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Cambodia drops COVID test requirements for overseas visitors

Prime minister wants to open economy and learn 'to live with COVID'

Tourists at the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia in March 2018. Tourism accounted for two million jobs and contributed to a quarter of the country's gross domestic product before the pandemic.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -- Cambodia on Thursday dispensed with a requirement for visitors from overseas to take COVID-19 tests, as the country moved ahead of most neighbors by relaxing most restrictions to spur more investment and tourism, officials said.

The Southeast Asian country has vaccinated 92.31% of its population of 16 million against the coronavirus, one of the highest vaccination rates in the region, official data shows.

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