Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Cambodia on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

There are limited flight options into Cambodia. Currently these are primarily via Seoul or Singapore. You should check with the airlines about requirements to board flights.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Cambodia.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

The National Institute of Public Health in Phnom Penh is able to provide a health certificate for travel; other health providers may be available. You can also call the COVID-19 hotline on 119 for advice.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Travel in Cambodia

COVID-19 policies in Cambodia are subject to change at short notice and often not communicated in English or via Government websites. You should contact hosts prior to travel to check the latest details. The Ministry of Health in Cambodia has directed that:

  • the public wear masks, use hand sanitisers and practice social distancing
  • customer facing businesses such as shops and restaurants must require customers to wear masks, use hand sanitiser, and practise social distancing
  • you may be asked for proof of vaccination at venues in Phnom Penh
  • Individuals who are unwell and suspect they may have COVID-19 must seek consultation by calling 115 or visiting a designated government hospital

Accommodation

Hotel and private rental accommodation is available throughout Cambodia. Some hotels have closed and remain so, and we advise that you contact hotels directly when booking. The majority of hotels will ask to take your temperature on arrival and ask you to complete a declaration in relation to your recent travel history and whether you have any symptoms related to COVID-19.

Some services and facilities in hotels may not be available e.g. leisure facilities.

Public places and services

Many public places and services such as gyms, casinos, karaoke rooms and nightclubs remain closed until further notice. You should contact venues ahead of events.

We strongly recommend that you wear masks, clean your hands and maintain social distancing in all public places.

Healthcare in Cambodia

For contact details of English speaking doctors visit our list of healthcare providers.

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should dial +855 (0)12825424 and local authorities will be able to advise you on what action you should take.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.

View Health for further details on healthcare in Cambodia.

Many medications that would require a prescription in the UK can be bought over-the-counter in Cambodia. However, you may not find a brand you are familiar with and many pharmacies sell counterfeit or out of date products. The main branch of Pharmacie de la Gare in Phnom Penh can provide medications without a prescription and can deliver medications across the country. Before you travel, you should discuss with your doctor alternative brands of medication for your condition.

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Cambodia

We will update this page when the Royal Government of Cambodia announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Cambodian national vaccination programme started in February 2021 and is using the Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca (Covishield), Pfizer-BioNTech and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines. The Royal Government of Cambodia has stated that British nationals resident and working in Cambodia are eligible for vaccination if they choose to join the programme. There is no need to register with the British Embassy. You should visit your local sangkat office for details on local vaccination sites and schedules. Cambodia is currently offering a vaccine to anyone under 18 years old.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Cambodia, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.