Cambodia has removed its ban on visitors from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain and the United States, which was first imposed in mid-March amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) national news agency reported on 20 May that visitors from these countries are now allowed to enter the country, but with conditions.
The AKP report adds that all passengers entering Cambodia will be required to have a health certificate, which certifies that the passenger has been tested negative for Covid-19. A health risk assessment will also be made to anyone entering the country. In addition, foreign nationals must provide proof of insurance coverage during their intended stay in Cambodia with a minimum medical coverage of not less than $50,000.
Cirium schedules data show that in May 2020, just over 26,000 seats are being offered by 15 carriers on flights departing out of Cambodia for the month. This is a far cry from the 648,700 seats that were offered by 44 carriers in May 2019.
The data also indicate that Cambodia Angkor Air is offering nearly 10,000 seats in May 2020, the highest of all 15 carriers. Asiana Airlines is the largest foreign operator into the country for the month, where it is offering 2,500 seats.
Emirates and Qatar Airways are the only non-Asian carriers to fly into Cambodia.
Meanwhile, a search on Phnom Penh airport’s website shows that there are four flights scheduled to operate on 21 May. Two of these are bound for China, while the remaining two are to the domestic destinations of Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.
Cirium data show that Cambodia has six local airlines: Bassaka Air, Cambodia Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air, JC International Airlines, Lanmei Airlines, and Sky Angkor Airlines.
Cambodia, with a population of around 16.2 million, has 122 confirmed coronavirus cases and zero deaths, as at 21 May, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.