COVID-19 Information

*This page is updated with new information twice a day*

  • IMPORTANT UPDATES:
    • As of 10 a.m. on April 3,  2020, Cambodia has a total of 114 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
    • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has issued a Level 2 Travel Notice for Cambodia and the U.S. Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory (Do Not Travel). Read more
    • The Cambodian Ministry of Education has issued an immediate, indefinite, closure of all schools in in Cambodia until further notice.
    • As of 10 a.m. March 18, 2020, the Cambodian government has shuttered all museums, cinemas, concert halls, bars, and karaoke establishments (KTV parlors).  Any large religious gatherings are prohibited until further notice.
    • As of 10 a.m March 27, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a Level 3 Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice recommending that travelers avoid all non-essential international travel. On the same day, CDC issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for the United States, the highest risk level, indicating widespread ongoing transmission. Read more 
  • Health and Quarantine Information:
    • Medical facilities and services in Cambodia do not meet international standards. Both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap have a limited number of internationally-run clinics and hospitals that can provide basic medical care and stabilization, however they are severely taxed by the current COVID-19 crisis. Medical care outside of these two cities is almost non-existent. Local pharmacies provide a limited supply of prescription and over-the-counter medications, but the quality of locally obtained medications can vary greatly.  You should be wary of purchasing local medication. Counterfeit medication is readily available, often indiscernible from authentic medication, and potentially lethal.
    • The Cambodian Ministry of Health has designated three hospitals in Phnom Penh (Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, National Pediatric Hospital, and Kantha Bopha Hospital), and 25 Provincial Referral Hospitals as medical facilities that can order a test for, and treat, suspected cases of COVID-19.
    • Provincial healthcare facilities may be underdeveloped and lacking the resources to provide an expected level of care. For instance, provincial hospitals in Cambodia expect family members to provide admitted patients with bed linens, meals, and supportive hygiene care.
    • The Cambodian Ministry of Health (MOH), in consultation with the WHO, US-CDC, and the Institute Pasteur of Cambodia (IPC), has selected IPC as the designated lab for COVID-19 testing.
    • Quarantine policies in Cambodia are not well-established and may be unpredictable. Americans traveling or residing in Cambodia who are required to observe a public health quarantine may experience austere, unsanitary, or ad-hoc conditions.
    • The Cambodian Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on March 14 a 30-day suspension of entry into Cambodia on “foreigners traveling from” the United States, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The suspension went into effect on Tuesday March 17. Read more.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • On March 14, 2020, the Cambodian authorities announced that foreigners traveling from the following countries will not be allowed to enter Cambodia: the United States, Italy, Germany, Spain, and France. Read more.
    • Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before disembarkation in Cambodia.
    • Cambodia has placed thermal scanners and quarantine teams at the three international airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Sihanoukville, and at border checkpoints. Screening, however, is minimal.
    • On March 28, the Government of Cambodia announced its intention to suspend all visa free entry and the issuance of all e-visas and visas-on-arrival for all foreigners for a period of one month, effective March 31.
    • For urgent travel during the suspension period, all foreigners are now required to obtain a visa in advance. If a visa is issued, the foreign traveler must provide a medical certificate no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel certifying s/he has not tested positive for COVID-19.  In addition, the foreign traveler must provide proof of insurance with a minimum medical coverage of $50,000 for the duration of stay.
  • Local Resources:
    • For additional information in Cambodia, travelers can call the 115 hotline or MOH officials at: 012 825 424, 012 488 981 or 012 836 868. Information is available in English and Khmer.
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