I would like to know how covid has impacted the accessibility of ordination in Buddhist countries for foreigners. What has changed compared to pre-covid times? How difficult is it nowadays to get ordained in a Buddhist country if you are a foreigner?
Entry to Cambodia:
"* Cambodian authorities have also introduced the following requirements for prevention, containment, and response to the spread of COVID-19 for all travelers entering Cambodia by air, land, and water. All arriving foreigners must:
- Fully abide by locally enforced quarantine measures for 14 days at a hotel designated by the Government of Cambodia.
- Pay a deposit of $2,000 upon arrival at airports for mandatory COVID-19 testing and potential treatment services. The money will be used to pay for an accommodation during the quarantine, testing and transportation from an airport to a hotel.
- Possess a COVID-19 negative medical certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of arrival (see below).
- Purchase a local health insurance package for COVID-19 treatment from Forte Insurance Company. The cost is $90 for a $50,000 policy valid for 20 days.
- Undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival and wait in official facilities/designated hotels to receive laboratory results. Health authorities will then oversee another COVID-19 test on the 13th day of quarantine."—US Embassy