warrant.

Frequently Asked Questions 

We encourage American Citizens to visit our Frequently Asked Questions here.

 Notice on Flights for American Citizens Seeking to Depart Cambodia:

The following airlines currently maintain sharply reduced flights that depart Cambodia for onward connecting flights to the United States.  Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  Please check airline websites for times and availability and do not book flights through an online search service. We recommend booking flights through a travel agency or directly with the below airlines.

  1. Korean Airlines Note: Reduced to two flights every week since April 13.
  2.  Asiana Airlines Note: Reduced to three flights every week since April 17.

Travel agencies in Phnom Penh (English speakers): 

EXO Travel – office 023 218 948. mobile: 017 600 085 and 017 910 007

Palm Travel and Tours – office 016 821 168. Mobile 077 800 021

Khmer Views Travel Agent – office 081 983 567

World Pop Travel – office 012-913 789

 

 

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Sibonga Simon

Very interesting actually... maybe a potent to what's to come generally.

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Cambodia now requiring tourists to deposit PHP150,000 entrance fee, including funeral costs

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With the pandemic still in full swing, now is the best time to stay home and save up for your next vacation abroad.  

If you're planning to include Cambodia on your post-pandemic travel list, prepare USD3,000—equivalent to PHP150,000—which will be deposited into their designated banks upon arrival in the country.

This will cover COVID-19 quarantine and treatment fees, including test kits, hospital confinement, and even funeral costs, which you might incur during your visit.

The Cambodia Finance Ministry released a three-part breakdown of the fee on June 11, 2020.

It includes the mandatory COVID-19 test, which costs USD165 (PHP8,205) inclusive of a test kit, transport service, and accommodation in the designated hotel or quarantine center.

These tests usually take 24 hours to process, according to Ministry of Health.

If your test result is negative, but one of the passengers in your flight is tested positive, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days in their designated hotel or center.

This two-week quarantine costs USD1,086 (PHP54,000) in total, with additional fees for doctors' consultation, security, and laundry services.

Foreigners who test positive for COVID-19 will be confined in public hospitals for a rate of USD330 (PHP16,410) per day inclusive of hospital accommodation (USD30 per day), as well as treatment and medicines (USD150).

Although Cambodia has not recorded any COVID-19-related deaths, its Ministry of Health noted that USD1,500 or PHP75,000 will be spent on the cremation of a foreign patient who succumbs to the disease.

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The expenses incurred during your visit will be deducted from the USD3,000 you deposited.

But if you test negative for COVID-19, the remaining amount will be reimbursed to you immediately.

Cambodia reopened its borders on May 20. The Philippines, on the other hand, still prohibits domestic and international leisure travel while the country remains in quarantine. 

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