Cambodian PM says no quarantine requirements for all fully-vaccinated inbound travelers

Logo 2021-11-14 01:11    Hamro Biratnagar

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Sunday announced quarantine-free travel for all fully vaccinated inbound passengers after Cambodians have mostly been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The quarantine-free travel will start from Monday, he said in a special audio message released publicly.

"As almost 88 percent of our total population have received COVID-19 vaccines, so quarantine requirements are not needed anymore," Hun Sen said. "Both Cambodians and foreigners traveling to Cambodia will be no longer required to go into a quarantine, but those, who have not been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine, will be required to undergo a full 14-day quarantine."

However, all inbound passengers' samples will be taken for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests upon their arrival to the kingdom, and they can wait for the result at their homes or friend's or relative's homes, he said.

The latest move of coronavirus infections came after the Southeast Asian nation has administered at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccines to 14.05 million people, or 87.8 percent of its some 16 million population, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Of them, 13.2 million, or 82.5 percent, have been fully inoculated with the two required doses, and 2.02 million, or 12.6 percent, have received a third dose or booster dose, the MoH said.