Our frequently asked questions about travel to Cambodia. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.
Do I need to get a visa?
Cambodian e-visas can be arranged in advance by visiting http://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh/. The e-visa costs 20 and allows tourists to stay in Cambodia for up to thirty days, from the date of entry. Visas can be issued on arrival at most airports. If travelling overland into Laos, it is best to check as not all border crossings issue tourist visas.
Passports must have six months remaining validity without any obvious damage or missing pages.
Do I need to take malaria tablets or have any vaccinations?
There is no risk of yellow fever in Cambodia. The government of Laos requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. Malaria is high risk in Cambodia. Jacada Travel advises you discuss anti-Malarial tablets with your doctor before you travel.
Which currency should I bring?
US dollars are widely accepted and are used for most transactions over US$1. For tips, restaurants, and markets it is best to use Cambodian Riel – which is easily exchanged for US dollars. In the areas bordering Thailand, Thai baht is also used. There are ATMs in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Battambang and Kompong Cham. The ATMs dispense US dollars.
Not all international credit cards are accepted, even in large hotels, so it is best to check with your bank before travel. Travellers’ cheques are accepted and cost about 2% in local banks for the exchange.
It is vital that you take out valid comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical repatriation, cancellation and curtailment for you trip to South East Asia. This gives you peace of mind that you will not lose money should you be forced to cancel your trip due to illness before you travel or during your vacation.
Please ensure that your insurance covers you for medical evacuation and repatriation both internationally and locally, and we could advise that your policy covers loss and theft of your possessions.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all aspects of your vacation. You must ensure that you will be covered for activities such as walking, rafting, canoeing and horse riding.
Remember to carry your insurance details with you at all times.
The electricity current in Cambodia is 220 volts using A & C plugs. Travellers from America who use 110-120V electronics will need a plug adapter + step-down transformer as the outlet type will vary. Large, international hotels are usually able to lend these to guests if available, but if travelling to smaller more remote lodges it is best to bring one with you.