via Phnom Penh Post, 08 April 2021: Proposal to let vaccinated tourists into Angkor later this year without a mandatory (or a reduced) quarantine period.
International tourists with proof of Covid-19 vaccination in the fourth quarter (Q4) of this year could be allowed into Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park even within 14 days of arrival to Cambodia, amid tentative government plans to ease its quarantine policy, according to Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on April 7.
Khon said Prime Minister Hun Sen had given him the green light to start discussions with the Ministry of Health’s Ad-hoc Commission for Covid-19 Vaccination, other relevant ministries and institutions, provincial administrations and the private sector to study the feasibility of the proposal.
Advocating for the move, Khon pointed out that the Kingdom was ramping up its vaccination drive for civil servants, the tourism community and other sectors, and that management at the temple complex was “top-notch”.
This comes just a week after Hun Sen on April 1 formally approved a 2021-2025 three-phased national tourism roadmap and a 2021-2035 Siem Reap provincial tourism development master plan to navigate the sector’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic and support its recovery.