Cambodia visa and travel health insurance guide
January 04, 2019
Visit lush jungles, exotic caves, landmine museums and more when you book a vacation to Cambodia. Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital, is rich with relics that represent their international relations, but that’s not all.
There’s a lot to get excited about when organising your visit to Cambodia when you think about the rich history found in this area. To fully enjoy your adventure, make sure you give yourself peace of mind and organize your travel insurance policy as soon as possible, so you can kick back, relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that you have got all your bases covered.
Aside from finding the right cover for you, here are some other important travel tips to be aware of before you set off on your adventure:
Visa Information for Cambodia
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Cambodia?
You will need to apply for a tourist visa before your visit to Cambodia. You will also need a valid U.S. passport; it must be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond your date of departure from Cambodia and it should have at least 2 blank pages for stamping.
You will also need the following:
• A passport valid for your intended length of stay
• One blank passport page for entry visa
• Valid onward or return ticket
If you have Hungary/U.S. dual nationality, you are required to enter and exit Hungary on your Hungary passport. You must enter and exit the United States on your U.S. Passport.
Health and Medical Advice
Before jetting off on your travels, you should check for any health risks, required vaccinations and any epidemic breakouts occurring in Cambodia. It’s also a good idea to learn the emergency numbers and find out where the nearest hospital is in case of an emergency.
Do I Need to be Vaccinated When Travelling to Cambodia?
There are no obligatory vaccinations when traveling to Cambodia. However, make sure to also update your routine vaccinations. The standard vaccines are:
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
Travel Health Updates in Cambodia
Tuberculosis is becoming a big health concern in Cambodia.
Emergency Contact Information in Cambodia
No one ever wants to have to call the emergency services whilst they’re on vacation, but unfortunately accidents happen and it’s important to be prepared for when they do.
Ambulance Emergency number is: 119
Fire Emergency number is: 118
Police Emergency number is: 117
Cambodia Local Laws and Customs
• Don’t take pictures in airports or on military bases. Always get permission from people when wanting to take their picture.
• If you’re arrested and convicted of a crime in Cambodia, be prepared to spend a lengthy time in prison. You may even spend several months in prison prior to your trial.
• Do not insult or make negative remarks about the monarchy of Cambodia—whether in public protest or via social media.
Safety and Security
Use caution in clubs, discos, bars, restaurants, hotels, places of worship, schools, outdoor recreation venues, tourist areas, beach resorts, and other places frequented by foreigners because there is a heightened terrorist interest in attacking US citizens.
Land Mines and Unexploded Ordnance
Land mines and unexploded ordnance are located in remote rural areas throughout the Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom provinces of Cambodia. Do not visit forests or walk in dry rice paddies without a tour guide present. Call the Cambodia Mine Action Center at 012-800-473/023-995-437 should you find something that looks like a land mine.
Petty Theft and Crime
Like any popular tourist areas, pickpocketing and petty theft are common. Be alert and keep your belongings with you at all times, especially in crowded areas like train stations and popular tourist spots.
Sexual Assault Against Women
Women have been reported to have been sexually assaulted near bars and clubs—possibly from date rape drugs.
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh
#1, St. 96 (entrance on St. 51 between St. 96 and 102), Phnom Penh
Telephone: 855-23-728-402, 051, or 234 Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Emergency after-hours telephone: 855-23-728-000
Email: [email protected]
Useful Tips for Cambodia
Official Language(s): Khmer
The most popular languages spoken in Cambodia is Khmer. English, French and Mandarin are the most common foreign spoken languages.
Currency: Cambodian riel
Before your trip make sure to exchange enough Cambodian riel for your spending requirements and to get the best exchange rates.
Plug Sockets: Type A, Type C, Type G
Cambodia uses three types of plug sockets: A, C and G. The standard voltage and frequency are 230V and 50 Hz. We would recommend that you buy a plug adapter if you don’t have one already.
You can determine if you need a converter or a transformer by looking at the appliance rating plate. A dual voltage rated appliance will display for example ‘INPUT: 110-240 V’ on the appliance body. In this case you wouldn’t need a converter or transformer.
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