Travel Advice for The Kingdom of Cambodia
The Kingdom of Cambodia
Capital: Phnom Penh

Time Zone GMT + 7
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 855
IDD: Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: Calls must go through the operator
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Not present.
Tourist
Information
Ministry of Tourism, Boulevard Preah Monivong, Corner Rue 232, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tel: (23) 26107 Fax: (23) 24607.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all. Requirements may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure.
Visa
Information
Required by all. Tourist and Business types granted.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Malaria : Exists all year throughout the country in the Falciparum variety, which has been reported as being highly resistant to chloroquine.
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required if arriving from an infected area.
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia, Plague, Poliomyelitis, Rabies.
Food
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption.
Currency Riel (CRI) = 100 sen.
Exchange: US$ are widely accepted and exchanged. Other currencies are not readily recognised. NOTE: Import and export of local currency is prohibited.
Travellers cheques and credit cards are not accepted currently.
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of
Living
Due to civil war, prices fluctuate, although restaurants are in abundance in Phnom Penh.
Languages Khmer. Chinese and Vietnamese are also spoken. French is spoken by older generations and English taught to younger generations.
Weather Tropical Monsoon Climate. May - Oct is the Monsoon. Winters in the North can be cold. Temperatures throughout the country are fairly constant.
Electricity 220 Volts AC 50 Hz. Power cuts are frequent an power is only available in the evenings outside Phnom Penh.
Post 4 - 5 days.
Transport Independent travel is restricted.
ROAD: Travel permits are required to cross provincial borders. Most roads are in poor condition.
DOCUMENTATION: IDP is required.
Special
Information
HIGH RISK. The security situation is improving but is still dangerous. Foreigners have been kidnapped and others may be targeted. NOTE: the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against travel outside major urban areas and tourist sites. Venturing outside areas under government control will carry a higher degree of risk. Banditry is rife. Slow down when approaching check points. Cambodia remains one of the most heavily mined countries in the world.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ask permission before taking photos and extra courtesy should be shown towards monks.