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14 days self quarrantine for all foreigners entering the Kingdom

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Foreigners arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport. KT/ Pann Rachana

Foreigners wishing to enter the Kingdom amid the global COVID-19 outbreak are now required to self-quarantine for two weeks after arriving in the country, according to an immigration official.

“Foreigners must be certified they are COVID-19 free,” General Keo Vanthan, spokesman for the General Immigration Department, said today. “They must have $50,000 in a personal bank account [for health insurance]. They must also be quarantined for 14 days [here].”

Gen Vanthan said immigration officials started implementing the requirements on March 31.

“Until now, there has been no [arriving] foreigner placed under quarantine,” he said.

Sok Phal, a secretary of state at the Interior Ministry, today said arriving foreigners must be quarantined to ensure they are free of the coronavirus disease.

“The measure is to stem the spread of COVID-19,” Mr Phal said. “Every country has those rules.”

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