This page provides update information related to COVID-19 Outbreak in Cambodia

July 9, 2020

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment and tourism sectors (twelfth round)(Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training [Khmer]).

July 8, 2020

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment and tourism sectors (eleventh round) (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training [Khmer]).

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment sector (tenth round) (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training [Khmer]).

The Royal Government of Cambodia announced that owners of entertainment clubs and KTVs can apply to re-open their businesses by converting them into restaurants by following the Ministry of Health’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Source: Khmer Times).

July 6, 2020

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment and tourism sectors (ninth round) (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training [Khmer]).

July 4, 2020

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport announced the plan to allow schools to re-open in stages from August 2020. Schools with high safety standard will be allowed to re-open first (Source: Khmer Times).

July 3, 2020

The Royal Government of Cambodia allowed casinos to re-open their businesses by following the Ministry of Health’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Source: Cambodianess).

June 25, 2020

The Royal Government of Cambodia announced the “Cash Transfer Program For Poor and Vulnerable Households During COVID-19.” The government will pay around $25 million per month to more than 560,000 poor and vulnerable families (Source: Khmer Times).

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has issued a directive on the preventive measures of the second wave of COVID-19 for the transportation business owners in Cambodia (Source: Ministry of Public Works and Transport).

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment and tourism sectors (eighth round) (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training).

June 23, 2020

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment and tourism sectors (seventh round) (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training).

June 19, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism has issued an announcement adjusting the entry requirements for Cambodian citizens holding foreign passport, quarantine for diplomatic officials and international organization officials with Cambodian Diplomatic Visa Type A and Official Visa Type B (Source: Ministry of Tourism).

June 16, 2020

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment and tourism sectors (sixth round) (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training).

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment and tourism sectors (fifth round) (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training).

June 11, 2020

The Ministry of Health has issued an announcement on the charge for Covid-19 test, quarantine, and treatment for Covid-19 at public hospital for internationals entering Cambodia (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer]).

June 9, 2020

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment and tourism sectors (fourth round) (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training).

June 8, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism has issued an announcement on the government’s additional measure on the cancellation of tourism business license renewal fee in 2021 (Source: Ministry of Tourism).

June 6, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism has launched new safety guidelines and codes of conduct for tourism businesses to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (Source: Phnom Penh Post, Ministry of Tourism).

June 5, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism has launched capacity building program for people working for tourism, hospitality and transportation in response to Covid-19  (Source: Ministry of Tourism).

June 4, 2020

The Ministry of Tourism has issued implementation regulation on safety measures for water transport business amid the Covid-19 (Source: Ministry of Tourism).

May 29, 2020

The first 100 days of the Covid-19 response: past investments in health security system pay off, and learning lessons for the future (Source: World Health Organization).

May 26, 2020

The Royal Government of Cambodia has issued a directive on the additional measures to support private sectors and workers that have been affected by the spread of Covid-19 and to boost the Cambodian economy after the Covid-19 (Source: The Royal Government of Cambodia [Khmer]).

The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the release of funding support for suspended workers in garment and tourism sectors (first, second, and third rounds) (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training [Khmer]).

May 20, 2020

The Ministry of Health has issued an announcement amending measures on protection, prevention, and response to the spread of Covid-19 for passengers entering into Cambodia through various means of transportation (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer]). The amendment to the measures states that any traveler entering Cambodia is required:

  • to have a health certificate proving that they are Covid-19 negative within the last 72 hours,
  • to have health insurance with the minimum amount of USD 50K, and
  • to do quarantined for 14 days at government designated place and tested for corona virus (Source: SKIFT).

May 19, 2020

The Ministry of Health has sent a letter to the minister of Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts regarding its permission on the reopening of museums to welcome local and international visitors staring from June 2020 (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer]).

The Ministry of Health has sent letters to all provincial and city governors to continue educate people about healthcare and monitoring to prevent the second wave of the Covid-19 in Cambodia (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer])

May 16, 2020

The Ministry of Health announced the recovery of the last patient (out of 122) of Covid-19 in Cambodia. To date, Cambodia has tested 14,684 samples for Covid-19 between January and 15 May 2020. Though there has been no new cases found in Cambodia for more than a month, the Ministry of Health advises its people to be cautious and adapt the New Normal Life in the fight against Covid-19 (Source: Ministry of Health).

