Not So Welcome in Cambodia

Cambodia is requiring a $3000 “coronavirus deposit” from incoming tourists, against which fees are assessed. Then,

“Mandatory fees begin with a $5 (£4) charge for transport from the airport to a testing centre.

The Covid-19 test itself costs $100 (£80). The traveller must then pay $30 (£24) for an overnight stay at the stipulated hotel or “waiting centre,” and the same again for three meals a day while waiting for the test results.

With luck, the traveller will forfeit just $132 (£106) of the amount deposited. They must then self-isolate for 14 days in their chosen accommodation.

But if one passenger on their flight tests positive for coronavirus, everyone on the same flight is quarantined in government-approved accommodation for two weeks, at a cost of $1,176 including meals, laundry and “sanitary services”. They must also pay another $100 for a second Covid-19 test. This totals a further £1,021.

If the traveller happens to be the coronavirus-positive patient, they will have to take up to four tests at another $100 (£80) each, as well as $3,150 (£2,500) for treatment at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in the capital, Phnom Penh.”

Any unused balance is refunded.

Read more in The Independent.

3 thoughts on “Not So Welcome in Cambodia

  1. Well, I think I will drive up to Scotland in my campervan this summer. Was going to Portugal and Spain, but travel insurance becomes an issue in any foreign country we travel to, I guess. Still there are worse places to be locked down in than Scotland. The message seems clear from Cambodia: we don’t want travellers here. Fair enough. We won’t go there right now. In one way, it kinda makes sense, unless you have a relative there but are a citizen of another state. As thought-provoking as ever, Bill. Thanks for posting.

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