Cambodia has one of the highest vaccination rates in Asia. The coronavirus has not yet been completely defeated, but the number of infections has decreased significantly in recent months. Tourists are therefore welcome again in Cambodia. This page was updated on 25-11-2021.

Successful vaccination campaign

Compared to, for example, neighbouring Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, Cambodiaʼs vaccination campaign is remarkably successful. Around 85% of Cambodiaʼs population has been fully vaccinated, almost double the rate of its surrounding neighbours. Since August 2021, the third shot, or the so-called booster shots, have also been administered. Cambodia is very satisfied with the result achieved. The number of new COVID-19 infections has fallen sharply in recent months; from almost 1000 daily infections at the end of September, to less than 50 per day since mid-November.

Tourists welcome again in Cambodia

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis in 2020, it was impossible to travel to Cambodia for holidays for more than a year and a half. The strong decrease in infection numbers made the Cambodian government decide to reopen the borders on 15 November 2021. Tourists are welcome again, but only if they have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days. There are also some important rules that tourists still need to take into account. Those who want to go on holiday to Cambodia have to apply for a visa, take out a special coronavirus insurance and do a coronavirus test.

Step 1: Apply for your visa

Are you going on holiday to Cambodia? Start on time with your visa application. 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 the online application form.
Cambodia visa application

Step 2 | Arrange your COVID-19 insurance

The government of Cambodia requires all tourists to take out a special COVID-19 insurance before departure. This coronavirus insurance can only be arranged through Forte Insurance, an insurance company in Cambodia. During the application process for your visa, you will receive instructions on how to apply for this insurance, which is also done entirely online. The cost of this insurance is USD 90 for a stay up to 20 days, or USD 120 for a stay up to 30 days. The coronavirus insurance covers costs such as coronavirus testing in Cambodia, possible hospitalisation if you are infected with the coronavirus, and ambulance services. Please note: this Covid-19 insurance is completely separate from your travel insurance or health insurance.

After taking out the coronavirus insurance, you will receive a confirmation in PDF format. You must then submit this document with your visa application, together with a passport photo as well as a photo or scan of your passport. Only after you have submitted these documents with your visa application, will the visa application be processed.

Step 3 | Get tested for coronavirus

You must get tested for coronavirus with a PCR test at maximum 72 hours before departure to Cambodia, even if you have been fully vaccinated. The negative test result must be sent by email to Forte Insurance before departure.

Step 4 | Travel to Cambodia

During your trip you should always be able to present your passport, visa, test results and vaccination certificate. During the flight to Cambodia, you must wear a mask. On arrival in Cambodia, you will have to do a rapid test at the airport and wait 20 minutes for the result. If the result of the coronavirus test is negative, you do not have to go into quarantine.

Upon return to the UK or Europe

When returning to the UK from Cambodia, you must book and pay for a pre-departure COVID-19 test (to be taken in the 2 days before your return flight) and a post-arrival PCR test. You must also complete a passenger locator form in the 48 hours before your arrival. You must quarantine in your home or the place you are staying until you receive the test result. If the test result is negative, you can end your quarantine. If the test result is positive, you must self-isolate for 10 days. The day you took the test counts as day 0.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you must book and pay for an additional test (to be taken on day 8 after your arrival) and quarantine at home for 10 days.

European nationals from other countries who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 only need to show proof of testing and vaccination in their country’s respective Coronavirus app.

Cambodia has also taken extraordinarily strict measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).Cambodia has also taken extraordinarily strict measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Disclaimer: because so much of the information about the coronavirus crisis changes very quickly, there is no way to guarantee that this article is complete and entirely current at the time you read it. Please make sure to also base your decision on whether or not to travel to Cambodia during or after the coronavirus crisis on information provided by your travel agent and/or airline, even before you apply for your visa.