via Khmer Times, 26 February 2020: The fallout from the Covid-19 is particularly bad on tourist-dependent economies in Southeast Asia. In a bid to raise tourist spending, Cambodia announced an extension of duration of all temple passes to get tourists to stay longer in Cambodia.
To curb the slowdown of foreign tourist arrivals in the Siem Reap province, the government has decided to increase the number of days that visitors can enter Angkor Archaeological Park with entrance passes.
The announcement from the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued yesterday stated that the move was made amid the outbreak of Covid-19, causing foreign tourists to suspend or cancel their tours, particularly Chinese tourists.
The ministry said those who buy single-day entrance passes can visit the world heritage site for up to two days and those who buy three-day entrance passes can visit up to five days.