For all other nationalities, a visa on arrival can be arranged which is valid for 30 days. These visas are issued at Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, and the International Border Checkpoints. The Cambodian visa can also be granted at any Royal Cambodian Embassy or Consulate abroad. The visa fee for tourists is currently USD30 (subject to change) and the fee for a businessman is USD35 (subject to change). Visas are able to be extended at the Immigration Department in Phnom Penh City. A free visa (K) is expressly granted for Cambodians living overseas.
The Royal Government of Cambodia has recently approved E-Visas. Online applications are now available here, with online credit card payment used. You will also be able to upload your recent passport-size photo in JPG/PNG format. The visa will be approved and available within three business days.
The E-Visa, valid for a 30 day stay, is available for tourists only and for a single entry. Currently it is not available for residents of specific countries including Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Sri Lanka.
Additional Cambodia Visa Details
Visas can be obtained at the following locations:
|Airport||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
Visa application requirements
Airport Travel and Airport Tax
General information and exchange rate
The US Dollar is widely accepted by many businesses even though Riel is the country’s currency. It is wise and useful to carry some Riels with you for small purchases and transport. Currently, the US/ Riel exchange rate is approximately 4,000 Riel to 1 US Dollar (subject to change). To have more information about exchange rate, please refer to the following website:XE.
Most of the major establishments are now accepting credit card in the touristic towns of Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap). ATMs are available in Phnom Penh and key tourist locations. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the most accepted cards in the Kingdom: Visa, MasterCard (MC) and JCB.
NagaWorld offers a variety of ATM machines on site: Cathay United Bank, Cambodia Asia Bank, CIMB Bank, Maybank and ANZ Bank. There is also the cash advance options for international travelers inside the casino.
Even though traveller’s cheques may seem out-of-date to some people, it is a very handy way of carrying money in Cambodia. Traveller’s cheques are accepted at most banks and some money exchange office.
Phnom Penh’s key tourist sites are open daily, including most public holidays, generally from 8am to 5pm. The Temples of Angkor, Tonle Bati and Sambor Preik Kuk, and the country‘s national parks are also open daily from dawn to dusk. Markets are open daily from 6am to 5pm while the shops are open from 8am to 7pm (even later in the tourist areas). Banks are opened from Monday to Friday between 8.30am-3.30pm and Saturday morning (8.30am to 11.30am).
You will find below a list of Cambodia’s public holidays for 2016. Please be aware that dates for Buddhist religious holidays are variable and change each year with the lunar calendar. Any public holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are taken the following Monday.
|01 January 2016||International New Year Day|
|07 January 2016||Victory over Genocidal Regime Day|
|22 February 2016||Meak Bochea Day|
|08 March 2016||International Women’s Day|
|13, 14, 15, 16 April 2016||Khmer New Year Day|
|01 May 2016||International Labor Day|
|13, 14, 15 May 2016||King’s Birthday, Norodom Sihamoni|
|20 May 2016||Visak Bochea Day|
|24 May 2016||Royal Plowing Ceremony|
|01 June 2016||International Children’s Day|
|18 June 2016||King’s Mother Birthday, Norodom Monineath Sihanouk|
|24 September 2016||Constitutional Day|
|30 September, 01, 02 October 2016||Pchum Ben Day|
|15 October 2016||Commemoration Day of King’s Father, Norodom Sihanouk|
|23 October 2016||Paris Peace Agreements Day|
|29 October 2016||King’s Coronation Day, Norodom Sihamoni|
|09 November 2016||Independence Day|
|13, 14, 15 November 2016||Water Festival Ceremony|
|10 December, 2016||International Human Rights Day|
In any of emergencies (loss of passport, theft, or other), please contact both of the tourist police and your embassy.
To contact the Tourist police either dial 117 or 012.942.484.
|Country||Phone 1||Phone 2||Address|
|Australia||023 213 470||023 213 413||#16B, National Assemble street|
|Bulgaria||023 217 504||023 212 792||#227-229, Norodom Boulevard|
|China||023 720 920/921||023 720 922||#156, Mao Tse Toung Boulevard|
|Cuba||023 213 965||023 217 428||#96-98, Street 214|
|France||023 430 020||023 430 037||#1, Monivong Boulevard|
|Germany||023 216 381 |
or 023 216 193
|023 217 016||#76-78, Street 214|
|India||023 210 912/913||023 213 640||#5, Street 466|
|Indonesia||023 217 934 |
or 023 216 148
|023 217 566||#1, Street 466 (Corner w/ Norodom Blvd)|
|Korea (South)||023 211 900/903||023 219 200||#50-52, Street 214|
|Korea North)||023 217 013||023 217 013||#39, Suramarith Boulevard|
|Japan||023 217 161||023 216 162||#194, Norodom Boulevard|
|Laos||023 997 931||023 720 907||#15-17, Mao Tse Toung Boulevard|
|Malaysia||023 216 176/177||023 726 101||#220-222, Norodom Boulevard|
|Philippines||023 222 303/304||023 215 143||#15, Street 422|
|Thailand||023 726 306||023 726 303||#196, Preah Norodom Boulevard|
|Russia||023 210 931 |
or 023 215 082
|023 216 776||#213, Sothearos Boulevard|
|Singapore||023 221 875||023 214 578||#129, Norodom Boulevard|
|Vietnam||023 726 274||023 726 495||#440A, Monivong Boulevard|
|United Kingdom||023 427 124||023 427 125||#27-29, Street 75|
|United State of America||023 728 000||#1, Street 96|
What should I bring to Cambodia?
Here is a non-exhaustive list of recommended items to pack in your luggage before coming to Cambodia:
- Photocopies of your passport that you shall keep in a safe place
- Passport-size pictures of yourself (required for the visa)
- Cash in small notes (US$1, US$10, US$20)
- Umbrella or rain poncho if you are visiting during the rainy season (July to October)
- A waist bag to safely carry your money and avoid snatch-and-grab robberies
Despite the growth of tourism, Cambodia still has a quite conservative culture. It is important for tourists to remember they are simply visiting and should adapt to the local culture. You will find below a useful list of the essential DOs and DONTs while visiting Cambodia.
|Remove your shoes before entering a place of worship (pagodas/temples) or someone’s home||Don’t use your feet to point at someone|
|Dress appropriately while visiting pagodas and temples (shoulders and knees covered)||Don’t touch a Cambodian person on the head|
|Ask permission before taking pictures of any Cambodian people or monks||Women should never touch male monks or hand something directly to them|
|Cover your mouth with one hand when using a toothpick||Keep public displays of affection to a respectful minimum|
|Respect the elderly||Losing control, shouting and screaming is not socially acceptable and can make Cambodians embarrassed|
|Keep your business cards ready and use both hands to present them||Do not bargain to far, and try to keep a fair price for both parties|
|Bow the head slightly with hands pressed together at the chest as a respectful way of greeting another individual||Do not give money to children in the street or buy souvenirs from them, it would encourage them no to go to school|