All nationalities need to apply for a travel visa with the exception of the following countries who are able to enter Cambodia visa-free for between 14 and 30 days depending on the country.

  • Brunei (14 days)
  • Indonesia (30 days)
  • Laos (30 days)
  • Malaysia (30 days)
  • Philippines (21 days)
  • Seychelles (14 days)
  • Singapore (30 days)
  • Thailand (14 days)
  • Vietnam (30 days)

For most visitors to Cambodia, visas on arrival can be arranged and issued at the following locations

  • Phnom Penh International Airport
  • Siem Reap International Airport
  • and the International Border Checkpoints ( Thailand, Vietnam and Laos)

Cambodian visas can also be granted at any Royal Cambodian Embassy or Consulate abroad, or as an E-visa via the official government website.

For the E-visa, you must apply online, pay online with a credit card and upload a recent passport photo in JPG/PNG format.

  • It must have been taken within the last six months.
  • It must be 40×60 mm.
  • It must have a white background.
  • It must be high quality and reflect your true appearance.

For more information on the Cambodia Visa Photo Requirements, click here  

The visa will be approved and a certificate emailed to you within three working days. You can simply show this certificate (either on your mobile device or printed out) to immigration officers on arrival. Please note that E-visas are currently only accepted Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville airports, and the Cham Yeam, Poipet, Bavet, Tropaeng Kreal Border Post ( Stung Treng) and Trapeang Kriel land border crossings.

A passport and visa are required. Tourists and business travelers may purchase a Cambodian visa valid for one month at the airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and borders. Both require a passport valid for at least six (6) months from the expiry date, 01 recent passport-sized photo. A departure tax is charged on all domestic and international flights.

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 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

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.

Credit cards

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.

ATM Machines , Money Changers , Cashless Payments

NagaWorld offers a variety of ATM machines on site: Cathay United Bank, Cambodia Asia Bank, CIMB Bank, Maybank, Bank of China and J Trust Royal Bank , money changers as well as cashless payments such as AliPay and WeChat Pay . There is also 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.

Opening hours

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).

Public holidays

You will find below a list of Cambodia’s public holidays for 2020. 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.

Date Public holidays
01 January International New Year Day
07 January Victory over Genocide
08 March International Women’s Day
14,15,16 April Khmer New Year Day
01 May International Labor Day
14 May King Norodom Sihamoni’s Birthday
15 May Visak Bochea Day
19 May Royal Plowing Ceremony
18 June Queen Monineath’s Birthday
24 September Constitutional Day
24,25,26 September Pchum Ben Festival
15 October Commemoration Day of Former King Norodom Sihanouk
29 October Coronation Day of King Sihamoni
07,08,09 November Water Festival
09 November National Independence Day

Tourist police

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.

Foreign Embassies

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

Cambodian culture

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