THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN PHNOM PENH IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN CAMBODIA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Cambodia Entry Requirements
On May 20, authorities lifted the restrictions on entry into Cambodia of foreigners traveling from six named countries experiencing the spread of COVID-19 (the United States, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, and Spain) and introduced the following measures for prevention, containment and response to the spread of COVID-19 for all travelers entering Cambodia by air, land, and water.
- All travelers entering Cambodia must possess a COVID-19 negative medical certificate issued no more than 72 hours prior to the date of travel and proof of medical insurance coverage of at least $50,000.
- Upon arrival in Cambodia, health authorities require all travelers to undergo a COVID-19 test and wait to receive the laboratory results. Some travelers have reported waiting 24 hours in stark conditions while test results were processed. In the event one or more travelers test positive for COVID-19, Cambodian authorities will subject all passengers to a 14-day quarantine at a location designated by Cambodian authorities. If all travelers test negative for COVID-19, health authorities will ask travelers to self-isolate for 14-days at their home under supervision of local authorities and health officials. Health authorities will then oversee another COVID-19 test on the 13th day of self-isolation.
The Government of Cambodia has suspended the e-visa and visa-on-arrival programs until further notice. In addition, we understand Cambodian Embassies will only issue official and diplomatic visas and will not issue tourist or other visas to enter Cambodia at this time.
U.S. Treasury Checks
The Embassy recently received an additional quantity of 46 U.S. treasury checks and we are in the process of notifying recipients of their arrival. If you are not registered in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), then we do not have your contact information and cannot notify you. When we receive more checks, we will notify those recipients as well. If you have a question about your economic impact payment, please visit the IRS’ website here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.
As of 10:00 a.m. June 4, Cambodia has two active cases of COVID-19 (there have been 125 total confirmed cases since the onset of the global pandemic). We will send further MASCOT updates as events and developments warrant.
Frequently Asked Questions
We encourage American Citizens to visit our Frequently Asked Questions here.
Notice on Flights for American Citizens Seeking to Depart Cambodia:
The following airlines currently maintain sharply reduced flights that depart Cambodia for onward connecting flights to the United States. Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability. Please check airline websites for times and availability and do not book flights through an online search service. We recommend booking flights through a travel agency or directly with the below airlines.
1. Korean Airlines Note: Reduced to two flights every week since April 13.
2. Asiana Airlines Note: Reduced to three flights every week starting April 17.
Travel agencies in Phnom Penh (English speakers):
EXO Travel – office 023 218 948. mobile: 017 600 085 and 017 910 007
Palm Travel and Tours – office 016 821 168. Mobile 077 800 021
Khmer Views Travel Agent – office 081 983 567
World Pop Travel – office 012 913 789
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