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Cambodia Visas & Entry Requirements (Inc. COVID-19 Rules & Restrictions)

How to Enter Cambodia ? Quick Answers

  • Do I need special permission to enter Cambodia? Almost everyone is required to apply for an eVisa or Visa on Arrival (VOA). 
  • Do I need a visa to enter Cambodia? Only very few nationalities are visa exempt. The vast majority will need to apply for an eVisa or Visa on Arrival (VOA).
  • Do I need proof of onward travel? Yes.
  • Do I need proof of COVID-19 vaccination? No.
  • Do I need travel insurance? No, but having a policy is strongly advised. Read about some of the most popular travel insurers here.

Cambodia Visa Summary

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Cambodia offers either an eVisa or Visa on Arrival (VOA) for almost all passport holders, for up to 30 days. This period can be extended once for an additional 30 days.

A list for visa-exempt countries can be found here.


Cambodia: COVID-19 Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccination Status

  • Vaccinated travellers: No requirements.
  • Non-vaccinated travellers: No requirements.

Entry Requirements & Documents

  • A passport with at least six months validity from the intended period of stay in Cambodia
  • A valid visa (if applicable)

Travel Insurance Requirements

Travel insurance is not a requirement for travellers to enter Cambodia. If you want to be on the safe side, check out this list of the most popular providers within our community.

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Cambodia: Visa Exemption

The nationalities below can enter Cambodia for the specified duration without a visa.

CountryDuration
Brunei14 days
Indonesia30 days
Laos30 days
Malaysia30 days
Myanmar14 days
Philippines21 days
Singapore30 days
Thailand14 days
Vietnam30 days

Cambodia: Type of Visas

eVisa: 30-Day Single-Entry Tourist Visa

  • What is an eVisa? This single-entry visa allows the majority of passport holders to stay in Cambodia for up to 30 days. (Can be extended.)
  • How to apply: Apply using the official eVisa website.
  • Cost: approx. $35USD + $7USD processing charge. (Subject to change.)

What do you need to apply? 

  • A passport with at least six months validity from the intended period of stay in Cambodia
  • Photo, no older than six months (JPEG or PNG)
  • Other supporting documents
  • Make sure you check the official list of available entry ports for your eVisa!

Note:

It takes approx. three business days to process the eVisa. Make sure you print it and carry it with you upon arrival.


Visa On Arrival (VOA):  30-day Single-entry Visa

  • What is a Visa on Arrival (VOA)? This single-entry visa permits the majority of passport holders to stay up to 30 days in Cambodia (with possibility of extension).
  • How to apply: Apply at the border/checkpoint (during your journey by bus or plane you will be given the entry form to fill out).
  • Cost: approx. $30USD + processing charge. (Subject to change.)

What do you need to apply? 

  • A passport with at least six months validity from the intended period of stay in Cambodia
  • Photo, no older than six months (2×2 inches/5x5cm)
  • Other supporting documents

Cambodia: Extending your Visa

The 30-day visa can be extended once for an additional 30 days. Extensions can only be done in the immigration department in the capital, Phnom Penh!

Cost: around $50USD + processing charge in person. (Subject to change.)

Important!

If you are not near the capital, you can use a privately owned company to arrange a visa extension on your behalf. They will usually collect your passport in person and either send it to Phnom Penh or drive it there directly. This service can be costly and not all companies should be trusted – do your research and watch out for scammers!


Border Runs from Cambodia

If your time in Cambodia is coming to an end and you’ve exhausted your allowance for visa extensions, you can always do a border run. Recommended destinations include Thailand, Vietnam or Laos.

Find more information about border runs here.

How many times can you re-enter Cambodia via a border run? At the time of writing, there is no official law against border runs from Cambodia. You can attempt this process as often as you need.


Cambodia: Overstaying your Visa

Penalties for Overstaying in Cambodia

Overstaying a visa in any country is considered a crime. Any overstay will be recorded and could prevent you from re-entering at a later date. See penalties for overstaying in Cambodia below. 

  • $10USD fine per day that you’ve overstayed (please note, penalties can change at any time).
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Life on Earth has way too many facets and adventures readily available to be wasting time working in an office 50 hours a week! With this mindset, Louis eventually quit his poor work/life balance job and headed off to Southeast Asia. Passionate about languages, wildlife and the beauty of this planet, he has been on the road ever since. Taking notes on his journey to support like-minded people on similar adventures and also capturing amazing memories with his camera, has become the missing piece of the puzzle.

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