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Pack and go! Cambodia ditches arrival testing requirements

Cambodia has been dubbed the easiest country to travel to in Southeast Asia right now, after an announcement that a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen Test is no longer required to enter the Kingdom.

Cambodia has been dubbed the easiest country to travel to in Southeast Asia right now, after an announcement that a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen Test is no longer required to enter the Kingdom.

On Thursday 17 March, the Cambodian Ministry of Health released a statement saying the country is further easing arrival requirements for international travellers.

Effective immediately, a certificate of a negative result of the Covid-19 RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival to Cambodia and RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) upon arrival is no longer required.

Travellers are only encouraged to self-test and present their Covid-19 Vaccination Card upon arrival.

However, unvaccinated travellers are still required to undergo 14-day quarantine in a facility assigned by the Ministry of Health or authority.

Furthermore, a Visa on arrival at all ports of entry will resume for all travellers wishing to visit the country.

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In November 2021 Cambodia lifted all quarantine requirements for both locals and foreign nationals who held a COVID-19 travel passport. 

This allowed visitors to skip quarantine measures if they were fully vaccinated, tested negative 72 hours before they enter the country and tested negative upon their arrival.

Prime Minister Hun Sen decided to move the opening forward was to start revitalising the country’s economic and social activity as soon as possible, buoyed by the fact that 88 per cent of Cambodians were fully vaccinated at the time.

“The situation has changed,” Hun Sen said in an audio message shared on social media at the end of last year.

The previous plan had been to phase in the reopening by restricting travellers to two seaside provinces, but the new scheme means fully vaccinated travellers will be free to visit anywhere in the country after a negative test, the ministry said.

For more information, visit tourismcambodia.org.