The Kingdom of Cambodia

Phnom Penh
Time Zone
GMT + 7
Telephone Services
Country Code: 855
Outgoing Code: Calls must go through the operator
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Not present.
Tourist Information
Ministry of Tourism, Boulevard Preah Monivong, Corner Rue 232, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tel: (23) 26107 Fax: (23) 24607.
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all. Requirements may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure.
Visa Information
Required by all. Tourist and Business types granted
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Malaria: Exists all year throughout the country in the Falciparum variety, which has been reported as being highly resistant to chloroquine
Yellow Fever: A vaccination certificate is required if arriving from an infected area.
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia, Plague, Poliomyelitis, Rabies
Food & Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink. Avoid dairy products as they are not pasteurised. Fruit and vegetables should be peeled before consumption.
Riel (CRI) = 100 sen
Exchange: US$ are widely accepted and exchanged. Other currencies are not readily recognised. NOTE: Import and export of local currency is prohibited.
Travellers cheques and credit cards are not accepted currently
ATM availability: Unavailable.
Cost of Living
Due to civil war, prices fluctuate, although restaurants are in abundance in Phnom Penh
Khmer. Chinese and Vietnamese are also spoken. French is spoken by older generations and English taught to younger generations
Tropical Monsoon Climate. May – Oct is the Monsoon. Winters in the North can be cold. Temperatures throughout the country are fairly constant.
220 Volts AC 50 Hz. Power cuts are frequent an power is only available in the evenings outside Phnom Penh.
4 – 5 days.
Independent travel is restricted. ROAD: Travel permits are required to cross provincial borders. Most roads are in poor condition. DOCUMENTATION: IDP is required.
Special Information
HIGH RISK. The security situation is improving but is still dangerous. Foreigners have been kidnapped and others may be targeted. NOTE: the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against travel outside major urban areas and tourist sites. Venturing outside areas under government control will carry a higher degree of risk. Banditry is rife. Slow down when approaching check points. Cambodia remains one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. PHOTOGRAPHY: Ask permission before taking photos and extra courtesy should be shown towards monks.