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All Covid restrictions for inbound travellers lifted

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All Covid restrictions for inbound travellers lifted

Cambodia has apparently taken the final step towards full reopening of the country without Covid-19 restrictions by removing all requirements for inbound travellers, who until now had to show health certificates indicating that they have tested Covid-19 negative in the past 72 hours as well as showing their vaccination cards.

“We have removed the requirement for all inbound travellers in all modes of transport: Land, waterways and air. They no longer need to produce health certificates or show proof of full vaccination upon arrival," said Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng in an October 3 announcement.

The decision, which takes effect immediately, followed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s recommendation.

The premier said last week that he had urged the removal of all restrictions after he travelled to the US’ New York City for the 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA), noting that the authorities at the airports there were not checking vaccination cards or testing anyone.

Bun Heng said travellers will still be required to have their temperatures taken when arriving at border crossings. Also, health officials and relevant officials in charge of quarantine will remain at borders and airports to check travellers and provide advice to them if necessary.

\The minister also urged all people who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated immediately and for everyone to maintain infection preventive measures.

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