Overview of Recent Updates on COVID-19 Restrictions



For 14 days starting from 29th July 2021 until 12th August 2021, the following activities, occupations or businesses at high risk of contracting COVID-19 disease are temporarily suspended:

  • Schools, including both public and private vocational training schools,
  • All kinds of entertainment businesses including karaoke, bar, disco, beer garden and casino;
  • Resorts, museums, playgrounds and amusement parks;
  • Massage, sauna and steam;
  • Alcohol beverage shops;
  • Cinemas, art theaters, gyms and sports centers of all kinds.

Private meeting or gathering of more than 10 people shall be temporarily suspended, except in the following cases:

  • Gathering of family members in the same house or home;
  • Funeral arrangements in accordance with the regulations of the competent authorities and after taking the body samples to diagnose COVID-19 with negative results. (see the official announcement for additional details)

A curfew is imposed by temporarily suspending all traffic and all employment, occupations or business activities from 9 PM to 3 AM. (see the official announcement for additional details)


The Phnom Penh Capital Administration permits restaurants and food courts to operate during the 14 days activities restriction from 29th July 2021 until the 12th August 2021 by following the below instructions:

  1. Restaurants and food court in hotels and restaurants and food court which can ensure health safety, physical and social distancing, can operate normally and can accept customers to eat in their business premises, but they need to determine the number of customers in a reasonable proportion to the size of the location, in order to maintain physical and social distancing and to ensure adequate ventilation, avoiding congestion (crowds that are at risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus) as well as to draw lines for customers to maintain the 1.5 meters distance.
  2. Restaurants and food courts that are allowed to operate as in the first point above, shall not sell any alcoholic beverages or allow customers to drink any kind of alcoholic beverage in their business premises. Further, they are required especially to apply the curfew by suspending all business activities from 9 PM to 3 AM and shall comply with all the obligations set out in Decision No. 249/21, dated 29 July 2021 of the Phnom Penh Capital.
  3. The management of hotels and owners of restaurants and food courts must implement strict health safety measures, including the duty to wear mask, maintain safety standards, hygiene to avoid a spread of the virus, temperature measurement, scanning QR Code and to follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health, in particular, adhere to the “3 dos and don’ts” measures of the Prime Minister.
  4. The 14 Khan’s Administration and the Phnom Penh Department of Tourism shall cooperate in inspecting all types of hotels and restaurants in Phnom Penh to ensure proper implementation of the contents of this instruction. In the event that the management of the hotel or the owner of any restaurant food court does not comply properly or does not comply with the content of this instruction, it shall take administrative and legal action without exception.


The COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Phnom Penh for children and adults aged 12 to under 18 starts with the first dose from 1 to 14 August 2021 and for the second dose from 22 August to 4 September 2021 following invitation from local authority at the designated location as in the appendix of the official announcement.

Children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and under 18 who came to be vaccinated against COVID-19 shall bring the following documents:

  • Children from 12 to under 15 years old, shall bring birth certificate, residence book, family book, or passport.
  • Adults from 15 years old to under 18 years old shall bring their birth certificate, Cambodian identity card, residence book, family book or passport.

Vaccination for children and adults (>12 – <18) require a written agreement from:

  • Parents and guardians (In the case of children or adults staying away from their parents or guardians, parents and guardians are required to complete this written agreement and send it online to their children or relatives to be given at the vaccination site.
  • Manager for orphans living in the centers
  • In the case of children and youths who are homeless, without guardians or without an exact place of residence, a certificate must be issued by the local authority.

(see the official announcement for additional details including the locations and contact numbers)


Following recommendations from the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health instructed all directors of national hospitals to avoid charging fees to citizens who seek COVID-19 rapid tests.

"This document is for information purposes only and should not be taken as legal or professional advice or as a government announcement".

Please refer to the recent announcements HERE.


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