A tourist site in Siem Reap, Cambodia (Photo: shutterstock.com) Phnom Penh (VNA) – The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry, with nearly 3,000 tourism and tourism-related businesses closing and more than 45,000 workers losing jobs as of May. Cambodia is one of the Southeast Asian countries that strictly enforce restrictions on foreign arrivals to prevent the spread of the disease. However, this has led to increased unemployment and debt burden, seriously affecting socio-economic development. Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism forecast that the local tourism industry will lose 3 billion USD this year. According to Cambodia’s regulations, all foreigners entering Cambodia must have a 3,000 USD deposit on arrival, medical insurance of at least 50,000 USD, and a health certificate declaring they are free of COVID-19 President of the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents Chhay Sivlin has expressed her concern regarding the entry requirements and called on the government to ease the travel restrictions. “Businesses would not survive if they remain in place,” she said. According to Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon, the local tourism sector has seen some positive signs. During the first three weeks of June, more than 450,000 tourists visited Cambodia – an increase of 7.24… Read full this story
- Hospital Accreditation - The New Mantra of Medical Tourism Industry
- Clearing the Path: 4 Ways Fear Wreaks Havoc on Your Dream and What to Do About It
- Are Your Cosmetics Wreaking Havoc on Your Skin?
- Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder Wreaking Havoc on Your Life?
- Earth Slips Wreak Havoc On Village In Kekunadura (April 12 2007)
- Postcard Marketing For Tourism Industry
- Missleading Fund Names Wreak Havoc On Investor Returns!
- Hurricane Beta Remnants Run Off Wreak Havoc
- "The Unit" Continues To Wreak Havoc On The Competition Every Tuesday Night
- If You Know Your Travel - Know Your Tourism
COVID-19 wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry have 308 words, post on en.vietnamplus.vn at July 3, 2020. This is cached page on Talk Vietnam. If you want remove this page, please contact us.