(Phnom Penh): Royal Government- Private Working Group for Rehabilitation and Promotion of Cambodia’s Tourism During and After the Covid-19 Crisis, following the completion of its second meeting on the morning of 29th November 2021 showcased a number of summary outcomes for laying out the implementation to facilitate to the reception of international tourists.
Please be informed that, on last 15th November 2021, Samdech Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Cambodia, announced to reopen the country to receive international tourists with facilitation of entire conditions of travel by not required to quarantine.
His Excellency Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and Chair of the Royal Government- Private Working Group for Rehabilitation and Promotion of Cambodia’s Tourism During and After the Covid-19 Crisis presiding over the meeting, had summed up the results of the meeting as follows
- First Point
The Royal Government- Private Working Group for Rehabilitation and Promotion of Cambodia’s Tourism During and After the Covid-19 Crisis agreed to continue to do the remaining works in the first phase and continue to promote the implementation of action plan in the second phase as stipulated in the action plan tables of the Royal Government- Private Working Group for Rehabilitation and Promotion of Cambodia’s Tourism During and After the Covid-19 Crisis 2021 – 2023 and the 17 priority projects endorsed by the royal government as stimulated in Road-map on Rehabilitation and Promotion Cambodia’s Tourism Sector During and After Covid-19 Crisis.
- Second Point
The meeting congratulated for the two significant strategic documents, officially adopted by the royal government on last 23 October 2021, which include “Policy Measures to Drive Domestic Tourist Movement 2021 – 2023” and “Strategic Plan on Reopening to Vaccinated Tourism”.
The meeting has supported and agreed to contribute to implementing activities in Policy Measures to Drive Domestic Tourist Movement 2021 – 2023 and asked to strengthen the structures of the capital – provincial tourism development committees. Meanwhile, the meeting also committed to implementing the action plans of the Strategic Plan on Reopening to Vaccinated Tourism to make the realization of attractiveness to international tourists to visit Cambodia.
Furthermore, the meeting asked to have seriously following and monitoring mechanisms – especially support to the creation of “operating working group to manage Safe tourist destinations” at capital and provinces, as the main tourist destinations such as the capital of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Preah Sihanouk provinces.
- Third Point
Along with the announcement of the reopening of Cambodia, the meeting proposed to increase connectivity, especially international and domestic flights. The working group remains committed to working together in organizing, facilitating, and providing warmth to international tourists and implementing in line with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the management of international checkpoints by land and air on a new normal.
- Fourth Point
The meeting supported and agreed to put out a draft of the document “What Should Do and What Should not Do for foreign tourists arriving Cambodia” in order to be as a contribution of tourists in implementing the measure (3 Prevention, 3 Don’t) of the royal government inconsistent with the concept “travel and safe tourism on a new normal”.
- Fifth Point
The meeting supported and agreed on the putting out includes:
- Standard Operating Procedures on New Normal for Supermarkets
- Standard Operating Procedures on New Normal for Small – Supermarkets
- Standard Operating Procedures on New Normal for Public Markets
- Standard Operating Procedures for Untidy Markets
The meeting would like to take the 4 daft documents to submit to Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat against Covid-19 for review and approval. Please be informed that the meeting also discussed the safety strengthening at the border checkpoints at land, waterways, and international airports.