Cambodia granted automatic extension to stranded foreign travelers

The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced that Cambodia decided to grant automatic extension of tourist visa (Visa T) to foreign citizens and to exempt their visa overstay fines until they are able to depart Cambodia, on 3 March 2020.

According to AKP, The diplomat note had been sent to all Diplomatic and Consular Missions accredited to the Kingdom of Cambodia, said:

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia presents its compliments to all Diplomatic and Consular Missions accredited to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

We are honored to inform the latter that the Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to grant automatic extension of tourist visa (Visa T) to those foreign citizens who are unable to return to their home countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak and for some foreign tourists arrived in Cambodia after 1 January 2020. The foreign citizens will also be exempted from their visa overstay fines until they will be able to depart Cambodia, effective on 3 April 2020”

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  4 comments for “Cambodia granted automatic extension to stranded foreign travelers

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    Simon Gilbert
    June 23, 2020 at 12:39

    Hello,

    I fail to understand what it means when the article says : “until they are able to leave the country”.

    Does that mean we can wait for normal commercial flights to return or should we hop on the first opportunity to leave with repatriation flights for instance?

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      June 23, 2020 at 18:05

      I don’t know either. My guess only the immigration police knows. But I would be safe to assume that as long as the country does not allow regular airlines to run scheduled flight in and out of the country, then you are granted amnesty from any overstay.
      When regular flights resume, you should leave.
      Gregers

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    Hok
    May 20, 2020 at 12:03

    Have you got any answer regarding your question about the exempt to business visa, the visa that I hold is EB.

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    William
    April 27, 2020 at 20:00

    Does the same apply to business visas?

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