Cambodia to re-open to international travellers

Foreign tourists will soon roam Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temples once again, after officials on Tuesday flagged a partial reopening to vaccinated travellers.

The coronavirus pandemic and travel restrictions put the brakes on Cambodia’s burgeoning tourism industry — revenue plummeted to $1 billion last year, down from nearly $5 billion in 2019 when the country attracted 6.6 million visitors.

The Cambodian tourism ministry on Tuesday announced a November 30 reopening for popular beach spots Sihanoukville and the island of Koh Rong, as well as Dara Sakor — a Chinese-developed resort zone.

The northern city of Siem Reap — gateway to the world heritage-listed Angkor Wat complex — will be added to the kingdom’s hotel quarantine-free travel scheme in January.

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