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Last verified: Thursday, 12. December 2019 at 07:22 AM

Cambodia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Cambodia is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.0 / 5

Travelling Cambodia is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.9 / 5

Cambodia shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Cambodia), the Advisory Index is 1.9 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Thailand (2.1), Vietnam with 1.8 and Laos with 1.5 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Cambodia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Cambodia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Cambodia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise normal safety and security precautions in Cambodia due to violent crime.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/cambodia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Cambodia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Exercise increased caution in: Phnom Penh due to crime. Very remote areas of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Reap, Pailin, and Kampong Thom provinces due to land mines. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/cambodia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - De politiska spänningarna i landet tilltar tidvis. Undvik folksamlingar, demonstrationer och politiska sammankomster, och undvik även att uttrycka kraftiga åsikter om politiken och kulturen i Kambodja. Följ media.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/KH

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cambodia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Cambodja bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed og holde dig opdateret om sikkerhedssituationen via de lokale myndigheder, nyhedsmedierne og dit rejsebureau. Du bør være forsigtig, når du rejser i Cambodja især pga. risikoen for lomme- og tasketyverier. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/cambodja/

Individual rating changes for Cambodia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Cambodia. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Cambodia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Cambodia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Cambodia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Cambodia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Cambodia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Cambodia with a rating of 3.0.

About Cambodia

Cambodia with its capital Phnom Penh is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia), slightly smaller than Oklahoma (181,040 km²). The country is located Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, between Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. The climate can be described as tropical; rainy, monsoon season (May to November); dry season (December to April); little seasonal temperature variation. The landscape is mostly low, flat plains; mountains in southwest and north. With a population of about 14.24 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Phnom Penh
Population about 14.24 million
Size 181.040 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Oklahoma
Common languages English, French, Central Khmer
Currency Riels (short: KHR)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +855
Internet Top Level Domain .kh
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 KH
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 KHM
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 116

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Cambodia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • declining fish stocks because of illegal fishing and overfishing
  • destruction of mangrove swamps threatens natural fisheries)
  • illegal logging activities throughout the country and strip mining for gems in the western region along the border with Thailand have resulted in habitat loss and declining biodiversity (in particular
  • in rural areas
  • most of the population does not have access to potable water
  • soil erosion

Natural hazzards

  • flooding
  • monsoonal rains (June to November)
  • occasional droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Cambodia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. construction
  3. fishing
  4. garments
  5. gem mining
  6. rice milling
  7. rubber
  8. textiles
  9. tourism
  10. wood

Agriculture products

  1. cashews
  2. cassava
  3. corn
  4. manioc
  5. rice
  6. rubber
  7. silk
  8. tapioca
  9. vegetables

Cambodian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Cambodia.

Export products

  1. clothing
  2. fish
  3. footwear
  4. rice
  5. rubber
  6. timber
  7. tobacco

Import products

  1. cigarettes
  2. construction materials
  3. gold
  4. machinery
  5. motor vehicles
  6. petroleum products
  7. pharmaceutical products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Cambodia?

Cambodia is currently rated at 2,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 5 official sources. Travelling Cambodia is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Cambodia in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Cambodia.

How many travel advisories do you know for Cambodia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 5 individual sources for Cambodia.

What is the size of Cambodia?

Cambodia has a size of 181,040 km² or 69,900 mi² which is slightly smaller than Oklahoma.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.