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Cambodia provides one-month tourist visas on arrival, or a one-month business visa, if required. Upon arrival, you must provide a passport-size photo. Prior to a trip to Cambodia, it is also possible to arrange a visa at a Cambodian embassy or online via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website www.mfaic.gov.kh/evisa/.

Health and Safety

Check with a doctor at least six weeks before your trip to Cambodia to see what vaccinations are required, as some may be required in courses. Dengue fever and Japanese B encephalitis are among the most dangerous viruses in the country. Vaccinations are available against the later while the best forms of protection against the former are insect repellant and wearing long sleeves and pants at dusk.

Cambodia has come a long way in the last decade and is now a generally safe place to travel, yet certain rules still apply to ensure a happy and healthy holiday. Never stray off paths in rural areas, as many places are still littered with land mines. If you do end up in a confrontation, keep calm and don’t raise your voice so as not to aggravate the situation. Particularly at border crossings, be extremely wary of overly-helpful tour guides. While scams, on the whole, are a dying breed, avoid participating in something if it sounds too good to be true.

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