The Ministry of Health of Cambodia (“MOH”), through Announcement No. 226 dated 11 November 2020 (“Announcement No. 226”), amended the entry requirements and sponsorship mechanism for all travellers who are investor-business persons, company staff, experts, skilled workers, and technicians(these travellers include those from China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, the United States, and the European Union), as well as regular foreign travellers, diplomats and international organisation officers holding (Type-A)/Official (Type-B) visa, including Cambodian travellers (collectively known as “Travellers”).
Implementation of Announcement No.226 will commence from 18 November 2020 onwards. It is therefore important to understand the procedures and requirements that Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) will enforce for each category of travellers:
Requirements for investor-business persons, company staffs, experts, skilled workers, and technicians from China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, United States, and European Union:
Before arrival, travellers within this category are required to possess:
The applicant shall provide details of his/her travel schedule, purpose of travel, activities of the first 14 days post quarantine, people they will interact with, locations which they will travel to, and place(s) of residence; and
Upon arrival at the airport:
Expenses: The Sponsor will be responsible for all expenses arising from quarantine or treatment of the Traveller (where applicable).
Regular foreign travellers shall upon arrival:
Expenses: Quarantine accommodation costs USD60 – USD75 per night. Other expenses will be subject to MOH Announcement No. 564 dated 11 June 2020 on Pricing Policy for Foreign Travelers Entering Cambodia Receiving COVID-19 Test, Quarantine, and Treatment Services at Public Hospitals
Diplomats and officials of International Organisations Holding A-Type Diplomatic Visas and Official Type-B Visas shall:
Cambodian Travellers holding either Cambodian or foreign passports shall:
Expenses: Such travellers will not be responsible for any expenses incurred for meals and accommodation at the designated quarantine facility unless they request to be quarantined in a different facility (e.g.: another hotel).
We hope this Client Alert has been informative and will be helpful to you if you are planning or have planned to travel into Cambodia from 18 November 2020 onward.
If you need any assistance or queries relating to current entry requirements into Cambodia, feel free to contact Matthew Rendall, OI Phirum, or Liew Shan Berg of SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law).
This alert is for general information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.