The tourism industry has long been regarded as a major contributor to Cambodia’s rapid economic growth. COVID-19, on the other hand, brought the normally thriving industry to a halt in the first quarter of 2020.
Even though restrictions have hampered the plans of enthusiastic visitors, their effect on those whose livelihoods depend heavily on tourism has been far more devastating.
With the Kingdom restricting entry or transit of visitors into the country, tour guides join the long list of workers who have been heavily hit by the pandemic making their source of income entirely lost from touring services they provided. Moreover, other selling services have been declined or closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Siem Reap province.
The remorque drivers, just before the COVID-19 pandemic, ferried foreign tourists every day to Cambodia’s Angkorian temples, marveling each time at the grand stone structures erected by his forebears. Siem Reap is also the gateway to the Angkor temple complex, Cambodia’s most popular tourist attraction and a bustling holiday destination.
During this circumstance, Cambodia has gradually resumed domestic tourism in a regulated manner, implementing all required safety and hygiene protocols as well as requisite guidelines at tourist sites, resulting in a responsible resumption of tourism activities.
Furthermore, the ancient temple of Angkor Wat and surrounding historical sites are welcome you back to visit and explore the world heritage sites. Cambodia is waiting for you! A Small Country with Big Heart.