Travel between Malaysia and Cambodia via Singapore to become available in days

The Transit Holding Areas will be put through deep cleaning and disinfection regularly. PHOTO: CHANGI AIRPORT GROUP. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

PHNOM PENH, Aug 28, 2020, Khmer Times. Singapore Airlines has secured approval for passengers to travel between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, transiting via Singapore, Khmer Times reported.

The process will renew travel between Malaysia and Cambodia (via Singapore) which was banned in August because of fears of COVID-19 spreading more widely.

Singapore Airlines will run two weekly services between Phnom Penh and Singapore from Sept 1, on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Those flying from Phnom Penh to Kuala Lumpur can depart from Phnom Penh International Airport on a Tuesday, transit in Singapore Changi Airport overnight and then catch
a connecting flight to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on a Wednesday.

During transit in Singapore, all passengers will be required to remain in the designated transit holding area until they are official escorted to a boarding gate for their connecting flight.

The Cambodian government temporarily banned all flights from Malaysia and Indonesia on Aug 1. All arrivals will be required to follow strict quarantine conditions once arriving in Cambodia.

They include a $2,000 deposit at a bank set up in Phnom Penh International Airport, 14 days in self-isolated quarantine at a designated hotel or other agreed venue and a COVID-19 test. The passenger is free to go about his or her business thereafter if cleared.

Further details are not yet available or unclear, including the cost of the flights and hotels or who will be allowed on the flights and under what conditions. However, it is being regarded by travel observers as a move towards a gradual opening up of borders.

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