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Government extends visas for stranded tourists in the Kingdom

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Tourists at Phnom Penh Airport. Supplied

The government has decided that it will extend visas for  foreign tourists, who have been stranded in Cambodia due to COVID-19 outbreak, until they are able to return to their countries.

The decision was announced by a letter issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to “all Diplomatic and Consular Missions accredited to the Kingdom” on Friday, the same day on which it went into effect.

“Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some foreign tourists who arrived in Cambodia after 1 January 2020, have not been able to return to their countries as  there is no availability of  flights.”

The ministry said the government of Cambodia will grant automatic extension of tourist visa (Visa Tourist) to those foreign travellers and exempt them from the overstay fines until they are “able to depart Cambodia”.

So far, Cambodia has recorded 114 Covid-19 cases, 65 of whom are foreigners, and seen 35 recoveries, including the only infected infant.


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