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Vaccination open to foreigners in Cambodia

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The Ministry of Health on April 8 issued an announcement on Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners residing and working in Cambodia. Hean Rangsey

Vaccination open to foreigners in Cambodia

The Ministry of Health on April 8 issued an announcement on Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners residing and working in Cambodia, directing the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and local authorities to register them.

Health minister Mam Bun Heng, who is also head of the inter-ministerial committee tasked with combatting Covid-19, said the vaccination is on a voluntary basis.

He noted that the vaccination is for foreign nationals who are not employees of UN bodies, international organisations, international finance institutions, embassies, or local NGOs under the coordination and facilitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Bun Heng said: "The labour ministry shall oversee registration of foreigners who hold ordinary visa (Visa E), and work permit issued by labour ministry.”

Phnom Penh municipal and provincial authorities are responsible for registering Cambodian citizens holding foreign passport with Visa (K), foreigners who are married to Cambodian citizens, foreign retirees, and foreigners with legal long-term residency, among others.

Those who volunteer to get vaccinated must have valid passport and visa and work permit issued by the Ministry of Labour, Bun Heng said.

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