Cambodia to ease restrictions in Sihanoukville from November 30

Casinos in Sihanoukville have reopened on a limited basis.
Casinos in Sihanoukville have reopened on a limited basis.

Authorities in Cambodia have announced that fully vaccinated tourists will be allowed to visit Sihanoukville from November 30 without undergoing a 14-day quarantine.

Cambodia.- The Cambodian district of Sihanoukville will be allowed to receive fully vaccinated tourists from November 30. The news was announced by tourism minister Thong Khon, who said people would be able to stay for five days without needing mandatory hotel quarantine. Casinos in Sihanoukville have been allowed to reopen on a limited basis. 

Khon stated: “Inbound tourists must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before their arrival to Cambodia. They will be required to undergo a rapid test for Covid-19 upon their arrival at the airport, and if the results are negative, they can travel freely in those safe tourism destinations.”

The Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen has said business travellers and certain professional experts who arrive in Cambodia will need need to undergo a mandatory three-day quarantine instead of 14 days.

Cambodia sets requirements for new and existing casinos

Cambodia’s Prime Minister, has set new minimum capital requirements for future and existing casinos. According to local media reports, Decree No. 166 establishes a minimum capital requirement of KHR800bn (US$200m) for integrated commercial gambling centres and KHR400bn for other gambling venues.

Existing casinos have been granted a grace period to meet the minimum capital requirements, which will include five stages of 15 years. The first phase from the first to third years will have a requirement of KHR50bn.

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