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USA Embassy Lowers Travel Advisory to Cambodia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:29 pm
by Rtrac
Cambodia had been designated with a Level 4 Travel Advisory: The Level 4 advisory instructs U.S. citizens not to travel abroad and requires that Americans who are overseas return to the U.S. or shelter in place. Per the government's updated statement: “The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.

As of August 7, 2020 the Travel Advisory level has dropped:
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Travel Advisory: Cambodia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PHNOM PENH IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN CAMBODIA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.

August 7, 2020

Reconsider travel to Cambodia due to COVID-19. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Cambodia due to COVID-19.  

Cambodia has resumed most transportation options and business operations. Other improved conditions have been reported within Cambodia. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Cambodia.

Exercise increased caution in:
· Phnom Penh due to crime.
· Very remote areas of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Reap, Pailin, and Kampong Thom provinces due to land mines.

Read the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Cambodia:
See the U.S. Embassy's web page regarding COVID-19. 
Visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel and COVID-19.   
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Be sure to put an end date to your trip when you enroll.
Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
Review the Crime and Safety Report for Cambodia.
U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.

Phnom Penh
Street crime, particularly phone and bag snatchings, occurs frequently in areas where foreigners gather; resistance can result in injury. We urge all travelers to be aware of their surroundings at all time and to be extra vigilant when displaying items like jewelry, bags and cell phones in public. Violent crime, such as sexual assault and homicide, is common, sometimes against foreigners.

Do not physically resist any robbery attempt. Use caution when walking or driving at night.

Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Reap, Pailin, and Kampong Thom provinces
Land mines and unexploded ordnance are found in very remote areas throughout Cambodia, and especially in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Reap, Pailin, and Kampong Thom provinces.

Do not touch unknown metal objects; instead notify the Cambodia Mine Action Center at 012-800-473/023-995-437. Use a local guide when walking in forested areas or dry rice paddies in these areas.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to COVID-19 information.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/n ... lH80eIelJw

Re: USA Embassy Lowers Travel Advisory to Cambodia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:48 pm
by John Bingham
Rtrac wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:29 pm Violent crime, such as sexual assault and homicide, is common, sometimes against foreigners.
:? 8-)

Re: USA Embassy Lowers Travel Advisory to Cambodia - Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:15 am
by newkidontheblock
When businesses drop the mandatory re-quarantine at home on arrival for 14 days from abroad and then virus retest afterwards will leisure travel back to Cambodia be viable.