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As some governments across the globe gingerly reopen air routes in an attempt to reignite trade and allow citizens to return home, the requirements for travelling between any two countries in an era of an easily transmissible coronavirus in the wild are subject to change with little or no notice.
The tiny southeast Asean country of Cambodia is providing the first glimpse of what the ‘new normal’ for international travel in the age of COVID-19 is likely to look like, particularly for those wishing to enter countries least able to afford the cost of treating a never ending stream of imported cases amongst non-citizens.
Vietnam’s high level of digital penetration has been a saving grace during the COVID-19 lockdown, enabling home-based work, e-learning, and e-Commerce to thrive.
Cambodia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) this morning (March 12) announced two more confirmed cases of COVID-19.
An 83-year-old American woman who was among 145 people to disembark the cruise ship MS Westerdam at Cambodia’s Sihanoukville port on Friday was today (Feb 15) confirmed as Malaysia’s 22nd COVID-19 case.
The head of Electricite Du Cambodge (EdC) said yesterday (Aug 8) that the utility is in “a race against time and a race against nature” to get two new generators installed and commissioned ahead of the next dry season if power cuts similar to earlier this year are to be avoided.
A loose coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the Cambodia government to step up efforts against human trafficking and in the provision of rehabilitation services to victims.
Chinese owned businesses in Cambodia seem to be a law unto themself, a polluting casino ordered closed by the government in March continuing with business as usual.
Those planning on travelling to Cambodia’s Koh Rong, might be best advised to make sure that their Hepatitis B vaccination is up to date first, putrid raw sewage pouring unchecked into the water at Koh Toch, the island’s main tourist area.
Protecting migrant workers rights and enhancing multi-stakeholder dialogue to prevent human trafficking between Thailand and Cambodia will be front and centre at an international conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia today, April 25.
Once one of Southeast Asia’s most relaxed countries for regulatory compliance, Cambodia is rapidly stepping up enforcement measures, with steep fines for those who ignore the warnings.