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Cambodian PM, Hun Sen, has announced that from today, vaccinated arrivals will no longer be required to carry out mandatory quarantine. According to a Bangkok Post report, the PM confirmed the decision in a voice recording on social media. Cambodia has been imposing mandatory quarantine on foreign arrivals for the last 18 months. The country’s leader says this will no longer be the case, provided travellers are fully vaccinated and test negative for Covid-19. “After seeing that people have 2 doses and a negative Covid test, they will be allowed to travel all over the Kingdom of Cambodia.” The Bangkok […]

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is VIETNAM doing the same? interested to.move to VIETNAM as the longstay visa seem to have more prescribed condition like raising mandatory health insurance to 3 million baht,most likely the older guy has to leave or face big premium

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5 minutes ago, ken said:

is VIETNAM doing the same? interested to.move to VIETNAM as the longstay visa seem to have more prescribed condition like raising mandatory health insurance to 3 million baht,most likely the older guy has to leave or face big premium

If you are married to a Vietnamese it is much more straight forward to get permanent residency, well 3 year residency(renewable). An old friend of mine in Hanoi has been living there many years after he married a lady there.

https://www.vietnamonline.com/living/permanent-resident.html

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6 minutes ago, ken said:

is VIETNAM doing the same? interested to.move to VIETNAM as the longstay visa seem to have more prescribed condition like raising mandatory health insurance to 3 million baht,most likely the older guy has to leave or face big premium

Probably, but then again it isnt the Commie way to spend their resources on other nationalities

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Interestingly as it’s clearly an alternative. Only been once but it was a great place to visit and was planning on going again sooner than later. Need more details but it doesn’t look like there is a test upon arrival or the one day quarantine. I don’t see any insurance requirement either. 

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2 minutes ago, Poolie said:

Probably, but then again it isnt the Commie way to spend their resources on other nationalities

It's ironic that the conservatives also rant about spending resources on immigrants, but label everything they are against as socialism or communism. Guess it all depends on what side of the fence your on.

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Just now, Lawyers_Guns_and_Money said:

It's ironic that the conservatives also rant about spending resources on immigrants, but label everything they are against as socialism or communism. Guess it all depends on what side of the fence your on.

Or whether the comment is aimed at contributing or simply provoking bickering perhaps ?

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1 minute ago, EdwardV said:

Interestingly as it’s clearly an alternative. Only been once but it was a great place to visit and was planning on going again sooner than later. Need more details but it doesn’t look like there is a test upon arrival or the one day quarantine. I don’t see any insurance requirement either. 

You are correct. They are doing what every other country is doing that is opening up to vaxd foreign arrivals.....every country except Thailand. 

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Just now, Lawyers_Guns_and_Money said:

You are correct. They are doing what every other country is doing that is opening up to vaxd foreign arrivals.....every country except Thailand. 

Because the Thai government in their insular world have simply no comprehension of what needs to or has to be done.

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1 hour ago, EdwardV said:

Interestingly as it’s clearly an alternative. Only been once but it was a great place to visit and was planning on going again sooner than later. Need more details but it doesn’t look like there is a test upon arrival or the one day quarantine. I don’t see any insurance requirement either. 

I suppose it all depends if you want to risk being quarantined if only one person on the plane with you (in any seat) tests positive within a fortnight... 

... but the cost will be taken from the $2,000 in cash (or taken from your credit card) that you've paid on deposit on arrival - reduced from the previous $3,000 - and anything more for treatment will be taken from your mandatory $50,000 of health insurance ... 😯

https://www.mfaic.gov.kh/covid-19

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58 minutes ago, Lawyers_Guns_and_Money said:

You are correct. They are doing what every other country is doing that is opening up to vaxd foreign arrivals.....every country except Thailand. 

 

56 minutes ago, gummy said:

Because the Thai government in their insular world have simply no comprehension of what needs to or has to be done.

Ummm ..... maybe read the fine print .....😂 ..... all that's changed is the quarantine and test on arrival.

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28 minutes ago, Stonker said:

Ummm ..... maybe read the fine print .....😂 ..... all that's changed is the quarantine and test on arrival.

.....and the no travel insurance...yeah.....I read the fine print...that was my point. Cambodia now has the same requirements as the United States, Singapore, and all other countries that are accepting foreign vaxed travel with just a negative pcr test....all....except Thailand. 

