Cambodia requires foreigners to pay for Covid-19 test, quarantine, treatment services

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodia has required foreigners to pay for Covid-19 lab test, quarantine and treatment services, Economy and Finance Minister Aun Pornmoniroth said in a letter dated Monday and released to the media on Tuesday (June 9).

The move was made at the request of the Ministry of Health, the letter said.

Under the kingdom's health measures, all travellers, both Cambodians and foreigners, who travel to Cambodia will be transferred from airports to waiting centres for Covid-19 lab tests and they are required to wait for the test results at those centers.

The letter said a foreigner must pay US$5 for a single trip between airport and waiting centre, $100 for a Covid-19 test, $30 a day for staying at a hotel or at a waiting centre to wait for the test result, and $30 a day for three meals.

It added that if anyone of the passengers is tested positive for the Covid-19, the rest of the passengers in the same group will be quarantined for 14 days, and each of them will be required to pay $100 for one test and $84 a day for hotel or quarantine facility, meals, laundry and sanitary services, doctors and security service.

According to the letter, for Covid-19 positive patients, each of them will be required to pay $100 for one test (maximum four tests) and $225 a day for hospital room, medical treatment service, meals, and laundry and sanitary services.

It added that the cremation service charge for a body is $1,500.

For the issuance of a health certificate on Covid-19, a foreigner is required to pay $100 for a lab test and $30 for the certificate, the letter said.

The Southeast Asian country has so far confirmed a total of 126 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 124 patients cured and two remained hospitalised, according to a Ministry of Health statement. - Xinhua

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