The Royal Government of Cambodia is considering the reopening of international tourists who are vaccinated to Siem Reap Angkor in quarter 4 of 2021. The decision is made based on better control of the community outbreak. In addition, the vaccination rollout for government officials, tourism operators, workers and those in other sectors advances at a fast pace at this destination.
In response to the request of H.E Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism of Cambodia, Samdech Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has petitioned the Ministry of Tourism to discuss with the Ministry of Health (Ad-hoc committee), relevant ministries and institutions, provincial administration and private sector on possibilities to introduce package tours for vaccinated tourists.
Siem Reap Angkor is one of the main destinations which is well controlled for the community outbreak of COVID-19. This coupling with the already-vaccinated tourism businesspeople, workers and the ongoing rollout for the general population will build trust and confidence for tourists as a new currency in the tourism industry.
In order for the package tours to be attractive, the Ministry of Tourism must work out the following priorities:
1. Build Trust and Confidence
2. Quality service and price
3. Travel facilitation at international borders with respect and compliance to health and safety guidelines
The package tours may be launched for direct flight destinations without transit. Direct flights from neighbouring countries can be seen as one of the priorities.
The project reopening aligns with the implementation of “the Roadmap for Tourism Recovery during and post COVID-19” which has been recently adopted by the government.