If you want to travel to Cambodia, you have to follow the current entry regulations. Learn about the processes at the airport, necessary documents, and what to consider when bringing food and goods.
When entering Cambodia, you will need to present a number of documents to the border officials. These include:
All documents must be printed in color, and all stamps and signatures must be clearly visible.
The Cambodian General Department of Immigration (GDI) has introduced an online registration system for foreigners present in the country. The data of tourists and expats is collected via app upon arrival in Cambodia at any point of entry.
Get the app for Cambodia travel here:
Minor traveling with you to Cambodia will each need their own travel document and e-visa or visa. Be prepared for increased security checks, where the legality of your travel together is checked for the protection of minors.
For security checks, you should carry proof documents such as birth certificates and signed consent forms along with passport copies of both parents or guardians. Minors traveling alone must carry an official consent form from their legal guardians.
Until November 2021, travel health insurance was mandatory for entering Cambodia. This rule was lifted again to revive Cambodia's economy but can be reactivated at any time during the dynamic times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, before you fly to Cambodia, check the current regulations on a daily basis.
In addition to the completeness and correctness of all travel documents you present, you must convince the border officials of your suitability to enter Cambodia. You may have to answer some questions through which the officials will find out the following things:
If the border officials consider you eligible to enter Cambodia after the brief questioning, you will be given an entry stamp on your passport and allowed to cross the border.
In order to guarantee travel safety and the protection of the country and the Cambodian people, the government requires travelers to provide some data. You will be given two forms to complete: the Passengers Declaration Form (Customs Declaration) and the Arrival / Departure Card.
When entering Cambodia, you will be required to fill out a customs declaration form declaring any goods you are carrying that are not for your personal use.
Also, if you have electronic devices, weapons, ammunition, fireworks, wireless transmitting and receiving devices, drugs, or chemical substances in your luggage, be sure to declare them.
The customs form will ask you for the following information:
On the Arrival and Departure Card, you will be asked for the following information:
The Departure Card will remain attached to your passport for the duration of your trip. You do not have to surrender the Departure Card until you leave the country.
After vaccination against COVID-19 was mandatory for travelers for a while, this rule was abolished again in November 2021 to boost the Cambodian economy. However, this can be reversed at any time without notice. Therefore, check the current regulations on a daily basis, e.g., via your airline's website.
If you want to enter Cambodia from a yellow fever area, you need vaccination against yellow fever. Immunization against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and the standard vaccinations for children are also recommended.
Since the mandatory travel health insurance for foreign visitors was abolished again in November 2021, there are no mandatory insurances that apply as a prerequisite for entry. However, we recommend that you take out travel health insurance, which will provide you with sufficient coverage in the event of an emergency.
After you have presented your travel documents to the border officials and answered all questions to their satisfaction, a stamp will be placed on your passport. Be sure to check the correctness of the entry stamp because the departure date indicated in it is obligatory for you.
The Arrival Card will be retained by the border officials, while they will staple the Departure Card in your passport so that you can hand it in filled out when you leave the country.
If you do not get an entry stamp, you may face problems when leaving the country or entering the next one.
Customs control After picking up your luggage and before leaving the airport, you will go through customs control.
If you have declared goods in your Passengers Declaration Form, you will have to go through the red channel. However, even when going through the green channel, be prepared for Customs and Border Protection officers to search all of your luggage.
The importation of various goods, electronic devices, and means of payment into Cambodia is strictly regulated. You must declare all items subject to declaration and strictly adhere to the limits and prohibitions when entering the country.
There are no official import and export restrictions on alcohol and cigarettes for personal use. However, in practice, a maximum of 1.5 liters of alcohol or ten packets of cigarettes are usually allowed.
For goods worth $ 100 or more, you must pay duties and taxes. No permit is required for personal items.
There are no restrictions on importing foreign currencies into Cambodia. However, you must declare them for amounts over $ 10,000.
The importation of weapons, ammunition, explosives, motor vehicles, and drones into Cambodia requires a license and exemption. Bringing drugs, radioactive materials, and poisons into Cambodia is generally prohibited.
You may bring medicine for personal use with a letter from your doctor, a prescription, and the original packaging. However, before traveling with prescription medicines, clarify if they are legal in Cambodia before you travel.
The Cambodian government maintains a list of animals and plants that are not allowed to be imported into Cambodia. Therefore, indicate any type of animal or plant products on your customs declaration („description of goods") so that border officials can get an idea of any biosecurity threats to Cambodia.