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14 minutes ago, Lawyers_Guns_and_Money said:

.....and the no travel insurance...yeah.....I read the fine print...that was my point. Cambodia now has the same requirements as the United States, Singapore, and all other countries that are accepting foreign vaxed travel with just a negative pcr test....all....except Thailand. 

Maybe you need to read it again.

I may be wrong, but I don't think "the United States, Singapore, and all other countries that are accepting foreign vaxed travel with just a negative pcr test" quarantine everyone on the plane if only one person on it tests positive within a fortnight, and charge you for it...

... or make you pay a $2,000 deposit on arrival to cover any Covid expenses ...

... or make you have $50,000 of acceptable health insurance (or pay $90 for health insurance every 20 days) ...

... do they 😂?

 

Edit:

Sorry, I forgot to mention the current total ban on the sale of alcohol in Cambodia - not just in restaurants and bars, but anywhere.

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48 minutes ago, Lawyers_Guns_and_Money said:

.....and the no travel insurance...yeah.....I read the fine print...that was my point. Cambodia now has the same requirements as the United States, Singapore, and all other countries that are accepting foreign vaxed travel with just a negative pcr test....all....except Thailand. 

In hindsight, maybe I've misunderstood you and all that matters to you is that Thailand is still doing a PCR test on arrival while the others aren't, regardless of any other conditions.

If so, fair enough, but I think that being given the choice between:

a) Mandatory health insurance; and 2,000 baht for a PCR test, followed by open beer bars, nightclubs, karaoke and gogo's, openly selling booze with bands, dancing and live music, where you can remove your mask in set entertainment areas, ... and

b) Mandatory health insurance or a $90 bill every 20 days; plus a $2,000 deposit on arrival, followed by no go-go's (ever) and currently not only no beer bars, nightclubs or karaoke, but no alcohol for sale anywhere, where you can't remove your mask anywhere in public in urban areas (except when eating in a restaurant), and you risk being quarantined in a 'state facility' for 14 days at your own expense if anyone anywhere on your flight tests positive within 14 days .....

..... well, I think more people will choose option 'a' and pay the 2,000 baht and have the PCR test.

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2 hours ago, Poolie said:

Probably, but then again it isnt the Commie way to spend their resources on other nationalities

I didn’t think Thailand was a Commie country?…. Oh, you mean Vietnam?  I was understandably confused by your comment 🙃

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Not planning on going to Cambodia...... but it does show the impetus for countries opening up. There's also the added competition for the tourist dollar. The landscape is shifting in Asia...... The country that makes it less difficult, will profit.

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26 minutes ago, Jason said:

Not planning on going to Cambodia...... but it does show the impetus for countries opening up. There's also the added competition for the tourist dollar. The landscape is shifting in Asia...... The country that makes it less difficult, will profit.

It's well worth going to Cambodia - not just for Siem Reap but because when you go to Thailand afterwards you'll probably appreciate it that much more.

... and the beer's cheap, at least when it becomes available again.

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4 hours ago, Stonker said:

I suppose it all depends if you want to risk being quarantined if only one person on the plane with you (in any seat) tests positive within a fortnight... 

... but the cost will be taken from the $2,000 in cash (or taken from your credit card) that you've paid on deposit on arrival - reduced from the previous $3,000 - and anything more for treatment will be taken from your mandatory $50,000 of health insurance ... 😯

https://www.mfaic.gov.kh/covid-19

Not sure those conditions will apply in the near future. After all they just surprised announced the change. It only makes sense any changes to the rules would take a few days to catch up. Hence why I said we need to wait and see more details. Regardless it’s still becomes a legitimate alternative, which just a day ago it wasn’t. 

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2 hours ago, Jason said:

Thanks Stonker. I hope the day will come when I will go to Cambodia. I suppose I have the spectre of the killing fields in my memory.

The killing fields and Tuol Sleng / S21 are an eye-opener because, at least so far, they've neither been dressed up and hyped, nor are they a part of their history that Cambodia has tried to cover up, hide or forget about.

It's not being ghoulish, but they're just things you should make a point of seeing if you go.

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1 hour ago, Stonker said:

The killing fields and Tuol Sleng / S21 are an eye-opener because, at least so far, they've neither been dressed up and hyped, nor are they a part of their history that Cambodia has tried to cover up, hide or forget about.

It's not being ghoulish, but they're just things you should make a point of seeing if you go.

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Yes it is all about the details but I really like the small french colonial style city Kampot. Nice views aginst both river and hills. Mostly decent farangs there too. Can go there by bus from Phnom Penh bus station. This nI look forward to.

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