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Cambodia scraps PCR, rapid tests for fully vaccinated passengers

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Passengers arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport last year. Heng Chivoan

Cambodia scraps PCR, rapid tests for fully vaccinated passengers

The Ministry of Health on March 17 announced that fully vaccinated inbound passengers will no longer be required to show a PCR test result proving they are negative for the coronavirus 72 hours prior to their arrival in Cambodia.

According to the notice signed by health minister Mam Bun Heng, inbound passengers are also exempted from Covid-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival, though they are "encouraged" to do so on their own.

The notice said Visa on Arrival for passengers arriving by land, air and waterway will also resume.

All passengers are nonetheless required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon arrival, with those who have not been fully vaccinated required to undergo a 14-day quarantine as designated by the health ministry or relevant authorities.

The exemptions apparently come as the Covid-19 situation in Cambodia has been largely brought under control, with cases of the highly contagious Omicron variant remaining below 200 over the past week.

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