Cambodia extends tax breaks for airlines, tourism businesses for another 3 months

Xinhua, December 25, 2020

The Cambodian government has extended tax holidays for airline companies and tourism establishments for another three months from January to March, 2021 to help offset losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The extended measures aim to continue stabilizing businesses, as Cambodia is still facing the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis," the government said in a statement released to the media on Thursday.

The statement said people, whose livelihoods have been hit by the pandemic, will also receive cash reliefs from the government for another three months.

It added that unemployed workers in the garment-textile, footwear and travel goods sector will continue to receive 40 U.S. dollars from the government and 30 dollars from the suspended factory per month for another three months, while the jobless in tourism also get 40 dollars a month from the government for the same period.

The government will also continue to provide cash reliefs to approximately 700,000 poor and vulnerable families for another three months, the statement said.

According to the statement, since the onset of COVID-19, Cambodia has controlled the situation of the virus effectively. As a result, the kingdom has seen zero deaths among a total of 363 confirmed cases.

Currently, there are 12 active cases in the country, according to the Ministry of Health.