COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: 10/26/2021 Updated Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. due to COVID-19 The  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  has announced a new Order for all air passengers traveling to the United States. Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status …

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Alert: Lockdown Measures in Siem Reap

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, the Provincial Government of Siem Reap has announced lockdown measures and other restrictions as follows: Siem Reap Town will be classified as a “Dark Yellow Zone” from September 11, 2021 through September 18, 2021. “Dark Yellow Zones” are subject to the following restrictions: All …

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Alert: Phnom Penh Curfew Extension, and Other COVID-19 Restrictions Announced

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, the Government of Cambodia has extended the curfew for Phnom Penh through August 19, 2021. Additional restrictive measures have also been extended through August 26, 2021. Local and provincial authorities throughout the country may also implement additional restrictions. American citizens are advised to …

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ALERT: COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN FOR PHNOM PENH

Attention American Citizens The Ministry of Health has announced the continuation of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for residents in Phnom Penh. Beginning August 9, 2021 through September 8, 2021, the Ministry of Health will provide COVID-19 vaccines to area residents aged 18 years old and over.  Vaccines are available to both Cambodian citizens and foreigners …

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Alert: Areas of Phnom Penh Blocked Off

On August 2 and August 5, Phnom Penh City authorities issued orders restricting access to and movement within certain areas of Phnom Penh in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  For the duration of the orders, it is prohibited to enter, exit, or gather within the designated areas. At the time of this announcement, …

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Alert: New Lockdowns, Curfews, and Other COVID-19 Restrictions in Cambodia

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, the Government of Cambodia will implement new measures from 11:59 PM on July 29, 2021 through August 12, 2021, including the lockdown of provinces bordering Thailand (Koh Kong, Pursat, Battambang, Pai Lin, Banteay Meanchey, Odor Meanchey, Preah Vihear, and Siem Reap), the closure of the …

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Alert: Updates on Lockdown and Other Measures

Interprovincial Travel On April 25, Cambodian authorities lifted the ban on travel between provinces . However, a prohibition on travel to and from areas under lockdown, such as Phnom Penh, Ta Khmau, Sihanoukville, and parts of Poipet, remains. Curfew in Siem Reap Cambodian authorities extended the existing curfew in Siem Reap until May 7, 2021. Lockdown Measures Cambodian authorities announced that lockdown measures in Phnom …

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Alert: “Red Zone” Restrictions

In an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, Cambodian authorities have identified four sangkat subdistricts and three villages in Phnom Penh as “Red Zones” subject to more restrictive lockdown measures. The areas identified as “Red Zones” are as follows: Sangkat Stueng Meanchey 1, Stueng Meanchey 2, Stueng Meanchey 3 Sangkat Chaom Chau Villages 14, …

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Alert: Update on Travel Restrictions and Lockdown Measures

Embassy Services Due to increased lockdown measures in Phnom Penh and Ta Khmau, the U.S. Embassy will be suspending all routine consular services, including non-emergency American Citizen Services appointments, until April 28.  Applicants with appointments during the lockdown period will be contacted to reschedule their appointments.  American citizens seeking emergency services should contact ACSPhnomPenh@state.gov or +855-23-728-000. …

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Alert: Lockdown Measures in Phnom Penh

Cambodian authorities have announced lockdown measures in Phnom Penh and Ta Khmau municipalities, effective midnight April 15 (tonight) through April 28, 2021. These designated lockdown areas are subject to the following: All individuals within the lockdown areas must not leave their residence for the duration of the lockdown period, with some exceptions. Up to two …

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Alert: Extension of Curfew in Phnom Penh

The Phnom Penh government has announced that the curfew effective from April 1 to April 14 will be extended for an additional two weeks until April 28. Curfew hours are from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The curfew suspends in-person restaurant and food stall service and forbids most types of gatherings and travel within the …

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Alert: Restrictions in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

Curfew in Siem Reap Cambodian authorities have announced a curfew in Siem Reap province from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. effective immediately through April 23, 2021, forbidding most types of gatherings and travel during curfew hours. Exceptions to restrictions during curfew hours include the following: Travel for emergency medical needs; Gatherings with family members residing in the …

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Alert: COVID-19 Update on Vaccines and Curfews

Registration for COVID-19 Vaccines The Cambodian government has provided the following guidance for foreign residents of Cambodia, including American citizens, to request a COVID-19 vaccination: The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training (MLVT) is responsible for registering foreign nationals holding an E-class Ordinary Visa and work permits issued by MLVT.  A valid passport, valid visa, …

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Alert: Prohibition on Travel Between Provinces

The Cambodian government has announced a 14-day prohibition on all travel between provinces in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.  This prohibition is effective starting 12:00 a.m. April 7 (midnight tonight) until April 20, 2021.  This prohibition is applicable to travel between all provinces, except for travel between Phnom Penh and Kandal province.  Travel to seek medical attention …

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Alert Government Curfew in Phnom Penh

