Authorities in Cambodia have said that the country will soon allow the entry of international tourists.
Cambodia.- Cambodia is close to reopening its borders according to its Prime Minister, Hun Sen. Authorities have said those who arrive in Cambodia will need to undergo a mandatory seven-day quarantine. However, those who have been fully vaccinated would be allowed to travel within the area in which they arrived.
The Cambodian economy is highly dependant on the tourism sector, which represented almost 11.5 per cent of the country GDP previous to the Covid-19 pandemic.
NagaWorld, the only casino resort authorised to operate in Phnom Penh, suspended operations in March after 11 staff members tested positive for Covid-19. It was allowed to reopen a week ago after being closed for nearly six months.
In June, NagaCorp, the company that operates the casino, reported that it expects to recover by 2022 as long as NagaWorld resumes operations in the second half of 2021. It said NagaCorp’s revenue could reach 40 per cent of pre-pandemic levels if NagaWorld reopened in the next few months.