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PM Announces New Covid-19 Quarantine Rules

PHNOM PENH: The government has set out four phases in the fight against the pandemic. First was preventing COVID19 community transmission from March 2020 to October 2020. Then, controlling the outbreak of COVID-19 in the community from November 2020 to February 2021. Building community resilience through vaccination campaign and controlling COVID19 community transmission from February 2021 to the present. And fully re-launching all areas of the kingdom.

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced during the official closing ceremony of Covid-19 vaccination for 1st dose, at the same time, a kick-off of the vaccination for 5-year-old children in the kingdom against Covid-19, he was still considering whether to open high-risk businesses such as KTVs, bars and nightclubs.

The modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements has shortened the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travelers in general.

Quarantine length for Cambodian officials returning from overseas missions, foreign diplomats, technical experts, cooperation project managers and coordinators, as well as businesspeople and investors with a guarantor or invitation letter has been reduced from two weeks to just three days. Their accompanying family members will also have to undergo a three-day quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated, or two weeks otherwise.

General inbound passengers, both Cambodians and foreign nationals, as long as they are fully vaccinated will now undergo quarantine for just seven days, while unvaccinated travelers or those who have not been fully vaccinated must go through a 14-day quarantine.

For those people who are vaccinated and under quarantine will not be on strict confinement, they have the freedom to go out from the quarantine premises as long as they do the protective measures, disintegrating freedom policy. PM considers freedom to move, to interact socially and to work have been necessary. Those re-openings are not only necessary for freedom but also for the economy and psychological well-being of everyone.

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