Free vaccine for foreigners living and working in Cambodia

The Royal Cambodian Government has announced on 9 April 2021, a COVID-19 vaccination campaign for all foreigners who are working and living in the Kingdom.

According to Khmertime’s report,Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng, who is also the committee chairman of Inter-Ministerial Committee to Combat COVID-19 says vaccination for foreigners in Cambodia has run smoothly because it has set up a mechanism for voluntary vaccinations for foreigners.

All foreigners living or working in Cambodia who are not under the umbrella of the United Nations, international organisations, bilateral organisations, international financial institutions, embassies or local legal organisations are eligible for vaccinations free of charge.

The Ministry of Labor is responsible for compiling names of foreigners holding regular (E) visas and having work permits issued by the Labor Ministry is calling out to foreign investors, businessmen and women, skilled workers, artists, doctors, teachers, athletes, consultants and experts.

In order to get vaccinate, valid passports, valid visas and work permits are required.

However, the notice said foreigners in category (A) who have applied for vaccination will receive prior information, which may coincide with officials, staff, and workers at ministries, institutions, factories, companies, or locations designated by the Ministry of Health.

It also instructed local authorities in Phnom Penh and provinces to compile a list of other foreigners not in category (A), including Cambodian citizens holding foreign passports (holding special visas K) foreigners who are married to Cambodian citizens, foreigners who retire, and foreigners who stay legally for a long time.

Foreigners in category (B) will be vaccinated at the same time as Cambodians determined by the Ministry of Health.



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