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Cambodia: Visas & Vaccinations

Visas are required for most nationalities. One-month tourist (T) and ordinary (E) visas are AVAILABLE ON ARRIVAL at the international airports in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh for $30 and $35. Visas are also available through Cambodian embassies abroad and at most international overland border crossings. No vaccinations are require for Cambodia, but some may be advisable. See below

Visas E-Visas Overland Crossings Border Scams Vaccinations

Visa Application

Customs Declaration

Arrival/Departure Card


Cambodian Visas 

Passport/visa requirements

In order to visit Cambodia, a visa is required for most nationalities. A passport with at least six month validity is required. Philippine and Malaysian nationals do not require tourist visas for a stay up to 21 and 30 days respectively. Singaporean nationality is also exempt from the usual visa requirement. Visa on arrival is not permitted for holders of the following passports: Afghanistan; Algeria; Bangladesh; Iran; Iraq; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia; Sri Lanka; and Sudan. Holders of these passports must obtain a Cambodian visa before arriving in the country. Holders of these passports are also required to hold a sponsor letter or invitation from a company / organization / travel agent, and you are also advised to hold a valid return ticket.



It is very easy to travel to Cambodia. Cambodian visas are available to most nationalities on arrival at all international airports in Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap), at overseas Cambodian embassies , at most international border crossing checkpoints in Cambodia, and through the online e-Visa procedure.


Issuance requirements and price

Issuance of a visa on arrival at the airports and international border crossings is relatively quick and easy, taking about 20-30 minutes. One 4x6 photo is required.


30-day tourist visa (Type ‘T’): US$30

Tourist visas can be extended for one month, but only one time.


30-day 'Ordinary Visa' or 'Business Visa' (Type ‘E’): US$35

At this time, ordinary/business visas can be renewed for one month, three months, six months or one year at a time.


Diplomatic, Official, Courtesy, and Special (Cambodian) visas are issued free of charge. 


At overland international border checkpoints with Thailand, visa prices are often set in Thai baht making them significantly more expensive than the official visa price in US dollars. See below.



The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers 'e-visa' - visas available online through the Ministry's website. Scan of passport and passport size photo required. Payment by credit card. US$37 for a 30 day visa (three month validity.) Like the tourist visa, e-visas can be renewed one time for 30 days. Processing time: 24-72 hour. The visa is issued by email and print from your computer. The Ministry recently announced that e-visa entry points include Siem Reap International Airport, Phnom Penh International Airport, the Bavet/Moc Bai border crossing, the Poipet/Aranyaprathet border crossing and the Koh Kong/Had Lek border crossing.


To order an e-visa see the following website:   

Visa Renewal

Renew visas through a travel agent or the ‘Immigration Department’ on Confederation de Russie (‘Airport Road’), located opposite Phnom Penh International Airport. Tel: 012-581558. Fax: 023-890380. E-mail: Renew Diplomatic, Courtesy and Official visas at the Consular section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Visas at Overland Border Crossings

Border crossing with Laos: Cambodian visas are available at the border but Laotian visas are not available at the border.

Border crossings with Vietnam: Cambodian visas are available at all international border crossings with Vietnam.

Border crossings with Thailand: Cambodian visas and 14/30-day Thai transit visas are available at all Thai/Cambodian border crossings. Thai transit visas are free of charge. Other types of Thai visas are not available. 

None are required but some may be advisable.
Travel physicians often recommend some or all of the following vaccinations and prophylactics. This list was compiled from magazine articles about travel in Cambodia. IT IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. Consult your travel physician and
the CDC website to determine which if any of the vaccinations you should receive. 

Hepatitis A - A food borne disease, not uncommon in Cambodia.

Vaccination: Injection series.
Hepatitis B - Transmitted primarily by sexual contact, shared needles and contaminated blood. Prevalent in Cambodia.

Vaccination: Injection series. 
Typhoid - A food borne disease, not uncommon in Cambodia.

Vaccination: Injection or pill series.
Japanese Encephalitis - A mosquito borne disease. Limited to parts of Cambodia.

Vaccination: Injection series.
Cholera - A food/water borne disease. Occasional outbreaks in some parts of Cambodia.

Vaccination: Injection. 
Rabies - A bodily fluid borne disease. Present in Cambodia. Generally limited to certain professions.

Vaccination: Injection series.
Malaria - A mosquito borne disease. Prevalent in some parts of Cambodia.

Vaccination: None. Prophylactic pills and/or good mosquito prevention habits. Mefloquine (Lariam) resistance has been reported in Cambodia.

Tetanus - Make sure your tetanus vaccination is up-to-date..

Vaccination: Single Injection.

Childhood diseases - polio, measles, mumps, rubella, etc - If you are going to be working with children such as  doing volunteer work at and orphanage or teaching, it may be advisable to update your childhood disease vaccinations.

Other diseases of concern:
AIDS/HIV - A bodily fluid borne disease. Prevalent in Cambodia, particularly amongst commercial sex workers. Avoid blood products except in emergencies. Practice safe sex. 
Dengue Fever - A mosquito borne disease. Prevalent in some parts of Cambodia, particularly at certain times of year (rainy season). No vaccination or prophylactic available. Practice good mosquito bite prevention habits.
Worms - A food borne parasite. Eat at reputable restaurants. Practice good hygiene. Beware of street food. Beware of undercooked meat.  
Giardia, Salmonella - Food/water borne diseases. Eat at reputable restaurants. Practice good hygiene. Beware of street food.