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Frequency Answers and Questions

Do I need a visa to enter Cambodia?
Where are the Royal Embassies and Consulates situated at overseas?
Where else can I obtain an entry-visa?
How much shall I pay for my entry-visa?
How much shall I pay for airport tax?
Do I need any vaccinations?
What are temperature and climate for the whole year round in Cambodia?
What attire should I bring on my vacation to Cambodia and what should
I wear when visiting ancient temples and Buddhist Pagodas?
What is the time difference?
What is the best way to travel around the country?
What is the national language?
What if I were to travel alone?
What is the electricity supply of Cambodia?
What are the medical services available in Cambodia?
Is it safe to drink tap water?
How do I rent and drive a car in Cambodia?
Will there be any customs charges upon arrival?
When are the Cambodian school holidays?
Are there any cultural tips I should now about to avoid cultural offence?
What is the procedure if I should want to bring pets into Cambodia?
Do I require medical insurance before travelling to Cambodia?

Most travellers shall be issued entry-visa upon their arrival.  For further information, please directly contact the Immigration Police Unit at the Phnom Penh Airport International or the Siem Reap Airport. Some countries where the Royal Embassies and Consulates of Cambodia installed, travellers shall then apply for an entry-visa prior to their departure. Multi-entry visa can be extended at the Department of Foreigner of the Ministry of Interior.

E-visa is available now and tourists can apply through online

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Herewith the list of Royal Embassies and Consulates of Cambodia locate where most travelers are able to apply for an entry-visa:

