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Cambodia imposes outbound travel ban

The travel ban was announced by Cambodia's national police chief General Neth Savoeun.
The travel ban was announced by Cambodia's national police chief General Neth Savoeun.

Cambodia has announced a ban on outbound travel in a bid to control the rise in Covid-19 cases. Travel to Thailand is prohibited.

Cambodia.- Authorities in Cambodia have banned outbound travel, preventing citizens from leaving the country in a bid to control the rise in Covid-19 cases in the country.

The travel ban was announced by Cambodia’s national police chief General Neth Savoeun, although it was not immediately clear whether the ban applied only to land borders or to outbound air travel as well.

Savoeun specifically mentioned that outbound travel to Thailand had been banned.

Inbound travel to Cambodia remains restricted, and the land border with Thailand at Poipet is still closed. However, Star Vegas Resort on the border has remained open, and the property is trying to attract customers from other markets.

Savoeun also mentioned that Cambodia’s provincial authorities would have to take in returning migrant workers if they are Cambodian citizens, and place them in quarantine. Foreigners trying to enter Cambodia illegally by land will be taken into custody and sent back via the same checkpoint zone.

Last month it emerged that the country is hoping to initiate a travel bubble with China, Japan and South Korea in order to boost international tourism and help initiate a recovery for the country’s gaming industry.

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