Cambodia's Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen wished the last 233 passengers, 20 of them sailors and 22 multi-national crew members, to leave the MS Westerdam on a bus. 10 departures from Sihanoukville head to Phnom Penh to return to their respective countries by flight from Phnom Penh.

Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote on Facebook on the afternoon of February 19, 2020: "All passengers before they are allowed to leave the ship are subject to heat tests and medical tests. The presence of experts from the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United States Centers for Disease Control (UNCDC) "We guarantee that there is absolutely no HIV 19 (COVID-19)."

Not only that, the crew also had to undergo a medical examination before being allowed to board the MS Westerdam from the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port.

In addition, Samdech Techo Hun Sen said that

This is good news for both Cambodia and all the tourists who are looking forward to returning to their families in their homeland.

The prince stressed that this work, without the proper decision of the King, would not be the fate of all passengers on the ship, which had almost disappeared, some food was missing, and the ship was almost out of fuel. “Cambodia is poor and small, but its heart is wide, loving and gracious,” he said.