Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020 (Latest Updates)

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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020 (Latest Updates)

Post by rsc72 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 am

Business Visa. It starts with the letters EI. It's good for 3 months so I have a window to make a dash for it. The London embassy are not issuing tourist visas.
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Can I ask how you got the Business visa. I'm in the US and Cambodia Embassy official here told me I could get a business visa as long as I had an official letter of invite from a Cambodia company with a tax id. It has to have the duration of stay, your address in Cambodia and what type of job or visit. Are there services that can provide official letters?
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020 (Latest Updates)

Post by Apollo91881 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:41 am

rsc72 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 am
Business Visa. It starts with the letters EI. It's good for 3 months so I have a window to make a dash for it. The London embassy are not issuing tourist visas.
Can I ask how you got the Business visa. I'm in the US and Cambodia Embassy official here told me I could get a business visa as long as I had an official letter of invite from a Cambodia company with a tax id. It has to have the duration of stay, your address in Cambodia and what type of job or visit. Are there services that can provide official letters?

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We use CIBT. They have the cover letter templates and everything.
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020 (Latest Updates)

Post by rsc72 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:31 am

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Can I ask how you got the Business visa. I'm in the US and Cambodia Embassy official here told me I could get a business visa as long as I had an official letter of invite from a Cambodia company with a tax id. It has to have the duration of stay, your address in Cambodia and what type of job or visit. Are there services that can provide official letters?

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We use CIBT. They have the cover letter templates and everything.
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Thank You will contact them tomorrow. Also should I have to worry about the company cover letter having to have a Cambodian tax id?
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020 (Latest Updates)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:29 pm

June 9, 2020
Thirty people screened for COVID-19 after contact with latest patient
Contact tracing efforts from the 30-year-old COVID-19 patient diagnosed on Saturday have led to the identification of 30 people, the Ministry of Health said yesterday.

“We have tracked more than 30 people so far, including foreigners who had direct and indirect contact with the patient,” said Ly Sovann, director of the Communicable Disease Control Department, yesterday, he added officials have already collected samples from the contacts, all of which have been sent to the capital’s Pasteur Institute for testing.

“We can say there is a low risk of infection for those 30 people because they haven’t shown any of the coronavirus symptoms. However, we will still follow the protocols to ensure that a virus spread is prevented,” said Mr Sovann, noting the 30 tracked contacts asked for their 14-day quarantine be served at their homes.

The Health Ministry on Sunday said the new patient is a resident of Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district who returned from France via South Korea on May 24. After his 14-day self-quarantine and the second round of COVID-19 screening, the patient tested positive for the virus, becoming the Kingdom’s 126th patient.

His travel history revealed he also travelled to Britain and Germany before departing from France. He is now being treated at the capital’s Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731638/t ... t-patient/
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Post by Doc67 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:50 pm

rsc72 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 am
Business Visa. It starts with the letters EI. It's good for 3 months so I have a window to make a dash for it. The London embassy are not issuing tourist visas.
Can I ask how you got the Business visa. I'm in the US and Cambodia Embassy official here told me I could get a business visa as long as I had an official letter of invite from a Cambodia company with a tax id. It has to have the duration of stay, your address in Cambodia and what type of job or visit. Are there services that can provide official letters?
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I have a letter of current employment, plus registration at my Sangkat from 2018, plus a medical insurance policy issued by a AG Cambodia in Phnom Penh, plus lots of old visas and stamps in my passport, plus bank accounts if he wanted to see them. It is very clear that I have a strong connection with the country from the papers.
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Post by Mr. Yuck » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:05 am

Apollo91881 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:41 am
rsc72 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 am
Business Visa. It starts with the letters EI. It's good for 3 months so I have a window to make a dash for it. The London embassy are not issuing tourist visas.
Can I ask how you got the Business visa. I'm in the US and Cambodia Embassy official here told me I could get a business visa as long as I had an official letter of invite from a Cambodia company with a tax id. It has to have the duration of stay, your address in Cambodia and what type of job or visit. Are there services that can provide official letters?
We use CIBT. They have the cover letter templates and everything.
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What is CIBT?
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Post by BklynBoy » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:38 am

Apollo91881 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:41 am
rsc72 wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:38 am
Business Visa. It starts with the letters EI. It's good for 3 months so I have a window to make a dash for it. The London embassy are not issuing tourist visas.
Can I ask how you got the Business visa. I'm in the US and Cambodia Embassy official here told me I could get a business visa as long as I had an official letter of invite from a Cambodia company with a tax id. It has to have the duration of stay, your address in Cambodia and what type of job or visit. Are there services that can provide official letters?
We use CIBT. They have the cover letter templates and everything.
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what is an "official" letter of invite? a letter on school letterhead ? letter w/ school logo? i am in communication by email back/forth ( with embassy).. He said i can email him later the accommodation. I told him how would i know where i am going to live yet? i am not even there- but framed the question better. You can just pick a guesthouse or pay for 1 nite in a guesthouse so u have a receipt if they ask.

i am almost positive the Embassy in DC will not reach out to my friend at the school. I can let you guys know as i am sending my business visa package out on Monday or Tuesday. I also asked about duration of stay and he said just put the amount of time stated in the school contract ( which i made up)
He never mentioned Tax id
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020 (Latest Updates)

Post by newkidontheblock » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:05 am

atst wrote:Sorry I read it as he was only traveling for few weeks not getting back to wife, (So every tourist will now have to book a hotel ) apologize if I'm wrong.
OP will need to book at least 3 weeks. Every tourist will lose at least 1-2 days of their hotel reservation due to virus retesting at the airport and waiting for results. In a no WiFi zone. And if 1 person on the flight tests positive, everyone goes into government quarantine and the tourist loses another 14 days of hotel reservation on top of that. If not, 14 more days of hotel confinement and retest. After 16 days or so, the tourist can emerge to do touristy things.

Oh, and the government mandates a 3,000 dollar deposit on arrival to cover virus related costs.

Pity the factory owner who is coming to meet with officials about his idling factory and out of work staff.

He’ll be late for the meeting.
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020 (Latest Updates)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:59 am

Two More COVID-19 Cases Reported; Total Cases 128
AKP Phnom Penh, June 14, 2020 --

Cambodia has reported two more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), announced the Ministry of Health in a news release this morning.

The two new cases, it pointed out, are Cambodian men, aged 29 and 22 years old living in Kampong Cham province. They returned from Indonesia on a direct flight on June 12 and were tested positive for the deadly virus a day after. They were admitted to Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.

The other 44 passengers, including a four-year-old girl, were tested negative, but put under 14-day quarantine, said the news release.

The total confirmed cases in Cambodia rose now to 128, including 57 Cambodians, 40 French, 13 Malaysians, 5 British, 3 Chinese, 3 Vietnamese, 2 Americans, 2 Indonesians, 2 Canadians, and one Belgian.
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Re: Information on Coronavirus in Cambodia from 8 March 2020 (Latest Updates)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:06 am

Another COVID-19 Patient Recovered; No New Case Found
AKP Phnom Penh, June 17, 2020 --

Another patient of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been cured while no new positive case reported, announced the Ministry of Health in a news release made public this morning.

The recovered case is a 26-year-old Cambodian man living in Kampong Tralach district of Kampot province who returned from the Philippines, said the same source, adding that he has been allowed to be discharged from the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh after being tested negative twice consecutively.

Therefore, the number of cured patients in Cambodia rose to 126 of the total confirmed cases of 128, it underlined.
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