LAST UPDATE: 15th NOVEMBER 2021

This webpage should help give you the information you need to start traveling to Cambodia again. PLEASE NOTE we will aim to update this page and answer your questions as thoroughly as possible. However, we would recommend you always consult your countries embassy. 

1) What were the details in the announcement about Cambodia opening up to tourists?

On November 14th 2021, Prime Minister Hun Sen, has announced that Cambodia is now open to all vaccinated people to enter Cambodia.

“You just need to wait 15-20 minutes for the rapid test results and then you can continue your journey to any place across the entire country with no limitations, however you wish… Cambodia is almost fully vaccinated with nearly 88 per cent of the total population of around 16 million covered. So, there is no quarantine requirement any longer – except for those who have not been vaccinated who still need to do the 14-day quarantine like before… This policy will be applied without discrimination to everyone, whether they are Cambodian people who are living or travelling abroad and returning home or foreign tourists or investors. This applies to everyone equally”

 

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Source: Phnom Penh Post “PM: No more quarantine for vaccinated travellers”, November 14th 2021

2) Why is this decision being made now?

Cambodia has consistently been one of the most vaccinated countries in the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the majority of the population is vaccinated, Cambodia can now open its doors to the world again.

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Total Population of Cambodia Fully Vaccinated (Nov 13th 2021)

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Total Population of Cambodia Fully and Partially Vaccinated (Nov 13th 2021)

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Adult Population of Cambodia Fully Vaccinated (Nov 13th 2021)

3) How do I travel to Cambodia?

Flights into Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville are available. Land and sea borders remain closed.

4) What documents do I need to prepare before I travel to Cambodia?

A) Pre-flight PCR Test

It is a requirement for ALL travellers, including Cambodian Nationals, and babies/children to have a negative COVID-19 PCR Test prior to travelling to Cambodia, the requirements are outlined in an official directive issued by the RGC, however individual experiences will differ depending on the airlines people travel with, the airlines check-in staff, and even the MoH officials on arrival, but at a minimum follow the below guidelines to avoid disappointment.

1. TIMING: PCR Test to be conducted no more than 72 hours prior to ARRIVAL in Cambodia.

***Note: Ensure you check transit destination requirements also as they may differ to Cambodia’s requirements ie. Transit through Singapore currently requires travellers to have conducted their PCR test no more than 48 hrs prior to departure for many travellers. *

2. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE/LAB REPORT:

Ensure that the Lab Report/ Medical Certificate meets the following requirements and includes the details mentioned:

• Original hard copy (not photocopy or electronic),
• Printed on Clinic/Testing Facilities/Physicians letterhead and includes name, address & contact details,
• Travelers Full Name, Date of Birth/Age and Passport Number (as per passport bio-page),
• Type of Test (MUST state PCR or RT-PCR),
• Date of Test (ideally time also, as people have faced issues with airlines when there has been no time of testing annotated)

*Note: Strongly advise you to ensure that the standard time format of Day-Month-Year is used ie. 14-03-21, 14-03-2012, 14 March 2021. Other formats, in particular the US format of Month-Day-Year, may cause confusion and has resulted in travellers being denied check-in/boarding/transfer.

• Test Result (MUST state Negative or Not detected)
• Wet ink signature & stamp of the clinic/testing facility/doctor

*Note: If unable to get the ink stamp from where you received your lab report, then either take the lab report to a GP/Clinic and ask them to confirm the report by producing a Medical Certificate…or, some people have had success with an “Original” stamp from a stationary store, although the latter option is not recommended and should only be used as a last resort, there are no guarantees this will be accepted by all parties checking your documents.

***Note: The official directive states “Medical Certificate”, although most lab reports meet the criteria, people have been denied boarding for not having a separate medical certificate accompanying the lab reports (ie. Air NZ from Auckland), ensure you double check the requirements in advance with the airlines you are flying with.

B) COVID-19 Insurance

All Foreigners, including children/babies, must have a colour printed Forte COVID-19 Insurance policy. Available at https://www.forteinsurance.com/covid-19-insurance/

– This does not apply to nationals of Cambodia travelling on a Cambodian passport, or foreign passport with K-type (Special) Visa.*

– This does not apply to passengers with an A (Diplomatic) or B (Official) -type Visa issued by Cambodia.*

C) COVID-19 Vaccination Card / Certificate

All fully vaccinated travellers are required to present their vaccination card/certificate in order to be eligible for quarantine free entry.

– Confirmation of complete vaccination status

– Final dose required to have been administered at least 14 days prior to arrival

COVID-19 Vaccination Card / Certificate must state:

• Travellers Name

• Type of Vaccine

• Date of vaccination’s

**NOTE: Must be hard copy (not digital on phone/tablet), if it is a card then make a colour photocopy, if digital then print out in colour.*

5) What vaccination are accepted upon arrival to Cambodia?

Please see image below for full vaccination list

NoManufacturing / EUL HolderName of Vaccine1 Dose Only2 Doses
1BioTech Manufacturing GmBHBNT162b2/COMIRNATY Tozinameran (INN)Yes
2AstraZenica, University of OxfordAZD1222 VaxevriaYes
3SERUM INSTITUTE OF INDIAN PVT. LTD. Cyrus Poonawalia GroupCovishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19)Yes
4Jansson-Cilag International NVAd26 COV2.SYes
5Moderna BiotechmRNA-1273Yes
6Sinopharm / Beijing Institute of Biology Products Co. Ltd. (BIBP)SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated (InCoV)Yes
7SINOVAC, Sinvac Life Sciences Co. Ltd.COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell), Inactivated / CoronavacYes
8THE GAMALEYA NATIONAL CENTERSputnik VYes
9Bharat Biotech, IndiaSARS-CoV-2 Vaccine, Inactivated (Vero Cell) / COVAXINYes
10Sinopharm / WIBPInactivated SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine (Vero Cell)Yes
11CanSinoBioAd5-nCoVYes
12NOVAVAXNVX-CoV2373 / CovovaxYes
13SANOFICoV2 preS dTM-AS03 VaccineYes
14SERUM INSTITUTE OF INDIA PVT.LTD, Cyrus Poonawalia GroupNVX-CoV2372 / CovovaxYes
15Clover BiopharmaceuticalsSCB-2019Yes
16CUREVACZorecimeran (INN) concentrate and solvent for dispersion for injection; Company Code: CVnCOV / CV07050101Yes
17Vector State Research Centre of Virology and BiotechnologyEpiVacCoronaYes
18IMBCAMS, ChinaSARS-CoV-2 Vaccine, Inactivated (Vero Cell)Yes
19BioCubaFarma – CubaSoberana 01, Soberana 02, Soberana Plus, AbdalaYes
20THE GAMALEYA NATIONAL CENTERSputnik LightYes

6) I want to travel to Cambodia but I am unvaccinated. Am I still free to not quarantine?

14 day quarantine still applies to unvaccinated visitors.

7) What is the policy if I test positive for COVID-19 when I arrive in Cambodia?

Policy to be determined

8) How does this new policy and COVID-19 safety affect my tour with SVC?

To find out more about changes to SVC policy based on COVID-19 national policy and safety, CLICK HERE. This link includes; current tours available, booking policy, refund policy and cancellation policy.

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