Cambodia bets on a safe and green approach to reopening

Cambodia has emerged as a Covid-19 vaccination success story, distributing jabs to more of its population than any other Southeast Asian nation — second only to far wealthier, much smaller Singapore.

The impressive vaccine rollout — which has garnered praise from the World Bank — has led the country’s tourism ministry to set the wheels in motion for welcoming back inbound arrivals.

Earlier this month, the ministry announced that international tourists who have received both doses could be allowed to enter the country from early November. They are also considering decreasing the 14-day quarantine policy for those who are fully vaccinated. On 17 September, Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the tourism ministry to decrease the period to seven days and to allow visitors to explore beyond their hotel in accordance with local authorities.

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