Phnom Penh Lockdown Guide

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Phnom Penh continues to ease lockdown restrictions in most parts of the city, as of May 24, 2021:

  • Curfews have been lifted in Phnom Penh, and alcohol sales and restaurant dining resumed.
  • Public markets have reopened.

As of May 20:

*Map last updated on May 19, 2021. The below graphic of rules has not been updated with the lifting of curfews.

Red Zone Rules

No leaving residences, including for exercise and buying food.
No business activities, including markets. Only Commerce Ministry markets and donations from the government are permitted.
No transport, except for freight and deliveries.
No gatherings.
No alcohol.
Curfew is in place.

Orange Zone

No leaving residences, except for:
  • Commutes.
  • Buying food, groceries and pharmaceuticals. (Up to three times a week.)
  • Medical reasons.
  • Exercise with two or fewer people.
  • Diplomats and journalists.
  • Prior permission from authorities.
No business activities, except for:
  • Markets, grocery stores and restaurants for delivery, as approved by authorities.
  • Pharmacies and other essential services, as approved by authorities.
  • Hotels and guesthouses, with up to 2 percent staffing.
  • Public services and utilities, with up to 2 percent staffing.
  • Factories producing medical equipment or food.
  • Other necessary work as approved by authorities.
No transport, except for:
  • Delivery of food and groceries.
  • Freight.
No gatherings, except for:
  • Family members who live together.
  • Funerals organized with local authorities.
  • Covid-19 testing and other medical activities.
No alcohol.
Curfew remains in place from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Yellow Zone

Travel within the zone is permitted.
Business activities are permitted, except for:
  • Schools.
  • Karaoke clubs, bars and beer gardens.
  • Amusement parks, cinemas, theaters and museums.
  • Gyms, sports centers and massage parlors.
  • Liquor stores.
Only takeaway and delivery are allowed at restaurants.
Transport is permitted.
Gatherings are permitted for up to 10 people. Larger funerals and gatherings for work are also allowed.
No alcohol at gatherings.
Curfew remains in place from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
A map of Phnom Penh’s Covid-19 orange and yellow zones, released on May 19, 2021 by Phnom Penh City Hall.
A map of Phnom Penh’s Covid-19 orange and yellow zones, released on May 19, 2021 by Phnom Penh City Hall.

Updated on May 20, 2021 with VOD map and revised zones. Updated on May 26 to note lifting of curfews.

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