Cambodia has one of the highest vaccination rates in Asia. COVID-19 has not yet been defeated completely, but the number of infections has decreased significantly. Tourists are therefore welcome in Cambodia again.
Tourists are welcome again in Cambodia
After the start of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, it was impossible to travel to Cambodia for holidays for more than a year and a half. The significant drop in infection rates and the high number of administered COVID-19 vaccines have made the Cambodian government decide to open the borders again on 15 November 2021. The British government also no longer advises against travel to Cambodia. As of October 2022, all measures related to COVID-19 have been lifted for international travellers. You can therefore plan a holiday to the Southeast Asian country, so don’t wait too long to apply for your Cambodia visa.
Proof of vaccination or testing no longer required
For a long time, only fully vaccinated people were allowed to travel to Cambodia. People that were not (fully) vaccinated who travelled to Cambodia before 3 October 2022, had to test for COVID-19 upon arrival and in some cases had to go into quarantine. As of 3 October, this is no longer required. After 3 October, you will no longer have to show proof of vaccination in order to be able to travel to Cambodia. Travellers who are not (fully) vaccinated will no longer have to show proof of testing. However, travellers still need to apply for a Cambodia visa to enter the country.
Apply for your visa
Are you going on holiday to Cambodia? Be sure to apply for your visa on time. The Cambodia visa is technically an e-visa. This means that you can apply for this visa completely online. As such, you won’t have to visit an embassy or consulate. You can apply for the visa with an online application form.
Apply for your Cambodia visa
Cambodia leads the way with vaccinations against the coronavirus / COVID-19 and is open for tourism again.
COVID-19 measures in Cambodia
Compared to neighbouring countries such as Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, the vaccination campaign in Cambodia has been remarkably successful. Over 87 % of the Cambodian population has been fully vaccinated, which is a higher percentage than in most European countries. Furthermore, since August 2021 third shots, the so-called booster shots, have been administered. Cambodia can be satisfied with the achieved result. The number of weekly infections has also been quite low compared to most European countries. After a small peak in the infection rates in February due to the Omicron variant, barely any positive COVID-19 cases have been registered since then.
There are a number of COVID-19 measures in force in Cambodia. On some locations such as stores, restaurants, hotels, and public areas the body temperature of visitors is measured. Furthermore, it is expected from visitors to regularly wash and/or disinfect their hands. It is advised to be well-informed of the local COVID-19 guidelines and follow them strictly. The government regularly distributes fines in case the COVID-19 measures are not being observed.
Returning to the UK
Are you travelling back to the UK? There are no rules for travellers returning to the UK from abroad.
If you arenʼt (fully) vaccinated, you must take a COVID-19 test in the 2 days before you travel back to the UK. Also, you must book and pay for another test and take before the end of day 2 after arrival. You don‘t need to quarantine
Disclaimer: as much of the information about the COVID-19 crisis changes very quickly, there is no way to guarantee that this article is complete and up to date at the time you read it. Please base your decision on whether or not to travel to Cambodia during or after the COVID-19 crisis also on information provided by your travel agent and/or airline, even before you apply for your visa.
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