COVID-19: Cambodia Travel Updates

The magnificent temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This is Banteay Srei temple

Updated 15th May 2022.


LATEST CAMBODIA COVID-19 NEWS:

  • 13th May 2022 – Cambodia and Vietnam will be reopening their main land borders shortly, however, no date has been given yet. Source.
  • 3rd May 2022 – The Cambodia-Thailand land border is now open. Source.
  • 28th April 2022 – Cambodia has removed its outdoor mask mandate. Source.

Disclaimer: COVID-19 travel restrictions are changing every day and the following information reflects South East Asia’s Backpacker’s understanding of the current rules for entry. While we update this article regularly to ensure the information is as current as it can be, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

Cambodia Travel Restrictions

Can you travel to Cambodia right now?

Yes. Cambodia is open to all international travellers.

Vaccinated Travellers:

  • Must provide proof of vaccination on arrival.

Please see here for Cambodia’s list of recognised vaccines.

Unvaccinated Travellers:

  • Entering via air: Complete mandatory 7-day quarantine and take a COVID-19 PCR test on day 7.
  • Entering by land: Complete mandatory 7-day quarantine. Take two PCR tests, the first on day 1 before entering quarantine and the second on the final day of quarantine.

You must demonstrate you have $2000USD in cash (per person) if you have not booked your quarantine hotel in advance.

Note: If you have had COVID-19 in the last year, you will be expected to comply with the entry requirements as per your vaccination status.


Entry Requirements

Before you enter Cambodia, you will need:

Required Entry Documents

  1. Visa: Can either be obtained online in advance or on arrival.
  2. Proof of your vaccination status.

Insurance

  • There is no longer a requirement which says your insurance must cover COVID-19. However, this is still advisable.
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COVID-19 Tests Required

  • As of March 17th 2022, there is no longer a COVID-19 testing requirement for vaccinated travellers in Cambodia. However, voluntary testing pre-departure is recommended.

Upon Arrival

Quarantine Period

  • Vaccinated: No quarantine required.
  • Non-Vaccinated: 7 days at a government quarantine facility (a state-approved hotel arranged by the government) or 7 days in a private hotel (arranged by you).

Local COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations below are only meant to serve as a guide and the situation is prone to change rapidly without warning. For more information on local rules and restrictions visit the Ministry of Health for Cambodia.

  • FACE COVERINGS – The public are recommended to wear face masks across Cambodia. Also see: Best face masks for travel. 
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING – Recommended all over the country.
  • CURFEWS – There are currently no curfews in place but they can spring up at short notice.
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Face masks are recommended on public transport.
  • VENUES AND GATHERINGS – Many hospitality venues and hotels have been forced to close permanently. In Phnom Penh, you may be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering venues of various types.
  • MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE – Travellers are allowed to travel freely through Cambodia, however, local restrictions can change rapidly without notice.

Land Borders

The land border with Thailand is now open along with some others in Vietnam and Laos. Please see here for more info.


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