Cambodia drops Covid tests for vaccinated visitors

Destination reinstates its visa-on-arrival programme

Cambodia drops Covid tests for vaccinated visitors

Cambodia has removed all Covid-19 testing requirements for vaccinated visitors, with immediate effect.

The destination has also reinstated its visa-on-arrival programme making entry to the country easier for vaccinated travellers.

The news comes as neighbouring Vietnam reopens its borders to vaccinated travellers.

James Mundy, a spokesperson for Asia specialist Inside Asia, said: “This is an incredible move from Cambodia which has led the way in southeast Asia with regards to post-Covid travel.

“Cambodia is hugely reliant on tourism and has suffered heavily over the pandemic.

“It is obviously very keen to do what it can to bring visitors back and we hope that other countries in the region will begin to follow suit.”

The announcement means there is no longer any need for vaccinated visitors to show a pre-arrival PCR test or take any sort of test during their stay in Cambodia, removing extra costs and possible confusion for tourists.

InsideAsia Tours offers tailormade tours to Cambodia, such as the 11-night Into the Heart of Cambodia trip, featuring Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat (pictured), a homestay in the small temple town of Bantaey Chhmar, Battambang, Phnom Penh and Kep national park.

The operator has also launched tours of South Korea following the news that the destination will be reopening the country’s borders and allowing quarantine-free entry to fully vaccinated travellers from April 1.