Foreigners Entering Must Pay For COVID Tests And Quarantine

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia requires foreigners entering the country to pay for COVID-19 lab test, quarantine and treatment services, Economy and Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth said in a letter dated Monday and released to the media on Tuesday.

The move was made at the request of the Ministry of Health, the letter said.

Under the kingdom’s health measures, all travelers, both Cambodians and foreigners, who travel to Cambodia will be transferred from airports to waiting centers for COVID-19 lab tests and they are required to wait for the test results at those centers.

The letter said a foreigner must pay five U.S. dollars for a single trip between airport and waiting center, 100 dollars for a COVID-19 test, 30 dollars a day for staying at a hotel or at a waiting center to wait for the test result, and 30 dollars a day for three meals.

It added that if anyone of the passengers is tested positive for the COVID-19, the rest of the passengers in the same group will be quarantined for 14 days, and each of them will be required to pay 100 dollars for one test and 84 dollars a day for hotel or quarantine facility, meals, laundry and sanitary services, doctors and security service.

According to the letter, for COVID-19 positive patients, each of them will be required to pay 100 dollars for one test (maximum four tests) and 225 dollars a day for hospital room, medical treatment service, meals, and laundry and sanitary services.

It added that the cremation service charge for a dead body is 1,500 dollars.

For the issuance of a health certificate on COVID-19, a foreigner is required to pay 100 dollars for a lab test and 30 dollars for the certificate, the letter said.

The Southeast Asian country has so far confirmed a total of 126 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 124 patients cured and two remained hospitalized, according to a Ministry of Health statement. XINHUA

4 thoughts on “Foreigners Entering Must Pay For COVID Tests And Quarantine

  • June 10, 2020 at 9:11 am

    I entered Cambodia on 17th May on the Korean Airlines flight at Phnom Penh. I read an account of another passenger who was on the same flight as me but a week later.
    It was a similar experience as myself. All the passengers on my flight received a negative test and left the clinic around twenty hours after our arrival. We didn’t pay any costs.
    The information received, organization, comfort, and testing left a lot to be desired.
    Judging by the charges in this article I would hope procedures have greatly improved.

    • June 10, 2020 at 9:53 am

      is insurance cover still required

  • June 10, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    The test in Cambodia $100. In the USA free

  • June 13, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    It is good to be safe from this Virus, at the same time I feel air line is responsible if any sick person is on board the flight and bring the person to Cambodia, therefor it is good to advice all the air Lines not to transport sick passengers to any country. Now I would like to know the deposit that take from passengers at the Air Port, how will that given back.?? If tested positive understand keeping the deposit. Also how long this effect is going to stay any fix date that it will be lifted?? Please let me know as I want to visit my family is Cambodia soon.


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