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*This Cambodia coronavirus update will post the latest report every week.
*Data lifted from the latest Worldometers.info report and the CDC.
Surprisingly, Cambodia is among the Asian countries that have managed to control the spread of COVID-19 despite its economic status. The country has reported only 130,000+ cases so far, and many critics attribute this to the country’s inability to test for the virus and underreporting cases. Nonetheless, it seems Cambodia could contain the virus compared to its other Asian neighbors.
Cambodia has a weak healthcare system, but despite the limitations in its resources, the country has triumphed against the virus. Perhaps the success was due to the government’s response strategy.
They were also pretty aggressive when shutting down their borders to foreigners, particularly those from the West. They immediately closed down schools, colleges, universities, and many entertainment shops across the country. Domestic travel was also canceled. Similarly, New Year celebrations were also discouraged. Businesses also complied with quarantining workers that were potentially exposed.
What separates the country from its rich neighbors is that these preventive measures were quickly adopted and done early into the pandemic.
With only a few active cases in the country, it is relatively safe to travel to Cambodia. However, it must be done with the proper precautions. There are some preparations to consider at the moment. Note that the government has suspended the issuance of e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs. You need to arrange visa requirements before you arrive in the country.
The country has issued an updated memorandum dated 17 March 2022 stating that those who want to enter Cambodia are NO LONGER required to submit the following if they are vaccinated against COVID-19:
Check the image below to see accepted vaccines in Cambodia:
Source: Embassy of Cambodia
However, unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated travelers must take the Antigen Rapid Test at the entry point.
Note: It's best to confirm travel, entry, and transit requirements with their chosen airlines and embassies to prevent any hiccups at the airport.
Should you get sick while in Cambodia, you can check out healthcare centers with English-speaking doctors. If you think you may be positive for COVID-19 while you are in Cambodia, please call +855 (0)12825424 to connect you to local authorities, who will discuss what actions you should take to ensure your safety and those around you.
Yes, Cambodia airlines are all business as usual.
If you are traveling to Cambodia, it is mandatory to observe the necessary measures to protect yourself and others from getting infected with COVID-19. There are no curfews in place and no intercity restrictions in the country at the moment, but be sure to check here should there be any changes in the government rulings. Note that restrictions have been relaxed, and those who want to travel around Cambodia can do so with the appropriate precautions:
After you travel, you must still be cautious to further protect yourself and others from the disease. Your travel exposed you to the risk of COVID-19, and you may have the virus already without knowing it. You will put your friends, family, and community at risk for 14 days after exposure to the virus. You should take these actions to avoid the further spread of the virus:
Note: This Cambodia coronavirus update was first published in October 2020 and has been updated to include the latest developments.