Australia, New Zealand
No. 5 Canterbury Crescent,
Deakin, A.C.T. 2600, Australia
Tel: (612) 6273 1259, 6273 1154. 6273 1154    
Fax: (612) 6273 1053
  Belgium, Austria, Nethelands, EU, Luxembourg
264A, Avenue de Tervuren 1150, Bruxeles
Tel: (32) 277 20 372
Fax: (32) 277 08 999
Brunei Darussalam, (Bandar Seri Begawan)
N0. 7, Simpang 1444-14, Jalan Beribi, BE 1118, Gadong, Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel:  (673)  2426450
Fax: (673) 2426452
  People's Republic of China (Beijing)
No 9, Dong Zhi Men Wai Dajie,
Beijing P.R.China,
P C: 100600
Tel: (8610) 653 21889
Fax: (8610) 653 23507
People's Republic of China (Guangzhou)
Room 811, The Garden Hotel,
Huan Shi, Rd. E.Guangzhou P.R.China,
P C: 510064
Tel: (8620) 838 79005
Fax: (8620) 838 79006
  People's Republic of China (Hong Kong)
Unit 616, 6F, Star House, No 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon,
Hong Kong, P.R.China
Tel:  (852) 2546 0718
Fax: (852) 2803 0570
People's Republic of China (Shanghai)
Huasheng Commercial Building 9th Floor,
Hankou Road 400Shanghai, P.R.China
Tel: (8621) 636 16681, 636 00949, 636 00949     
Fax: (8621) 636 11437
  People's Republic of China (Chongqing)
#1902, Building A, No 9, Yang He Road,
Jiang Bei District, Chongqing, P.R China
Tel:  (0086... , 89116416, 89116417
Fax: (0086) 23 89111369
People's Republic of China (Kunming)
4th Floor, Kunming Guangfang Hotel,
No 172, Xinying Road, 650021 Kunming Yunnan Province, P.R China
Tel: (0871) 331 7320
Fax: (0871) 331 6220
  People's Republic of China (Nanning)
No 85, Minzu Ave, 2nd Floor,
Nanseng Tower, Nanning City,
Guangzi China, C 530022,
P.R. China
Republic of Cuba (Havana)
5ta.Ave. No. 7001 e/ 70y 72, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
Tel: (537) 204 1496
Fax: (537) 204 6400
  Republic of France (Residence)
Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece
4,rue Adolphe Yvon 75116 Paris, France
Tel: (331) 4503 4720
Fax: (331) 4503 4740
Republic of France (Paris- UNESCO)
No. 2 Place de Barcelone
75016 Paris, France
Tel: (331) 4525 1502
Fax: (331) 4525 8472
  Federal Republic of Germany, Slovenia, Malta, Cyprus.
Benjamin-Vogelsdorf St.2, 13187
Berlin, F.R. of Germany
Tel: (4930) 4863 7901
Fax: (4930) 4863 7973
Republic of India
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
W-112 Greater Kailash Part II
New Delhi-110048, India
Tel:  (91-11) 2921 4436  / 2921 4435
Fax: (91-11) 2921 4438
  Republic of Indonesia (Jakarta)
JL. TB. Simatupang Kav.13
Jakarta Selatan 12520, Indonesia
Tel:  (62-21) 781 2523
Fax: (62-21) 781 2524
Japan (Tokyo)
Tokyo 1070052, Japan.
Tel: (813) 5412 8521-2
Fax: (813) 5412 8526
  Japan (Osaka)
12-6 Chayamachi Kita-Ku,
Osaka Japan (530-0013)
Tel: (816) 6376 2305
Fax: (816) 6376 2306
Japan (Nagoya)
2-47 Ksmotsuki-Cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya Japan (453-0843)
Tel: (8152) 419 3006
Fax: (8152) 4112611
  Japan (Sapporo)
SOC Bldg. Nishi 11 chome, kita 4-Jo, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, 060-0004 Japan
Tel:  81-(0) 11-231-3511
Fax: 81-(0) 11-231-3325
Korea(D.P.R) (Pyong Yang)
Rue de L'universite Commune Mouscou
Arrondissement Daedongang F90, N.Korea
Tel: (8502) 238 17283
Fax: (8502) 238 17625
  Republic of Korea (Seoul)
657-162 Hanam Dong,Yougsan Gu,
Korea 140-887, S-Seoul, Korea
Tel: (822) 3785 1041
Fax: (822) 3785 1040
P.D.R. of Lao (Vientiane)
Thadeua Road, KM2Vientiane,
B.P. 34, Lao P.D.R.
Tel: (8562) 131 4950, 131 4952
Fax: (8562) 131 4951
  Federation of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
No 46,Jalan U-Thant, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 4257 1150, 4257 3711, 4257 3711
Fax: (603) 4257 1157
United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland 64 Brondesbury Park, Willesden Green,
London NW6 7AT.
Tel: (44) 208 4517850
Fax: (44) 208 4517594
E-mail: Web:
  Union of Myanmar (Yangon)
No. 34, Kaba Aye Pagoda,
Road Bahan Township,
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (951) 54 96 09
Fax: (951) 54 14 62
Republic of The Philippines (Manila)
Unit 7A-B/7th Floor Country Space
I Bldg., Senator, Gil Puyat
Ave, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: (632) 818 9981, 8101896
Fax: (632) 8189983
  Federation of Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Starokonyushenny Per. 16, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Tel: (7495) 637 4736
Fax: (7495) 956 6573
Republic of Singapore
400 Orchard Road, # 10-03/04 Orchard Towers, Singapore 238875
Tel:  (65) 6732 4764
Fax: (65) 6341 9201
  Switzerland, Residence in Geneva
3 Chemin Teverney, Case Postale 213,
1218 Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Suisse
Tel:  (41 22) 7887 773
Fax: (41 22) 7887 774
Kingdom of Thailand (Bangkok)
518 / 4 Pracha Uthit Rd. ( Soi Ramkamhaeng 39 )
Bangkok 10310
Tel: ( 02 ) 957-5851-2, 957-5851-2
Fax: ( 02 ) 957-5850
  Kingdom of Thailand (Sa Kaew)
No. 666, Sowanasone Road Tambun Thakasem, Ampheu Meung Sa Kaew 27000,
Sa Kaew Province, Thailand
Tel:  (001) 661 723 6017, (001) 661 723 6017    
Fax: (001) 663 742 5432
Kambocya Fahri Baskonsoloslugu Park Plaza, Eski Buyukdere cad.No. 22 Floor 17 Maslak, Sariyer
Tel:  +90 (212)..., 366 5050, 366 5055
Fax: (+90 (212) 366 5086
  U.S.A (Washington)
4530 16th Street N.W. Washington,
D.C 20011, U.S.A.
Tel: (202) 726 7742
Fax: (202) 726 8381
E-mail: Web:
U.S.A (UN, New York)
Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the United Nations
866 U.N Plaza,Suite 420, New York, NY10017, USA
Phone: (212) 223 0676
Fax: (212) 223 0425
Home: ( 718 ) 263-6719
H/P: ( 718 ) 607 8288
  U.S.A (Lowell)
Royal Honorary Consulate of Cambodia
Tel: (978 )  735 4539
Fax: (978)  735 4962
 U.S.A (Washington)
Royal Honorary Consulate of Cambodia
1818 Westlake Avenue N.,
Suite #315 Seattle, WA 98109, U.S.A
Tel: (206)  217 0830
Fax: (206)  361 7888
  Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Hanoi)
Royal Embassy of Cambodia
71A,Tran Hung Dao St. Hanoi S.R.Vietnam
Tel: (844) 942 4789 / 942 4788
Fax: (844) 942 3225
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
(Ho Chi Minh)

