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Coronavirus in Kampot, Cambodia

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Nov 02, 2020 Update

We Asked: What is currently happening with regard to the Coronavirus outbreak in your area? Please provide as much detail as possible. He replied...

Absolutely nothing. No cases reported since April/May in this area.

How People are Coping

We Asked: How are people handling the situation in your area? He replied...

Cambodia has less than 300 cases reported since the pandemic started. We are living without masks and social distancing requirements. International tourism is at at complete standstill thereby keeping the virus from becoming an issue.

Government Response

We Asked: Describe how the government of the country about which you are reporting is handling this situation. He replied...

Infections are so rare they make the news. Also, relying on sites like Worldmeteres. Info.

Supplies and Shortages

We Asked: Is there a shortage of supplies in your location? He replied...

None

Travel Restrictions and Related COVID-19 Testing

We Asked: Are non-citizens allowed to travel to your country? Describe travel restrictions, COVID-19 testing requirements and any details about traveling into your country. He replied...

To travel to Cambodia requires a $2,000 deposit for testing and treatment. The deposit is returned, minus any testing, housing, and treatment expenses, once you are cleared.

Health Insurance Requirements

We Asked: Is health insurance required when traveling into the country? Is it required when applying for residency? Is this a new requirement since COVID-19? Describe the health insurance requirement. He replied...

Unknown

COVID-19 Testing

We Asked: How easy or difficult is it to get a COVID-19 test locally? Where can you get tested? Do you need to have symptoms or a prescription from a doctor? Describe the process. He replied...

Unknown

Public Healthcare & Public Hospitals

We Asked: Are you enrolled in the public healthcare system where you live? Do you feel that the public hospitals are handling or preparing for the Coronavirus outbreak effectively? He replied...

No. I have expat health insurance.

Private Health Insurance & Private Hospitals

We Asked: Do you have private health insurance? If you have private insurance, does this give you access to private hospitals? Are private hospitals or clinics better prepared, less prepared, or the same? Please explain. He replied...

Yes. Unknown as the only known cases are from international travelers in Phnom Penh and they are few and far between.

Hospital of Choice for Coronavirus Treatment

We Asked: Would you choose a public or private hospital if you needed treatment for Coronavirus? Why? If there is a specific hospital that you would go to in the event of severe illness? Which hospital and why? He replied...

Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital gets the best reviews

Residency & Visa

We Asked: Are new residency applications being processed? Have there been any changes or extensions made in terms of residency and other visa renewals? He replied...

Residency is just a matter of renewing your annual visa. I just renewed mine for November 2020-2021. No issues.

Future Outlook

We Asked: Are you considering returning to your home country due to the Coronavirus? Would this be a temporary move or a permanent repatriation? Please explain. He replied...

I was going to move to Portugal this year but with Covid I realize I'm much better off here in Cambodia.

Other Thoughts

We Asked: Do you have any other thoughts you would like to share? He replied...

Stay safe world!

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