PHNOM PENH - Cambodia will stop requiring quarantine for travelers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 starting on Monday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday.
The prime minister made the announcement in a voice message on social media after the Southeast Asian country has required lengthy quarantine for more than 18 months.
"After seeing that people have two doses and a negative COVID test, they will be allowed to travel all over the Kingdom of Cambodia," he said.
Hun Sen said travelers will have to show their negative test 72 hours prior to travel and have two vaccine doses. Those who are unvaccinated will be quarantined for 14 days.
Hun Sen said vaccinated foreigners and Cambodians who are in quarantine will be allowed to leave from tomorrow.
"This is a quick way to re-open the country and facilitate travel for our people. I know some of our citizens want to go abroad but are worried about coming back with quarantine required," he said.
Cambodia has vaccinated nearly 90% of its more than 16 million people, one of Asia's highest inoculation rates.
(Reporting by Prak Chan Thul. Writing by Kay Johnson)
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