The number of international tourists has seen a sharp increase by125 percent to 159,546 in the first three months of this year, a positive sign for the tourism sector recovery since Cambodia announced to fully reopen the country in November last year.

Data from the Ministry of Tourism showed that in the January-March period, Vietnamese tourists topped the Kingdom’s tourism market list with 46,303 visitors, followed by Thai tourists with 39,615.

Chinese tourists, with 12,804, ranked third while the American tourists increased to 8,820.

Cambodia has relaxed entry rules to facilitate the travel and boost tourism, investment and trade since Mar. 17, 2022. The requirement for PCR negative test for COVID-19 within 72 hours before arriving in Cambodia and for rapid test upon arrival at the airport were removed.

Fully vaccinated arrivals are not subject to any quarantine, but those who have not fully been inoculated must be in a 14-day quarantine at the location designated by the Ministry of Health or competent authorities.

Meanwhile, the Cambodian outbound tourists were recorded at 30,410, up 452 percent compared to the same period in 2021.

Cambodia’s high vaccination rate allowed the country to fully resume its socio-economic activities since November last year.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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