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Before quarantine was for a couple of days and than ur released if NOBODY tested positive.

NOW its 14 days

The Ministry of Health issued an update to the entry requirements yesterday. Ordinary foreign passengers must be quarantined in hotels for 14 days after entering Cambodia. The quarantine fee is $60-$75 per day and during quarantine passengers must pay for Covid-19 tests, meals and transportation.

Additionally passengers must still produce valid health certificates, valid visas obtained from Cambodian embassies and $2,000 deposits. The Ministry of Health will return the remaining part of the $2,000 deposit 3 days after mandatory quarantine ends.

Business people and experts, after being tested in quarantine at their designated hotels, if the test is negative may go to the place previously stated in the business invitation letter.

Cambodian passengers returning from abroad must also be quarantined for 14 days, free of charge at a government facility, but if they wish to be quarantined in a hotel they must pay for the quarantine fee.

The government will start enforcing the new regulations on November 18.

The Ministry of Health has previously issued quarantine regulations and those who violate quarantine measures will be fined up to 1 million Riel (around $250).

The government is taking a number of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19

After the incident with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs multiple people were confirmed infected. The government has taken several measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic:

- The Ministry of Labor requires clothing and footwear factories to adopt more stringent epidemic prevention measures.
- The Ministry of Education has ordered schools in Phnom Penh and Kandal to close for 2 weeks. The other 7 provinces that participated in activities related to the Hungarian Foreign Minister must self-examine whether they should suspend in-person teaching or not.
- KTVs and other entertainment venues are shut down nation wide. Law enforcement officers conduct inspections everywhere.

The requirement that foreign arrivals must be quarantined for 14 days after entry is the latest measure taken to prevent the spread of the epidemic. Since the outbreak in Cambodia until now, inbound passengers have been allowed to quarantine at home.

 

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44 minutes ago, zzzzz said:

After the incident with the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs multiple people were confirmed infected.

 

Just in case this didn't appear on anyone's radar.

 

https://www.euronews.com/2020/11/04/hungary-s-foreign-minister-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-while-on-state-visit-to-thailand

 

https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-global-trade-health-prayuth-chan-ocha-cambodia-d357e0b309f262947fe9a0bf771559f3

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It has been 14 days all along. Believe me, I keep very close tabs on this as I have a pressing need to go there for both work and family reasons.

 

What has changed is nto the duration but that the option of home quarantine has been removed for "ordinary" travelers. This was expected given the highly publicized incidents of people flouting it and going out and about.

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On 11/12/2020 at 12:58 PM, Sheryl said:

It has been 14 days all along. Believe me, I keep very close tabs on this as I have a pressing need to go there for both work and family reasons.

 

What has changed is nto the duration but that the option of home quarantine has been removed for "ordinary" travelers. This was expected given the highly publicized incidents of people flouting it and going out and about.

 

Hi Sheryl,

 

I have today downloaded the updated rules from the MFA Cambodia. Section 2 deals with ' General travellers '

 

Now although I am a UK businessman, for all intent, I come under general traveler. The MFA asks which country I am coming from, not which is my country of birth.

 

From what I am reading, because my country of departure would be Thailand, where I reside, I can apply now for a general visa to enter Cambodia?

 

I have been in Thailand since March 17th and my only trip out before that this year was four days in Cambodia March 13-17th.

 

I am unfazed, aware and qualify for the regulations regarding $2,000 deposit, 14 days quarantine, Covid19 tests. etc. so can I now just roll up at the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok and request an ordinary visa bearing in mind I will have to prove to them all of the requirements they need.

 

Because before, were they not insisting you had to have a letter of invitation or a job offer to go to?

 

 

 

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Hi Guys,

 

If a visa is granted and on arrival in Phnom Penn are we told which hotels we are staying in or can we pre book like they can in ASQ hotels in Thailand?

 

Also, flight wise, is it still via South Korea or are there any better alternatives?

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there are no tourist visas  being given, there are no voa's,   Only Ordinary visas and only with a reason;

without a letter of invite for a job or a specific reason, ( ur married and can show license, a history of past extensions, etc ) your not getting into Cambodia now

 

I think, Not sure you can pre book a hotel

 

You can transit Seoul or Singapore.  check which is best/cheaper

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On 11/26/2020 at 12:53 PM, Scouse123 said:

 

Hi Sheryl,

 

I have today downloaded the updated rules from the MFA Cambodia. Section 2 deals with ' General travellers '

 

Now although I am a UK businessman, for all intent, I come under general traveler. The MFA asks which country I am coming from, not which is my country of birth.

 

From what I am reading, because my country of departure would be Thailand, where I reside, I can apply now for a general visa to enter Cambodia?

 

I have been in Thailand since March 17th and my only trip out before that this year was four days in Cambodia March 13-17th.

