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Cambodia will open borders in November

13.09.2021
Sunrise at Angkor Wat
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In November 2021, Cambodia will open its borders to travelers fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The country's Ministry of Tourism announced the decision. The list of approved drugs is still being clarified. It is also considering easing or eliminating the two-week quarantine. In return, travelers will only need a negative PCR test done no earlier than 72 hours before travel and retest at Phnom Penh International Airport.

The closure of Cambodia to tourists in April 2020 helped stop the spread of the Coronavirus. By the end of the year, no deaths from the disease had been reported in the country. Fewer than 400 cases were detected, and those were in border regions. But in February 2021, the epidemic situation worsened, so the authorities declared a nationwide quarantine.

Today Cambodia has the second-highest number of COVID-19 vaccinations in Southeast Asia. Over 60% of the adult population has been fully vaccinated, and in August, they began vaccinating children over the age of 12. The country's authorities hope to achieve collective immunity by the end of September.