The government announced the lifting of the travel ban for people from six countries but they need health certificates issued by their individual country to confirm they are free of coronavirus.
To prevent imported cases from entering Cambodia, the government in March temporarily barred people from six countries from entering the Kingdom, such as the United States, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Iran.
A statement signed by Health Minister Mam Bun Heng, who is also head of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Combating COVID-19, said that Prime Minister Hun Sen approved a request made by Health and Foreign Affairs Ministries to lift the travel bans.
“[We] lift the ban for foreigners from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the United States, which has been listed in the Ministry of Heath’s announcement on March 14 and 15, 2020,” the statement said.
However, Mr Bun Heng said both Cambodian and foreigners who enter the Kingdom need health certificates which are issued no longer than 72 hours to confirm that they contract no COVID-19.
He said that foreigners need health insurance with $50,000 during their stays in Cambodia.
“For all passengers, both Cambodian and foreigners who enter Cambodia must be sent to waiting centres to have their specimens tested for COVID-19 and wait for the test results from the Pasteur Institute,” he added.
He said in case one passenger is found positive, the rests who travelled with him will be placed under 14-day quarantine.
- Tags: COVID-19 in Cambodia