Passport & Visas
All travelers including the citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom are required to have a visa to enter Cambodia. You can obtain an e-visa, which is valid for three months from the date of issue and allows travelers to visit for consecutive 30 days.
Travelers to Cambodia must have a passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date in Cambodia. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times.
Check with your embassy or your official government website for regulations. Bear in mind that our Cambodia travel advice is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling.
You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA
You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Cambodia travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.
- To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
- Based on your tour, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers.
- Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Cambodia travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
The best time to visit Cambodia is in winter and early spring when the weather is mildly warm and dry. Temperatures stay in the high 20s in the coolest months from January to March. You will get to enjoy the majestic temple complexes of Cambodia thanks to low humidity. Trekking in the countryside is also delightful as the rice fields are blooming after the monsoon rains. Bear in mind that this is the high season for Cambodia tours, so iconic sights like Angkor Wat will be bustling with travelers.
November is one of the best months to visit Cambodia to experience the cultural atmosphere to the fullest. Folks celebrate the end of the monsoon all around the country with dazzling festivals. Christmas is also one of the favorite times for visiting Cambodia.
Cambodia enters the green season of the monsoon towards the end of April. Temperatures reach 40°C inland, making it slightly uncomfortable for sightseeing in major cities like Phnom Penh. However, the summer months offer a quiet time for the best places to visit in Cambodia free of the crowds. You will have the must-see attractions to yourself as it is the low season. Nature is at its liveliest at this time of year. Lush vegetation and flooded rice fields make up the postcard sceneries characteristic of Cambodia. If you are traveling in Cambodia from May to October, make sure you packed the essential gear for a comfortable trip in the monsoon.