Cambodia has one of the highest vaccination rates in Asia. The coronavirus has not yet been completely defeated, but the number of infections has fallen sharply in recent months. Tourists are therefore welcome in Cambodia again. This page was updated on 30-06-2022.
Successful vaccination campaign
Compared to, for example, neighbouring Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, Cambodia‘s vaccination campaign has been remarkably successful. Around 84% of the Cambodian population has been fully vaccinated, which is higher than in most European countries. Also, since August 2021, third shots, the so-called booster shots, have been administered. Cambodia can be satisfied with the results achieved. The number of weekly infections in Cambodia is also very low compared to most European countries. After a small peak in infections in February due to the omicron variant, the country is seeing a downward trend since then.
However, there are still COVID-19 rules in place in Cambodia. Before entering shops, hotels and public areas, visitors must present the QR code "StopCovid" and a vaccination certificate. In many places, the wearing of a mouth mask is mandatory. It is advised to keep and follow local coronavirus guidelines. The government regularly issues fines and in some cases even jail sentences if the COVID-19 rules are not followed.
Tourists are welcome again in Cambodia
Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, it has been impossible to travel to Cambodia for holidays for more than a year and a half. The sharp decline in infection numbers led the Cambodian government to reopen the borders on 15 November 2021. The English government also no longer advises against travel to Cambodia.
By now, fully vaccinated tourists are again free to travel to the country without having to quarantine. You are considered fully vaccinated if you received at least two shots or a single shot of the Janssen vaccine. A booster vaccine is not required. Unvaccinated and not-fully vaccinated tourists must spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival. There are also some important COVID-19 rules that tourists still have to take into account.
Step 1 | Apply for your visa
Are you going on holiday to Cambodia? Then start applying for your visa in good time. The visa for Cambodia is a so-called e-visa. This means that it can be applied for completely online. You do not have to visit an embassy or consulate. You can apply for the visa using an online application form.
Apply for your Cambodia visa
Step 2 | Travelling to Cambodia
During your trip, you must always be able to present your passport, visa, and vaccination certificate. During the flight to Cambodia, you must follow a number of COVID-19 rules, such as wearing a face mask.
Returning to the UK
Are you travelling back to the UK? There are no rules for travellers returning to the UK from abroad.
If you aren‘t (fully) vaccinated, you must take a COVID-19 test in the 2 days before you travel back to the UK. Also, you must book and pay for another test and take before the end of day 2 after arrival. You don‘t need to quarantine
Cambodia leads the way with vaccinations against the coronavirus / COVID-19 and is open for tourism again.
Disclaimer: as much of the information about the COVID-19 crisis changes very quickly, there is no way to guarantee that this article is complete and up to date at the time you read it. Please base your decision on whether or not to travel to Cambodia during or after the COVID-19 crisis also on information provided by your travel agent and/or airline, even before you apply for your visa.