Travel Advice: Cambodia

Cambodia Travel Advice:

  • We advise you to exercise caution and monitor developments that might affect your safety in Cambodia because of the risk of civil unrest, violent criminal activity and terrorism.
  • Pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
  • In recent years, Cambodian authorities have disrupted a number of bomb plots, including on 3 January 2009, when three improvised explosive devices were discovered in Phnom Penh.
  • We advise you to reconsider your need to travel to the area surrounding the Preah Vihear Temple located in the border region between Preah Vihear Province in Cambodia and Sisaket Province in Thailand due to the ongoing border dispute. There has been renewed fighting and use of heavy weapons and artillery in the area in 2011. Fatalities have been reported. Tensions remain high.
  • We also advise you to reconsider your need to travel to the area surrounding the Ta Krabei and Ta Moan temples along the Cambodia-Thai border in Oddar Meanchey Province. In April 2011, clashes were reported between Cambodian and Thai forces.
  • You should avoid protests, demonstrations and political gatherings as they may turn violent.
  • There have been reports of an increase in assaults and armed robberies occurring at the Riverfront area in Phnom Penh, and in the town of Sihanoukville (particularly at isolated beaches). You should exercise vigilance when travelling through these areas at all times but especially after dark.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed human cases of avian influenza in Cambodia.

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