Cambodia reintroduces e-visa scheme for tourists

Cambodia has reintroduced its e-visa scheme for tourists after the country decided to gradually open its borders as distress from the Covid-19 pandemic eases.

The official government e-visa site at https://evisa.gov.kh was showing an announcement on October 19 that travelers can apply for a T-type visa online, effective immediately. The T-type visa used to be the normal single-entry tourist visa before.

However, the visa comes with a few new strings attached.

The conditions carried over are a period of stay granted upon arrival of 30 days, a fee of $30 plus $7 processing charges and a processing time of three days. The visa can extended once for 30 days.

Expensive quarantine hotels

But travelers are subject to additional obligations, namely pre-booking alternative state quarantine hotels which are handpicked by immigration and are among the most expensive the country has to offer, namely the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh, the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh and the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. A two-week stay in the latter would cost over $6,000 for a couple.

Reportedly, tourist can also opt for randomly assigned hotels at arrival, which is a cheaper options but has been ridiculed as “mystery hotel roulette” and requires a deposit of $1,000 for a one-week stay and $2,000 for two weeks.

Covid-19 insurance mandatory

The quarantine period for the newly opened T-visa option is seven days if traveler can prove they are fully vaccinated and 14 days if not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated. Another mandatory requirement is a Covid-19 insurance policy by Forte Insurance Cambodia which can be applied for online.

The reintroduction of the tourist visa follows the reinstatement of the E-type business visa in February this year which has the same requirements but applicants are also asked for a letter of employment or sponsorship or other proof of their business background. This visa can be extended for up to 12 months at a time.

Cambodia has had a very effective vaccination campaign against the Covid-19 virus, currently ranking as the 15th most vaccinated country in the world, even ahead of the G7 and European Union average. Phnom Penh has been reported to be the “most vaccinated capital city in the world” by media.



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Cambodia has reintroduced its e-visa scheme for tourists after the country decided to gradually open its borders as distress from the Covid-19 pandemic eases. The official government e-visa site at https://evisa.gov.kh was showing an announcement on October 19 that travelers can apply for a T-type visa online, effective immediately. The T-type visa used to be the normal single-entry tourist visa before. However, the visa comes with a few new strings attached. The conditions carried over are a period of stay granted upon arrival of 30 days, a fee of $30 plus $7 processing charges and a processing time of three...

Cambodia has reintroduced its e-visa scheme for tourists after the country decided to gradually open its borders as distress from the Covid-19 pandemic eases.

The official government e-visa site at https://evisa.gov.kh was showing an announcement on October 19 that travelers can apply for a T-type visa online, effective immediately. The T-type visa used to be the normal single-entry tourist visa before.

However, the visa comes with a few new strings attached.

The conditions carried over are a period of stay granted upon arrival of 30 days, a fee of $30 plus $7 processing charges and a processing time of three days. The visa can extended once for 30 days.

Expensive quarantine hotels

But travelers are subject to additional obligations, namely pre-booking alternative state quarantine hotels which are handpicked by immigration and are among the most expensive the country has to offer, namely the Courtyard by Marriott Phnom Penh, the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel & Residence, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh and the Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra. A two-week stay in the latter would cost over $6,000 for a couple.

Reportedly, tourist can also opt for randomly assigned hotels at arrival, which is a cheaper options but has been ridiculed as “mystery hotel roulette” and requires a deposit of $1,000 for a one-week stay and $2,000 for two weeks.

Covid-19 insurance mandatory

The quarantine period for the newly opened T-visa option is seven days if traveler can prove they are fully vaccinated and 14 days if not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated. Another mandatory requirement is a Covid-19 insurance policy by Forte Insurance Cambodia which can be applied for online.

The reintroduction of the tourist visa follows the reinstatement of the E-type business visa in February this year which has the same requirements but applicants are also asked for a letter of employment or sponsorship or other proof of their business background. This visa can be extended for up to 12 months at a time.

Cambodia has had a very effective vaccination campaign against the Covid-19 virus, currently ranking as the 15th most vaccinated country in the world, even ahead of the G7 and European Union average. Phnom Penh has been reported to be the “most vaccinated capital city in the world” by media.



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