Is Cambodia Open for Tourism? Restrictions and Requirements

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A man wearing a mask drives a vehicle stacked with hay in Cambodia Photo © John Magas, World Nomads

Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Cambodia – updated 24 June 2021

Travel to Cambodia

To travel to Cambodia, you will require a visa, and this must be arranged before arrival, as the Government has suspended the e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs.

Cambodian Embassies are only accepting applications for diplomatic, official, and sponsored business-linked visas, and are not issuing tourist or other visas to enter Cambodia. Contact your local Cambodian Embassy for more information.

It is currently not possible to enter or depart Cambodia through land borders as the Cambodia-Laos, Cambodia-Thailand and Cambodia-Vietnam land borders are closed.

All arriving foreigners must:

  • Fully abide by locally enforced quarantine measures for 14 days at a facility designated by the Government of Cambodia.
  • Pay a deposit of US$2,000 upon arrival at airports for mandatory COVID-19 testing and potential treatment services.  The money will be used to pay for accommodation during the quarantine, testing and transportation from an airport to a hotel.
  • Possess a COVID-19 negative medical certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of arrival, issued by a competent and licensed health authority of their residing country. At this time it appears this is required regardless of vaccine status.
  • Have proof of insurance that includes a minimum of US $50,000 for medical coverage.
  • Undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival and wait in official facilities/designated hotels to receive laboratory results. All travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on the 13th day of quarantine at either the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh or the Chak Angre Clinic in Phnom Penh.

Travel within Cambodia

Cambodian authorities have imposed lockdown measures for certain areas designated as “Red Zones,” “Dark Yellow Zones,” or “Yellow Zones".

The public is directed to wear masks, use hand sanitizers and practice social distancing, and avoid gatherings of more than 20 people.

Here are a few travel safety tips to consider when choosing a destination or hotel, low-risk activities, and how to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Srey said

    Can you give an update based on the latest newsletter on the travel restriction and also for k visa traveler?


  • Umang Srivastava said

    I am travelling for learning tattooing


  • Anten said

    Any latest update on Cambodia travel and has anybody tried to get past via bus via Bangkok ?


  • Steve said

    If you are going to provide information please ensure it is correct information. The world is littered with lazy journalism and false information because people are more interested getting imformation (whether its correct or not) out on the internet for the purpose of increasing traffic, subscriptions, likes, etc etc

    You mention-
    "Anyone who tests positive will be quarantined for 14 days at designated facilities"
    "Travelers who test negative must self-isolate at their own accommodation for 14 days"

    It should read
    "All arrivals will be quarantined for 14 days at designated facilities regardless of test results"

    If you're positive you're in a designated hospital if you're negative you're in a designated hotel for 14 days.


    • Ellen Hall said

      Hi Steve,
      Thanks for pointing out that the requirements had changed. We had not had an opportunity to update this alert, but have done so now. Though we are doing our best to keep all our content up to date, we've found it difficult to keep up with all the rapid changes in every country. If it's been a while since our last update, we encourage readers to check with their embassy for the latest information.


  • James said

    They say nothing about people who have been fully vaccinated. You should update it for those people also.


  • Tommy said

    Can 2 people share a room in quarantine if they are traveling together even if they are not related?


  • Tony Warren said

    Do you only need to buy compulsory 20 day Forte covid insurance for arrival in Cambodia on an ordinary / business visa?


  • Taru Möller said

    Have lived in Cambodia for over a year. Took a break and now want to return permanently my "home". Wonder if it is possible late in August 2021?


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