May 12, 2020

Ministry of Planning has informed all city and provincial governors to monitor the process of identifying poor families to help ensure they can receive financial assistance during Covid-19 pandemic (Source: Phnom Penh Post).

May 11, 2020

Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training began providing soft-skill training for suspended workers is to improve the workers’ communication and negotiation skills, teamwork, dispute resolution and knowledge on labor laws and rights (Source: Khmer Times).

May 4, 2020

The government is still carrying out measures to have temporarily closed KTVs, and entertainment clubs in order to curb the next wave of possible coronavirus outbreak (Source: Khmer Times). 

The Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport rejected a letter, which announced all educational institutions and schools in Cambodia will reopen today, as fake news (Source: Khmer Times). 

The “State of Emergency” was signed into law by Acting Head of State Say Chhum on last Wednesday (Source: Khmer Times). 

 April 30, 2020

 The newly launched TVK2 will continue its role to provide special education support even after Covid-19 pandemic (Source: Khmer Times). 

April 27, 2020

Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training announced that private institutions are not required to pay National Social Security Fund for six months until September 2020 (Source: Phnom Penh Post [Khmer])

The Constitutional Council of Cambodia approves State of Emergency draft law (Source: Khmer Times)

April 24, 2020

Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training concluded health check with garment workers who have returned after new year celebration that none of those workers are Covid-19 positive (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training [Khmer])

Cambodian government would temporarily postpone recruiting new officials (Source: Khmer Times)

Think! Think! free online classes launched by MoEYS and JICA (Source: Khmer Times)

22 April 2020

Muslim council bans gatherings during Ramadan (Source: Khmer Times)

E-Learning via radio for indigenous students (Source: Khmer Times)

No necessity to declare State of Emergency with COVID-19 situation under control said Chin Malin, Secretary of State and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Justice (Source: Khmer Times)

21 April 2020

Three-month tax exemption for hotels, guesthouses (Source: Khmer Times)

E-Learning moves to TV (Source: Khmer Times)

National post company presses pause on international deliveries amid pandemic (Source: Khmer Times)

19 April 2020

The Phnom Penh Municipality has arranged 37 schools comprising 699 classrooms for workers to be on a 14-day quarantine in order to avoid the spread of Covid-19 after they return from new year celebration. (Source: Radio France International [Khmer])

18 April 2020

Government extends school closures “until further notice” to fight Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: Khmer Times)

17 April 2020

All Senate Members Support “State of Emergency” Law (Source: Khmer Times)

Mandatory quarantine to help prevent coronavirus spread (Source: Khmer Times)

16 April 2020

Cambodian government has revoked the decision on travel restriction across provinces from 6:00 a.m. of 16 April 2020. (Source: Royal Government of Cambodia)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the continuation of 1) the implementation of travel restriction for passengers from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Spain, and the United States of America from entering Cambodia, 2) delay of the issuance of Visa, Tourist Visa, E-visa, and Visa on Arrival, and 3) the requirement of health certificate and health insurance for any visitors who enter Cambodia. (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation)

15 April 2020

The Ministry of Health has issued a new protocol that any person who dies of Covid-19 must be cremated or buried immediately after his or her passing to prevent the spread of the virus. (Source: Khmer Times)

The Ministry of Health has requested the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training to require workers who return from new year celebration to be on a 14-day quarantine after they return from new year celebration. (Source: Ministry of Health)

14 April 2020

The Ministry of Tourism has issued a directive for golf course owners to implement in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. (Source: Ministry of Tourism)

13 April 2020

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has allowed private academic institutions to conduct online examinations provided that the examinations are to be held in line with the standards of the ministry. (Source: Khmer Times)

9 April 2020

The government requires 14-day quarantine without pay for workers who insist on traveling from their residence to other provinces for Khmer New Year  (Source: Khmer Times)

The government has issued a travel restriction for the upcoming Khmer New Year in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The restriction includes ban on getting in and out of Phnom Penh, from one district to another and from one province to another. However, all transportation of goods by land, water and railway, vehicles belonging to civil servants and armed forces, public and private ambulances, fire trucks, and waste collecting trucks are exempted from the ban. Additionally, transportation of garment workers is permitted by the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and of people going to hospitals or commune health centers is also allowed but is limited to only four people at one time. This directive becomes effective from 24:00 of 9 April 2020 to 24:00 of 16 April 2020. (Source: Royal Government of Cambodia)

