The number of international visitors to Cambodia totalled 159,546 in the first quarter of this year, marking a 125 per cent increase from last year’s figure. More than half of all visitors entered the country by air, according to the tourism ministry.
The increase comes as the country, like many others worldwide, begins to dial back its Covid-19 restrictions. Industry observers have expressed optimism that tourism gains will extend into the rest of 2022 on the back of the recent removal of coronavirus testing requirements for fully-vaccinated arrivals.
The ministry reported that in the January-March period, 86,976 visitors entered Cambodia through its three international airports, an increase of 159.4 per cent year-on-year, and 72,570 arrived either overland or via waterways, up by 94.2 per cent.