You'll Now Need At Least $3,000 To Enter The Borders Of Cambodia
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You'll Now Need At Least $3,000 To Enter The Borders Of Cambodia

Cambodia , news
DeAnna Taylor
DeAnna Taylor Jun 12, 2020

Countries all around the world are preparing to welcome travelers back into their borders, while also keeping the spread of COVID-19 down as much as possible.

As of yesterday, the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia released new monetary requirements for those wanting to visit the Southeast Asian destination.

According to the release, travelers will need to have a deposit of $3,000 upon arrival. Yes, that’s American dollars. The deposit is said to cover a mandatory $165 COVID test (testing plus overnight hotel stay, food, and transportation to the waiting facility while you await results) and around $1,281 of it will go toward quarantine should anyone on your flight test positive. If someone tests positive, the entire flight will be forced to quarantine for 14-days with that $1,281 fee going toward your hotel stay, food, and testing at a later date.

If you are the person to test positive, you will be required to hand over even more money in order to receive the proper treatment while under quarantine.

If you test negative, as well as everyone on your flight, you will be given back your deposit minus the fee for the mandatory test.

“Upon arrival, all foreign passengers are required to deposit $3,000 at the airport to pay for the virus prevention services,” Sao Wathana, director of the Phnom Penh International Airport said in a statement. “Passengers can pay in cash or through credit cards.”

You can read the full release here.

With all that is now required, are you still willing to travel to Cambodia?