Cambodia Requiring Tourists to Pay $3,000 Deposit for Coronavirus Testing
The Civil Aviation Department of Cambodia now requires all foreign visitors to pay a deposit of $3,000 upon arrival in the country, to be used for the costs of testing, quarantining and any medical expenses that may arise from the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, all foreign travelers will be required to show proof of travel insurance that includes medical coverage of "not less than" $50,000.
According to a notice on Twitter, all arriving travelers will be transported to a testing facility at a cost of $5, where they will be administered tests at a cost of $100. Afterward, they will be required to quarantine at a designated hotel or quarantine center for at least one night at a cost $30 per night, with an additional $30 taken out for meals.
And if anyone on their plane tests positive for coronavirus all passengers on board will be required to quarantine for 14 days at designated quarantine centers or hotels, at the daily rates for lodging and meals ($60 per day, totaling $840). That is in addition to transport to the testing center ($5), testing ($100), laundry ($15 per day), the cost of the quarantine center’s health staffers ($6 per day) and security ($3) per day.
If a traveler arrives and tests positive, medical treatment and hospital stays will be deducted ($180 per day) in addition to emergency fees and consultations, the costs of which are determined by the public hospitals.
The notice also said that Cambodia will take $1,500 from a visitor’s deposit for funeral services.
The new deposit requirement went into effect on June 11.