Health quarantine at the Moc Bai International Border Gate (Photo: VNA)

In the note, Cambodia says the regulation does not apply to Vietnamese and Cambodian holders of diplomatic and official passports.

The request is made to avoid inconvenience at the two countries’ border checkpoints, in light of the recent spike of confirmed cases of Covid-19, while Vietnam has imposed travel restrictions requiring 14-day mass quarantine and self-quarantine of all travelers from ASEAN countries, including Vietnamese who return home.

The Cambodian side proposes that the local authorities of the two countries work together to facilitate and ensure that the transport of goods across the common border can be carried out without disruption.

It also requested Vietnamese local authorities to facilitate the repatriation to Cambodia of all Cambodian nationals, if any.

The border closing is carried out in accordance with the direction of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen./.

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