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has announced the delay of national exams for grade 12 and grade 9 (Source: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport [Khmer])

All entering Cambodia are required to be quarantined in designated quarantine area (Source: Khmer Times)

7 April 2020

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has appealed to all provincial-city governors to temporarily suspend all spot activities and exercise at both public and private facilities. (Source: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport [Khmer])

Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has issued an announcement on the delay of 2020 new year holiday. (Source: Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training [Khmer])

Ministry of Tourism has called for all Tourism Departments through the country to temporarily suspend all massage and spa services until further notice. (Source: Ministry of Tourism [Khmer])

Cambodian government announces to allocate an additional $475 million to fight covid-19. (Source: Fresh News)

Each laid-off worker to get $70 a month from government. (Source: Khmer Times)

6 April 2020

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has issued measures for farmers to follow to boost crop cultivation during the upcoming rainy season. The measures include the promotion of quality crop development, meeting market needs, acquiring pest control, seed distribution and the increase of livestock and fish yields. (Source: Khmer Times)

5 April 2020

The General Commissariat of National Police (GCNP) has issued a directive instructing the police department, specialized departments under GCNP, and all provincial police to develop security, order and social safety plans in locations under their command in order to maintain order during the Khmer New Year and only allow family gatherings. The measures are to ensure security and prevent the spread of Covid-19. (Source: Phnom Penh Post)

The government has suspended fish exports in an effort to stabilize domestic supply amid Covid-19 outbreak. (Source: Phnom Penh Post)

The Ministry of Health has issued a directive calling on barbershops, and other relevant service industry owners to exercise more precaution measures, including wearing protective equipment, cleaning properly, and maintaining a safe distance from each other (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer]); and has instructed drivers who transport more than 10 people at once (Bus and Min Bus) to implement measures, including ensuring proper ventilation​​ by opening windows instead of using air-con, requiring passengers to wear masks and having sanitizer on hand (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer]).

3 April 2020

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has established a working group to strategically manage the supply and maintain the price of necessary products during the Covid-19 (Source: Ministry of Economy and Finance [Khmer])

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has established a working group to draft a national policy on budget, financial aid and social support during the Covid-19 (Source: Ministry of Economy and Finance [Khmer])

2 April 2020

The Ministry of Education has issued an announcement for all gyms all over the country to close temporarily. (Source: Ministry of Education [Khmer])

1 April 2020

The spokesperson from the Ministry of Economy and Finance said that the allocated budget of about $800 million to $2 billion aid package will only be given to those businesses that are legally registered and are formally verified. (Source: Khmer Times)

The National Assembly is discussing the draft law on state of emergency if the country runs into danger, particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak. (Source: Phnom Penh Post)

31 March 2020

The government has issued a three-month minimum tax exemption for the aviation sector and an exemption on all types of monthly taxes for tourism operators:

  • The minimum 10 per cent tax exemption applies from March to May for airlines operating in Cambodia.
  • Airlines are allowed to set up debt repayment plans to be paid in installments following the temporary suspension of operations.
  • Tourism operators eligible for tax exemption include hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and aviation agencies that are registered with the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s General Department of Taxation.
  • Geographical locations eligible for this measure include Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Preah Sihanouk, Kep, Kampot, Bavet and Poipet. (Source: Phnom Penh Post)

Prime Minister Hun Sen has directed the government to purchase 5.2 million face masks for nationwide distribution, among which 4 million masks will be ordered from abroad while 1.2 million masks will be in private factories in Sihanoukville (Source: Khmer Times)

30 March 2020

All casinos in Cambodia are advised to temporarily close from 1 April 2020 until further notice (Source: Ministry of Economy and Finance [Khmer])  

The government has suspended the export of paddy rice and milled rice from 5 April 2020 until further notice in order to ensure sufficient supply in the country. (Source: Ministry of Economy and Finance; Ministry of Commerce [Khmer])

Any unregistered Covid-19 test kits and medicines being sold in the market to be immediately seized and the sellers who sell and promote unregistered Covid-19 test kits will be punished accordingly. (Source: Khmer Times; Ministry of Health [Khmer]).

