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Vaccine Passports for the Pub – Phnom Penh and the new normal

Covid-19 test in Phnom Penh as a foreigner
Covid-19 test in Phnom Penh as a foreigner

Khuong Sreng, Governor of Phnom Penh has announced that people will be required to provide proof of vaccination to enter almost all establishments in the capital.

What has been announced?

Everybody over the age of 6 years old will be required to provide proof of vaccination to enter educational facilities, markets and most importantly all private business establishments. And yes that means bars, restaurants and anything else that might be deemed “fun”.

Vaccine Passports for the pub – how will it work?

To enter all businesses within the capital customers will need to show proof of vaccination, specifically the blue cards that most of us have.

Covid-19 test in Phnom Penh as a foreigner

Establishments that fail to implement the measures face the possibility of fines, revocation of licenses, or at worst being shut down.

Isn’t Phnom Penh the most vaccinated city on earth?

Apparently so, with official reports stating that almost 100 percent of the capital having received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Theoretically at least this should mean no issues, but of course there is the vocal minority who refuse to get vaccinated.

So, what if I refuse to get vaccinated?

Many of us have had the pleasure of meeting someone only too happy to tell you how fascistic, or communistic enforcing vaccination is. Luckily you will not have to hear these stories for much longer.

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While it is your “human right” not to be vaccinated, it is the duty of the government to protect the needs of the many rather than the few. kind of the same reason you can’t drink drive…..

Vaccine passports for the pub – the alcohol ban is over?

Sadly the alcohol ban is still very much in place, meaning tea-cup sales won’t plummet just yet. The general consensus, or at least hope though is that the ban will end after the Pchum Ben holiday and the mass movement of people has finished.

Covid-19 test in Phnom Penh as a foreigner

All you will need then is your vaccine passport for the pub and a readiness to adapt to the new normal.

Written by Gareth

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