latest Covid rules and vacation tips


Do I have to isolate myself on arrival?

Fully vaccinated travelers no longer have to self-isolate upon arrival, provided they follow testing and other entry protocols.

Will I be insured if I go?

FCDO no longer advises against all trips to Cambodia except essential, which makes it easier to take out insurance policies. Note that Cambodia has its own insurance requirements, which are described above.

How are the data presented in Cambodia?

Cambodia has recorded a minuscule rate of 1.6 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days, but it should be noted that its testing infrastructure is not on par with that of the UK. Still, the cases are only a fraction of what they were at the end of September, and the country of 16 million people has recorded just 2,918 Covid-related deaths in total.

The country has also seen phenomenal success with its vaccination campaign, with almost 90% of the population fully vaccinated.

What are the restrictions in place on the ground?

Most museums and attractions have now reopened, including the country’s most popular monument, Angkor Wat. Expect to find the streets of the tourist town of Siem Reap noticeably quieter than before the pandemic, but most hotels and restaurants have reopened and are eager to welcome their customers again.

For those hoping to embark on a tour of Southeast Asia by bus or train, be aware that the Cambodia-Laos, Cambodia-Thailand and Cambodia-Vietnam land borders remain closed to travelers.

Do I have to take a test before returning to the UK?

No, not if you are fully immunized. If you are not double pricked you must pass a side flow test 72 hours before arriving in the UK and have an official certificate to prove it. Failure to do so will either deny you boarding or risk a fine of up to £ 500 upon your return to the UK. You can find the government rules on pre-departure testing here.

Should I self-isolate on my return?

Travelers who have received two doses of a coronavirus vaccine can avoid quarantine when they return home, but still need to do a lateral flow test on the second day.

Those who have not had both jabs must self-isolate at home for 10 days. You will also need to have a PCR test on the second and eighth days of your self-isolation. If you opt for Test to Release, you can take an additional test on the fifth day to get out of quarantine (if your result is negative), but you will still need to take the additional test on the eighth day.


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