Cambodia shuts borders for foreigners as virus keeps spreading

Cambodia on March 28 decided to impose temporary entry restrictions for foreign travelers for one month in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a foreign ministry’s statement. The measure will come into effect from March 30 at midnight for as period of one month.

It said the country decided to suspend the issuance of tourist visa, e-visa and visa on arrival to any foreigner.

“Any foreigner wishing to travel to the Cambodia must obtain a prior visa from Cambodian missions abroad,” the statement said.

Travelers also 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 virus.

Proof of health insurance mandatory

In addition, travelers need to provide proof of an insurance policy that shows minimum medical coverage during their intended stay in Cambodia covering not less than $50,000 in treatment costs.

The requirements for medical certificate and insurance do not apply to any foreigner holding diplomatic visa or official visa of Cambodia, the statement said.

It added that upon entry into Cambodia, any foreigner will be subject to a health risk assessment and screened by officials before they are allowed to enter into the country. They will also subject to a mandatory isolation, quarantine or any other measures for the prevention and containment of the virus.

Cambodia as of March 28 has recorded 102 confirmed cases of the virus, of which 13 have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals.

The new entry requirements are similar to those imposed earlier this month by Thailand. The medical certificate requirement in particular was almost impossible to fulfill, resulting in a de facto travel ban. The ban on almost all foreign entries subsequently became official under the state of emergency declared by the Thai government this week.



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Cambodia on March 28 decided to impose temporary entry restrictions for foreign travelers for one month in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a foreign ministry's statement. The measure will come into effect from March 30 at midnight for as period of one month. It said the country decided to suspend the issuance of tourist visa, e-visa and visa on arrival to any foreigner. "Any foreigner wishing to travel to the Cambodia must obtain a prior visa from Cambodian missions abroad," the statement said. Travelers also must provide a medical certificate, issued by competent health...

Cambodia on March 28 decided to impose temporary entry restrictions for foreign travelers for one month in order to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a foreign ministry’s statement. The measure will come into effect from March 30 at midnight for as period of one month.

It said the country decided to suspend the issuance of tourist visa, e-visa and visa on arrival to any foreigner.

“Any foreigner wishing to travel to the Cambodia must obtain a prior visa from Cambodian missions abroad,” the statement said.

Travelers also 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 virus.

Proof of health insurance mandatory

In addition, travelers need to provide proof of an insurance policy that shows minimum medical coverage during their intended stay in Cambodia covering not less than $50,000 in treatment costs.

The requirements for medical certificate and insurance do not apply to any foreigner holding diplomatic visa or official visa of Cambodia, the statement said.

It added that upon entry into Cambodia, any foreigner will be subject to a health risk assessment and screened by officials before they are allowed to enter into the country. They will also subject to a mandatory isolation, quarantine or any other measures for the prevention and containment of the virus.

Cambodia as of March 28 has recorded 102 confirmed cases of the virus, of which 13 have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals.

The new entry requirements are similar to those imposed earlier this month by Thailand. The medical certificate requirement in particular was almost impossible to fulfill, resulting in a de facto travel ban. The ban on almost all foreign entries subsequently became official under the state of emergency declared by the Thai government this week.



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