Cambodia “Preparing To Welcome Back Foreign Tourists In Q4”
Khmer Times Sun, May 23, 2021
A new video released by the Ministry of Tourism seems to indicate that Cambodia is preparing to welcome back tourists in the 4th quarter of 2021, in a move designed to “revive Cambodia’s tourism industry hit hard by the global COVID-18 crisis”
This move comes after figures for 2020 show that Cambodia suffered a tourism decline of around 80% compared to 2019 – which has caused widespread job losses in the vital tourism sector.
The video, entitled Cambodia Preparing To Welcome Back Foreign Tourists In Q4 states that the Ministry of Tourism is studying the possibility of welcoming international visitors in the fourth quarter of the year.
It says that “Foreign tourists who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 will be exempted from quarantine or will have the quarantine period shortened”.
The video further says that the Ministry of Tourism is working with relevant authorities to ensure that Cambodia’s tourist destinations are safe”
In 2019, tourism contributed around 32% of Cambodia’s total GDP, according to OECD figures.
SOURCE – Khmer Times, Cambodia Sun, May 23, 2021