Cambodian Government Lifts Nationwide Travel Ban Early

The ban was lifted early “to meet the actual needs of people traveling and to ease traffic jams which people are waiting to get from one province to another,” the announcement read.

The Cambodian government on Thursday morning ended the inter-province travel ban earlier than scheduled, in a bid to ease traffic congestion on the last day of the Khmer New Year holiday.

In an announcement dated April 16 and signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, the government declared the travel ban, which restricted travel between the capital and provinces, ended Thursday morning, as opposed to the earlier cutoff of midnight tonight.

Last Thursday, the Cambodian government announced a one-week travel ban within the country, preventing all travel between provinces, on account of concerns garment workers were planning to disobey orders to work through the Khmer New Year.

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