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Quarantine now compulsory for airline passengers to S'ville

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Passengers have their temperatures checked before boarding a flight at Phnom Penh International Airport. Heng Chivoan

Quarantine now compulsory for airline passengers to S'ville

Inbound airline passengers from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap into the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk will now be required to undergo 14-day quarantine, according to a decision signed by governor Kuoch Chamroeun on April 29.

«This measure is part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus in areas determined by the Ministry of Health as Covid-19 hotspots where transmission cases are linked to the February 20 community outbreak," said the decision.

Chamroeun said exemptions are granted to passengers in transit and those who need to visit a hospital, health centre or maternity hospital in case of emergency.

Providers of public and emergency services are also spared from this measure.

"Those exempted from quarantine are required to follow preventive measures including mask wearing, physical distancing and other hygienic practices.

Foreign passengers under quarantine will be charged according to tariffs announced by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Econonomy and Finance in June last year.

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