Ministries of Tourism and Health are working toward the first phase in welcoming COVID-19 vaccinated international tourists, expectedly by the last quarter of 2021.
Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon shared the update recently stressing that the move is part of the newly approved 2021-2025 roadmap to restore Cambodia’s tourism during and after COVID-19 crisis.
The two ministries, he continued, are looking into minimum requirements for vaccinated foreign tourists visiting Cambodia.
The Ministry of Tourism will coordinate with the tasked committee and local authorities to secure vaccination for the locals and service suppliers at all targeted tourism destinations to ensure safety and build trust among visitors, said the minister.
Improved tourism service and products and smooth travel facilitation at all international gates are also part of the priorities to prepare for the tourism reopening.
According to the ministry’s record, Cambodia welcomed only 1.31 million foreign tourists and about 9 million domestic visitors in 2020 – a decline of about 80 and 20 percent respectively.
The country consequently lost about US$3 billion in income due to the tourism downturns last year.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press