NagaCorp has confirmed the recent reopening of its Cambodian integrated resort NagaWorld after being closed for six months but says access is currently only available for fully vaccinated guests.
According to a Sunday filing, NagaWorld reopened on 15 September following approval from the Ministry of Health with guests required to have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and show a negative test result obtained inside the previous seven days.
The complex has also been segregated into 37 different zones covering gaming and non-gaming areas with guests required to scan in via QR Code whenever they enter any of the individual zones. Anyone who tests positive after visiting a zone or has been in the same zone as an infected individual will be quarantined as per Ministry of Health advice, and the zone sterilized.
NagaCorp said it also requires all staff to undergo weekly tests although over 95% are fully vaccinated.
The reopening of NagaWorld comes more than six months after closing its doors on 1 March 2021 when mass testing of staff returned 11 positive results – part of a nationwide outbreak than began in February. Despite reporting almost 1,000 daily cases late last week, Cambodia is preparing to reopen its borders and is said to have reduced testing levels in recent days in preparation.
NagaCorp said in Sunday’s note that the reopening of borders with China would play a significant role in its recovery.
“Our strategy going forward is to react to the opportunities offered by the tourism business generated by foreign visitation when the visitation numbers pick up,” the company said.
“The Cambodian government is set to reopen for vaccinated tourists in the fourth quarter of this year. With its attractive and quality facilities and its strategic location in the city centre, NagaWorld has been the focal point of leisure and entertainment activities for incoming travellers since its inception.
“The direction is clear that NagaWorld shall continue to promote tourism in line with the national expectation, more particularly, because of the strong bilateral ties between China and Cambodia, NagaWorld shall be a key player in the promotion of tourism related business between the two countries.”