Cambodia Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline.

Climate in Cambodia

Cambodia has 2 seasons and a tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year. The northeast monsoon season runs from December through April, when it brings sunny and dry weather, especially in the early months of January and February.

Time Difference in Cambodia

Cambodia is 7 hours ahead of the UK

Language in Cambodia

Khmer – Official language of Cambodia

Commonly Used Words in Cambodia

Hello = Chom Reap Sour

Goodbye = Chom Reap Lear

Thank you = Arkun

Please = Som

Yes = Baht

No = Ot Teh

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Which Plug Do I Need in Cambodia?

For Cambodia there are three associated plug types, A, C and G. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins, plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type G is the plug with three rectangular pins, in a triangular pattern.

What is The Local Currency in Cambodia?

The US dollar is the main currency in Cambodia but the Cambodian Riel is becoming more widely used.

£100 = 126.27 $ (as of January 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Cambodia?

Visa, MasterCard (MC) and JCB cards are the most widely accepted credit cards in Cambodia.

Tipping in Cambodia

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Cambodia (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 0.88 $

Water 0.61 $

Coffee 2.66 $

Beer 2.00 $

Inexpensive Meal 3.69 $

Passport Validity for Cambodia

To enter Cambodia your passport must be:

  • valid for at least 6 months from the date you arrive in Cambodia
  • undamaged and complete – entry is normally refused if you have a damaged passport or pages missing

If you apply to renew or extend your visa from within Cambodia, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of that subsequent renewal or extension.

Check with your travel provider that your passport and other travel documents meet requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.

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Do I Need a Visa for Cambodia? (January 2024)

You will need a visa to enter and travel through Cambodia as a visitor.

Check with the Royal Embassy of Cambodia for the latest information on fees, conditions and photograph requirements.

Tourist visas are valid for 30 days from the date of entry into Cambodia. Make sure your passport is stamped on arrival and keep the departure form. If you lose your departure form, you’ll need to contact immigration officials before you leave the country to make alternative arrangements.

Applying for a visa

Apply for an e-visa at least 4 days in advance.

If you do not get an e-visa, you can get a visa on arrival at airports or land border crossings. You need to provide a photo and pay in US dollars.

You can also get an extension of a tourist visa while you are in Cambodia.

You can be fined, detained and deported if you overstay your visa. There is no limit to this fine. If you overstay more than 30 days, you will need to leave Cambodia and pay the fine.

COVID-19 Requirements for Cambodia? (January 2024)

There are no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travellers entering Cambodia.

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