When can you travel to Cambodia? Updated July 2nd, 2021
Cambodia Travel Reopening Updates: July 2nd, 2021
Cambodia, like most of Southeast Asia, appeared to have, until very recently, managed to hold the spread of the coronavirus at bay. From the very beginning Cambodia has had an aggressive stance towards the virus. However, since they conduct a relatively small number of tests, the numbers are almost certainly lower than the reality. A recent surge has resulted in a few hundred cases being reported daily. Cambodia has a population of 16.5 million and its total number of positive cases is 60,385, but the nation has only reported about 602 deaths so far. The country does have a rigorous system of tracing and isolation, and with about 80% of its population spread over not easy to reach rural areas, it has been far more successful in controlling the virus than the western world.
Is Cambodia open for tourism?
Cambodia has been open for all tourists for a few months with some very unique and onerous rules, which the nation keeps changing. Cambodia’s main tourist attraction, Angkor Wat, was closed for two weeks in April but is now open again. However, with the current upswing, we do not recommend planning travel for dates before January 2022, which is when we will start offering private luxury escorted travel to Southeast Asia, including Cambodia.
What requirements will there be for incoming tourists?
It is Easy Tours’ opinion that Cambodia Tourism Authorities will continue to require testing before and/or at arrival, but the current onerous requirements of extended quarantines will end by the fall. Proof of credible vaccine inoculations will almost certainly be required from travelers once the onerous conditions are dropped.
Cancellation options related to Covid-19.
Cancellations due to freshly imposed entry or other significant travel restrictions by the Cambodian Government: If Easy Tours is forced to cancel your tour due to entry restrictions imposed by the Cambodian government, Easy Tours will inform our guests within 2 business days of our in-country offices becoming aware of this fact, and all guest payments will be credited towards future Cambodia travel with Easy Tours. Please note that this does not apply to international flight costs, the contract for which exists solely between the guest(s) and the airline.
Guest Decision to Cancel Travel: For travel ending by February 28th, 2022, if a guest decides that they are not comfortable in traveling to Cambodia for any reason, including the virus, they will have the option to have their payments credited for Cambodia travel before December 20th, 2023 as long as 45 days remain before their tour start date. If less than 45 days remain, or if any of your travel dates are after February 2022, our standard cancellation costs will apply, and refunds, if any are applicable, will be processed according to our standard terms and conditions. Along with our luxury hotel partners, we expect tourism to boom from early 2022 onward due to pent-up demand.
Care for our guests’ wellbeing.
Our tours currently follow these three protocols to ensure our guests wellbeing, and to provide seamless and rewarding experiences:
1. Lodging: We only offer the top luxury hotels and resorts, all of whom have established, and proven, a very strong commitment to the wellbeing of guests and staff. This currently includes daily screening of all staff, screening of incoming guests, very vigorous ongoing sanitizing procedures and practices, availability of on-call physicians, and a lot more.
2. Guides: You will be assigned one Accompanying Tour Director who will greet you when you arrive, and then facilitate all your activities, including serving as your expert guide, throughout your time with us. Our previous guests know that Easy Tours has the best Tour Director’s, and these colleagues will be screened before starting their services with you.
3. Vehicles and chauffeurs: Your vehicle will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized each morning, and hand sanitizer will be available to you in your vehicle at all times. You will have the same chauffeur and vehicle throughout your tour, unless your tour includes multiple regions/countries that require a flight.