Cambodia suspends entry-exit activities of Vietnamese citizens hinh anh 1Checking body temperature in Phnom Penh (Photo: AFP)
Phnom Penh (VNA) - The Cambodian Government has decided to temporarily suspend entry and exit activities by workers and experts of Vietnamese companies operating in the country for one month from July 18 in a bid to prevent the spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under a notice sent from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia to relevant Vietnamese agencies, the measure will not be applied on patients seeking medical treatment in Vietnam, diplomats and civil servants on a mission at the invitation of the two countries’ authorities, and students who have completed their courses or are implementing special tasks permitted by the two Governments.

Employees and experts of Vietnamese companies who have already entered Cambodia, even after finishing quarantine duration, are not allowed to return to Vietnam during the suspension time.

The notice clarified that Cambodia appreciates Vietnam’s understanding on the need to apply this temporary measure, while asking for close coordination between the two sides to promote the transportation of goods through the border with strict observation of pandemic prevention and control regulations of both countries.

Other measures issued earlier will also be effective in parallel with this restriction./.