Cambodia Plans to Reopen to Vaccinated Visitors as Early as November 2021, per the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism. Cambodia's borders have been closed to leisure travelers since April 2020, but has become the second most vaccinated country in Asia, after Singapore. Over 70 percent of its 16.5 million people have received one shot, such that 95 percent of adults have received one vaccine shot. Close to 55 percent of the population is fully inoculated, and Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh is now the most vaccinated capital city in the world, per capita. Since most of the vaccinations have been with Chinese vaccines, Cambodia has also started giving booster doses of AstraZeneca to those vaccinated with Sinovac or Sinopharm. Vaccinations for children 12 and older started in August 2021.
Reopening to Vaccinated Visitors
While currently Cambodia requires a 14-day quarantine for the few international arrivals allowed into the country, it's considering either removing or sharply reducing quarantine for fully vaccinated visitors who provide negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before travel, and who also test negative from an arrival COVID test at Phnom Penh International Airport. It's unclear so far whether visitors will be able to arrive and have the on-arrival test at Siem Reap Airport (REP) which is where most international visitors focus their travels, in order to experience the magnificent ruins of Angkor Wat and the other Angkor temples.
Where to Stay Near Angkor Wat
Our top luxury hotel recommendation in Siem Reap is Amansara, with just 24 suites in a tranquil setting, as well as access to some of the best guides and private experiences. TravelSort Clients enjoy Virtuoso benefits when reserving Amansara.
Other options include the Park Hyatt Siem Reap, which we can reserve with Hyatt Prive upgrades and benefits, and Shinta Mani and La Residence d'Angkor (Belmond), which we also reserve with Virtuoso benefits.
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