Royal Consulate General of Cambodia
No. 41, Phung Khac Khoan,
Hochiminh City, S.R.Vietnam
Tel: (848) 829 2751
Fax: (848) 8222773

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Beside the Phnom Penh Airport International and Siem Reap Airport, there are additionally few of border gateways where travellers can apply for an entry-visa upon their arrival.

Visa can be obtained at the following points of entry:

  - Phnom Penh International Airport
  - Siem Reap International Airport

Cambodia-Vietnam border
  - Bavet International Check Point
  - Kha Orm Sam Nor International Check Point

Cambodia-Thailand border
  - Cham Yeam International Check Point
  - Poi Pet International Check Point
  - OSmach International Check Point

Application for an entry visa requires:

  - A completed visa application form
  - Passport valid at least further 4 months
  - One recent photograph (4x6)
  - Appropriate visa fee
  - Supporting documents for business and official visas

In particular, the entry-visa is free for Cambodian nationals who live abroad and Malaysians. Also, the entry visa is free of charge for the Service and Diplomatic Passport holders from Myanmar, Brunei, Philippines and Vietnam.

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There are two types of entry-visa shall be paid:


Business visa


US$ 35.00


Tourist visa


US$ 30.00

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The costs of airport tax are:


Domestic Airport Tax:


US$ 6.00

  International Airport Tax from REP:   US$ 25.00


International Airport Tax from PNH:


US$ 25.00

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Travellers have very little to worry about in a country where health standards are ranked amongst the highest in Asia.  Vaccinations are not required to enter the Kingdom of Cambodia; you are unless coming from a "yellow" infected area.

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Cambodia has a tropical climate with three distinct seasons – Hot/Dry from March to May, Rainy/Monsoon from June to October and small Winter/Cool from November through February. The average annual temperature is 280C – 320C, this ranges in the capital city of Phnom Penh.  The temperature during the small winter is 140C - 160C at provinces throughout the country but in Phnom Penh is about 160C – 200C. In the early April, it is found that there are some rain showers through the beginning of May. The end of May and the beginning of June the full monsoon starts till the end of October.

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As Cambodia's climate is hot and humid almost all year round, it is ideal to have light clothing to be worn throughout the year. But during the small winter from December till March, you are advised to wear thick clothing. It is also advisable for ladies and gentlemen, when entering any Buddhist pagoda, in tradition, ladies are inappropriately found to wear shorts, trousers or any sexy attire. Men and women are cultured for a dignitary image¾is not to wear shorts and cap when you are in the complex of a Buddhist pagoda.  The flip-flops, boots or shoes must specially be taken off before entering into any Buddhist temple. At ancient temples, you are free to wear any as you wish but not bras and under-pan.

