What to prepare for traveling to Cambodia
1. Papper to bring:
Necessary documents when traveling to Cambodia:
- Passports need to be valid 6 months after the date of departure from the last country(ies), and at least two blank pages.
- A visa or an E-visa approval letter.
- Proof of onward travel (such as return ticket or itinerary).
- Health declaration form or a negative COVID-19 test result certificate (if required).
- Travel insurance (recommended but not mandatory).
It is important to check the latest entry requirements and regulations before traveling to Cambodia as they may change due to COVID-19 or other factors.
2. Travel insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended when traveling to Cambodia, as it can provide coverage for unexpected events such as accidents, illness, flight cancellations, lost luggage, and other travel-related issues. It is important to carefully read the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that it covers all the activities you plan to undertake during your trip, such as adventure sports or motorbike riding.
When purchasing travel insurance for Cambodia, make sure that it includes coverage for medical evacuation, as medical facilities in some parts of the country may not meet Western standards. It is also a good idea to check whether your policy covers natural disasters such as typhoons or flooding, which can occur during certain times of the year.
Travel insurance can be purchased from a range of providers, including travel agencies, insurance companies, and online providers. It is important to shop around and compare prices and coverage to ensure that you find the best policy for your needs.
Cambodia has a tropical monsoon climate, the sun is hot and the temperature can be up to 37 degrees Celsius. So suitable clothing will be comfortable and lightweight clothing, as temperatures can be hot and humid. Don't forget to bring an umbrella, sunglasses, and a hat for the best body protection. Light rain jacket as the country experiences occasional rain showers.
The list below includes some of the general items you may like to consider to make your trip a little bit more comfortable. It will give you peace of mind to be prepared in case any situation arises where you need to make use of them.
- Vitamins (Any that you deem necessary)
- Electrolyte tablets
- Antiseptic location
- Diarrhoea medication
- Insect repellent
- Anti-itch cream for bug bites
6.1. Gift to bring:
- Gift giving in Cambodia depends on the circumstances. If you are invited to a wedding or a funeral the appropriate gift is an amount of money (say $20–50) in a plain envelope. At weddings the envelope can be red. At funerals it should be white. It helps defray the cost of what are very expensive affairs. Hand it over unobtrusively, though with both hands.
- If you were a guest to the house of a Cambodian family then flowers, fruit, or a box of chocolates, or other sweets or a bottle of wine, or possibly spirits, would be appropriate gifts, as they would be anywhere.
- Do not give a watch or a clock as a gift. Khmer people would see that as a death wish against them.
- Do not give a knife or sharp object as a gift. These are considered bad luck.
6.2. Power plugs:
- In Cambodia the power plug sockets are of type A, C and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
- In Cambodia the power plug sockets are of type A, C and G:
- Type A: mainly used in North and Central America, China and Japan. This socket only works with plug A.
- Type C: also known as the standard "Euro" plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.
- Type G: this type is of British origin. This socket only works with plug G.