27 March 2020

The government has enacted a month-long suspension of the visa exemption policy, tourist visa, e-visa, and visa on arrival for all foreigners wishing to enter Cambodia from March 30th. (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation)

The Ministry of Commerce has appealed to business owners including online sellers to maintain reasonable price of products during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Ministry might take legal action against opportunists profiteering from price increase. (Source: Ministry of Commerce [Khmer])

The Ministry of Interior has advised all provincial-municipality governors to take appropriate measures to manage returning migrant workers from Thailand in response to Covid-19. (Source: Ministry of Interior [Khmer])

26 March 2020

City bus, water taxi services will be temporarily closed to prevent spread of Covid-19. (Source: Khmer Times)

The Ministry of Tourism has issued a directive for the indefinite closure of beer gardens across the Kingdom. (source: Khmer Times)

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has allowed its officials to work from home. (Source: Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport [Khmer])

25 March 2020

The Royal Government of Cambodia has just launched a new website https://covid19-map.cdcmoh.gov.kh  to provide the latest information about the Covid-19 in Cambodia. (Source: CDC/Ministry of Health [Khmer])

23 March 2020

The government plans to use school classrooms throughout the country as treatment facility for Covid-19 patients. (Source: Koh Santepheap Daily [Khmer])

The Phnom Penh Municipality has appealed for migrant workers who have returned home from Thailand and other countries to be self-quarantined at home for 14 days and have their health checked regularly. (Source: Phnom Penh Municipality [Khmer])

19 March 2020

Entry of Vietnamese nationals into Cambodia and Cambodian nationals into Vietnam via land, water way and air will be suspended, effective from 23h59 of 19 March 2020. (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation)

18 March 2020

The government has issued directive to ban outside people from visiting their relatives in prisons. (Source: Radio French International [Khmer])

The government planned to establish National Committee to Fight Against Covid-19, which is chaired by Prime Ministry. (Source: Radio French International [Khmer])

17 March 2020

The Ministry of Health has announced that it will convert former 5-star hotel The Great Duke Hotel (Source: Fresh News and Ministry of Health [Khmer]) and former Chak Angre Health Center in Chak Angre, Meanchey District (Rasmei Kampuchea [Khmer]) into treatment facility to treat patients that test positive for COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health announces the ban on  all religious celebration (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer]), concerts in public place (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer]), KTV and Cinema (Source: Rasmei Kampuchea [Khmer]), entertainment clubs, Royal Palace and museums (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer]) throughout the country.

All concerts in public spaces banned (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer])

Institut Pasteur du Cambodge doesn’t provide Covid-19 test – those who thought they might get infected by the virus should visit Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, and provincial health center at their respective province (Source: Institut Pasteur du Cambodge)

National Bank of Cambodia has urged government ministries, financial institutions and the public to conduct cashless payment via electronic systems where possible to combat the spread of Covid-19. (Source: Phnom Penh Post)

16 March 2020

Ministry of Foreign Affairs allows its staff to work from home. (Source: Radio French International [Khmer])

Ministry of Health appeals for Prime Minister’s volunteer doctors to join the ministry in fight against the covid-19 outbreak. (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer])

Ministry of Health calls for all provincial governors to establish a committee to fight against the covid-19 at their respective province with members from all relevant provincial departments. (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer])

15 March 2020

The government has issued directive for Cambodian public and civil servants that:

  • If not necessary, all citizens should not travel to European countries, the U.S, and Iran
  • All civil servants of all government agencies at all levels are not allowed to attend any meetings that take pace in European Countries, the U.S., and Iran.
  • All civil servants and citizens who have just returned from European countries, the U.S., and Iran are required to self-quarantine for 14 days (counting from the arrival date). (Source: Prime Minister’s Facebook Post, Ministry of Health [Khmer])

14 March 2020

Government bans travelers from Italy, Germany, Spain, USA, and France from entering Cambodia (Source: Ministry of Health [Khmer])

10 March 2020

Cambodian government allocates up to $2 billion for economic fallout from coronavirus (Source: Voice of America)

5 March 2020

Finance Ministry allocates $30 million for Covid-19 fight (Source: Voice of America)


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