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Cambodia is 7 (GMT+7) hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and 12 hours ahead of the United States in Boston, Pacific Time Standard.

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It depends upon your need whether you are in a hurry to get to your destination or you wish to take things leisurely, there is a wide range of choice of transportation.


By air, you can travel with Cambodian Airlines for domestic flights by Cambodia Angkor Airs (CAA). The flight routes are set for major tourist destinations and economic zones at the provinces of Siem Reap and Sihanoukville (Charter Flight).


By rail, the railway network of Cambodia that stretches from East to West, which run from Phnom Penh to the provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Battambang and Bantey Meanchey and other routes: Phnom Penh-Sihanouk Ville and Phnom Penh-Kampot. Be ensured that the Cambodian railway network is under development and time consuming to catch train.


By road, Cambodia now has several bus companies and private taxis are also available throughout Cambodia. But the bus operations are still very limited based on the road condition. Travellers can take coach from Phnom Penh to neighbouring provinces such as Kampong Speu, Takeo, Kampot, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Cham, Neak Leung (in Prey Veng), Ta Mao (in Kandal) and to two other cities of Sihanouk Ville and Keb. In particular, Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City along the National Road 1 is now available. Taxies are available to make a journey throughout the country.


By water, several speedboat firms can be seen along Tonle Sap River. These speedboats carry passengers from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap Angkor and further from Siem Reap to Battambang province; also are available for destinations along Mekong River such as from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham, Kratie and Steung Treng. Above all, travellers can make a voyage from Vietnam to Phnom Penh as well.

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Cambodia has a unique official language is Khmer or Cambodian. The French and English are widely utilised as second language.  Cambodians tend to be trilingual.

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Not to worry if you are coming alone. Cambodians are very friendly and Cambodia is especially called a land of smile. Travelling alone is generally safe and relatively comfortable for both men and women.  Plan your trip around your interests and prepare yourself to be flexible enough to take the inevitable glitches in stride.   Visitors who encounter unforeseen problems and difficulties can seek the Cambodian Tourist Police Unit or any other Police Station for any assistance.

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Cambodia's electrical supply is 220 volts AC at 50 cycles per second.

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Medical services are available in all towns at government run hospitals and private clinics.  Non-prescription drugs are available at pharmacies as well as supermarkets, hotels, and shopping centres.  International class hotels also have their individual in-house medical Doctor to service their guests.

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It is generally safe to drink water directly from the tap.  However, mineral water is also readily available in shops and supermarkets everywhere.

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You will require an international driving permit or a valid license issued by your government to drive in Cambodia. Car rental can be arranged through hotel or through various car rental companies which can be located through the Yellow Pages Directory.

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Items such as video equipment, cameras, radio cassette players, watches, pens, lighters, perfumes and cosmetics are duty free in Cambodia.   Visitors bringing in dutiable goods may have to pay a deposit for temporary importation, refundable upon departure.

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There are 5 term breaks in the year for schools throughout Cambodia.  The term breaks vary slightly from state to state. However, they fall roughly during the later part of the months of January (1 week), March (2 weeks), May (3 weeks), August (1week), October (4 weeks).

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To avoid "cultural offences", here are some tips:


Remove shoes when entering homes and places of worship.


Dress neatly in suitable attire which covers arms and legs when visiting places of worship.


When handling food, do so with the right hand only.


Tipping is not a custom in Cambodia.  It is unnecessary in hotels and restaurants where a 10% service charge, unless the service rendered is exceptionally good.


Refrain from raising your voice or displaying fits of anger as considered ill mannered.

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It is advisable for you to contact the Cambodian Diplomatic Mission nearest you for up-to-date information concerning the importation of pets from your country.  Various airline companies may also be able to help you with this.

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It is a good idea for you to take have medical insurance before you travel to Cambodia as Cambodia does not have reciprocal health service agreements with other nations

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