 

I am unfazed, aware and qualify for the regulations regarding $2,000 deposit, 14 days quarantine, Covid19 tests. etc. so can I now just roll up at the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok and request an ordinary visa bearing in mind I will have to prove to them all of the requirements they need.

 

Because before, were they not insisting you had to have a letter of invitation or a job offer to go to?

 

 

 

 

You do not have to have a letter of invitation or job offer.

 

visa procedures are no different for residents of Thailand than for anywhere else.  Tourist visas are not being issued, you will have to apply for an "ordinary" visa. Check with the Embassy in Bangkok as to any requirements for that, but I think it is just an application. Though you will have to state a reason (ither than tourism) for the visit.

 

Note that there are no direct flights between Bangkok and PP, have to route through Singapore or Seoul. I don't think you can enter overland, but double check that with the Embassy.

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On 11/27/2020 at 11:39 PM, Sheryl said:

 

You do not have to have a letter of invitation or job offer.

 

visa procedures are no different for residents of Thailand than for anywhere else.  Tourist visas are not being issued, you will have to apply for an "ordinary" visa. Check with the Embassy in Bangkok as to any requirements for that, but I think it is just an application. Though you will have to state a reason (ither than tourism) for the visit.

 

Note that there are no direct flights between Bangkok and PP, have to route through Singapore or Seoul. I don't think you can enter overland, but double check that with the Embassy.

 

I am working on a job offer in Cambodia. I want to end up living there regardless. Let's suppose I get the job and end up working in Cambodia. Do you know or suspect, based on conditions now, if I can get a retirement visa in country if this job doesn't work out? I am a US citizen, 56 and the eventual goal is to simply retire there living off monthly divorce settlement funds. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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apply for a Ordinary visa ( valid for 30 days) at Cambodian embassy
give them a reason u desire one
have $50,000 of insurance,https://forteinsurancebeta.com/covid-19-insurance/

Have covid free test 72 hours before departure,

Have $2,000 deposit

be prepared for a 15 night stay at hotel of THEIR choosing ( i hear some have really bad food)
once ur cleared you can  get a 1 year retirement extension, (over 50)  or a 6 month EG extension (looking for work) 

 

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On 12/26/2020 at 11:08 AM, Sheryl said:

Yes. At age 56 you can easily get a retirement visa. At this time no financial requirements beyond the visa cost which is around US$300.

 

Just be sure to come in on an "ordinary" (AKA Business) visa. Which is all that is being currently issued anyhow.

 

Health care is poor in Cambodia (understatement) and also very expensive, so make sure to have a good expat insurance policy that will cover transported you elsewhere in the region if necessary. Inpatient only policy is OK. Even if you are in great health, vehicular accidents are very, very common in Cambodia including as a pedestrian (about the worst place in the world for this, in fact) so insurance is essential.

 

I would also suggest waiting till travel restrictions ease, as it is currently difficult to go elsewhere, even Thailand, for medical care. In "normal;" times that is fairly easy, even if unable to fly you can go by road ambulance. But not now.

 

 Waiting will also help you avoid the mandatory quarantine on arrival.

 

Should note that if you at any point in the 15 days test positive, even if totally asymptomatioc, you will be moved to a Cambodian hospital and quarantined there. The hotel quarantine is far from easy but the hospital version is awful.

Good post, though like in Thailand, the quarantine will probably be lifted initially for travel bubble or "green lane" countries, one by one, before a general reopening happens. This could potentially start to occur around April, starting with China and maybe a couple of other countries in the region. 

 

I suspect both countries will open more or less around the same time, but as far as travel bubbles are concerned they may limit entry and exit initially to air, before land borders reopen.

 

I'd recommend that guy waiting at least 6 months, because I don't think Cambodian quarantine regulations will be lifted before then. And that's a bare minimum. 9-10 months from now is more likely. 

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tourist visa available online

 

https://evisa.gov.kh
Fee: USD $30 + $6 processing Fee
Validity for use to enter Cambodia: 3 months
Period of Stay granted upon arrival: 30 Days
Application Processing Time: 3 Days
Quarantine:
- Must have a pre-booked ASQ hotel to apply (no deposit on arrival)
- 7 days if fully vaccinated
- 14 days if not fully vaccinated or unvaccinated
Must have:
- Forte COVID-19 Insurance Policy
https://www.forteinsurance.com/covid-19-insurance
- Vaccination Card/Certificate if fully vaccinated
 

 

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Based on the above information alone, there is scant difference between the T visa and E visa. They both let you stay 30 days. Yet the E visa looks much more difficult to acquire. I'm guessing the E visa has better renewal options?

And what about that $2000 USD deposit they were asking for before? Have they done away with that yet?

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