In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Cambodian government on March 31 announced a new sub-decree which provides provincial governments broad authorities to impose curfews as well as restrictions on travel, gatherings, and business operations.   Pursuant to this sub-decree, on April 1 the Phnom Penh government imposed a daily curfew from 8:00 pm to 5:00 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens Cambodia Vaccination Plan Update

The U.S. Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. The Department continues to proactively communicate travel advice and warnings to U.S. citizens amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Embassy in Cambodia is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on American residents throughout …

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ALERT COVID-19 Update

According to Ministry of Health authorities, as of March 16, Cambodia has had a total of 1,430 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one COVID-19 related death since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020.   Travel Restrictions: According to media reports, the Cambodian government has given provincial administrations authority to implement restrictions on travel …

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Alert: Restrictions on Travel Between Provinces

According to media reports, the Cambodian government has given provincial administrations authority to implement restrictions on travel between provinces in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to the Preah Sihanouk travel restrictions announced last week, the provincial governments of Pailin, Kep, and Siem Reap have also announced certain restrictions or requirements for travelers …

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Alert: Preah Sihanouk Travel Restrictions

March 4, 2021 According to a statement released by the Preah Sihanouk provincial administration, in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 stemming from the February 20 event, all travel to and from Preah Sihanouk Province has been suspended until further notice. Local police have established checkpoints at Highway 3 and at the junction …

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Alert: Cambodia Security Officials COVID-19 Update

February 20, 2021 As of midday February 20, Cambodia security officials in Phnom Penh have restricted access to Diamond Island and some establishments following a COVID-19 outbreak. Additional closures reported in the city include St. 51 and St. 172. American citizens are advised to avoid these and any other barricaded areas. American citizens are reminded …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Town Hall in Phnom Penh

February 19, 2021 The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a Town Hall Meeting with Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy on Friday, March 5, 20201 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.. Ambassador Murphy will make brief remarks on U.S.-Cambodian relations and will be joined by Embassy personnel who will discuss security issues, the COVID-19 situation, and …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

January 15, 2021 Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive …

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New Cambodia Entry Requirements and COVID-19 Update

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 June 10, authorities announced a requirement that all foreign travelers entering Cambodia pay a deposit of $3,000 upon arrival at airport s for mandatory …

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Alert: Travel and COVID-19 Update

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 …

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Important Information for U.S. Citizens

June 03, 2020 After a period of limited emergency services in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh will resume some regular services for U.S. citizens. In addition to emergency consular services, a limited number of routine American Citizen Services (ACS) appointments will be available starting June 8. Interested U.S. citizens may use our …

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Notice on Flights for U.S. Citizens

April 27, 2020 As of April 27, the following airlines 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 …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh COVID-19 Travel and Security Alert

The Government of Cambodia has announced a 30-day suspension of entry into Cambodia for foreigners traveling from the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Iran — effective March 17.   Cambodian authorities have not provided details on implementation of this suspension, including whether immigration officials will allow American citizens with residence or work permits to …

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Message to American Citizens: U.S. passport holders may be denied entry into Cambodia.

March 14, 2020 The Cambodian Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on March 14 a 30-day suspension of entry into Cambodia on “foreigners traveling from” the United States, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.  The suspension went into effect on Tuesday March 17.  U.S. passport holders have been denied boarding on flights to Cambodia, and American citizens …

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Health Alert: COVID19 Update

February 20, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh continues to coordinate with Holland-American Line (HAL) and the Cambodian government to assist U.S. citizen passengers of the MS Westerdam in Cambodia with onward flights home. Since a passenger from the MS Westerdam tested positive for COVID19 (novel coronavirus) upon arrival on Saturday, February 15 in …

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A message to U.S. citizens regarding public safety and COVID19

February 16, 2020 Earlier today, we learned that Malaysian health authorities confirmed a passenger from the MS Westerdam cruise ship, which docked in Sihanoukville on February 13, tested positive for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) after arriving in Kuala Lumpur on February 14. The elderly passenger’s spouse tested negative. Personnel from U.S. Mission Cambodia are participating in …

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Health Alert – Do Not Travel to China (January 31, 2020)

Location: Cambodia Event: Do Not Travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance …

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Health Alert – Novel Coronavirus in China (January 24, 2020)

Novel Coronavirus in China Location: Cambodia Event:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (U.S. CDC) has issued a Watch Level 3 Alert (Avoid Nonessential Travel) for Wuhan and a Watch Level 1 Alert (Practice Usual Precautions) for China in response to an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Person-to-person spread is …

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Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy is enhancing its security posture.  The Embassy will remain open during regular business hours for visa and American Citizen Services appointments, including passport issuance.  The Embassy will continue to …

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Security Message: Expected Traffic Disruptions and Potential for Increased Crime during the Early November Holidays

November 04, 2019 The Cambodian government officially recognizes holidays on November 9 (Independence Day) and the Water and Moon Festival (November 10 to November 13).  The annual Water and Moon Festival itself will take place in Phnom Penh on November 10-12.  Several hundred thousand people are expected to come to Phnom Penh for this event. …

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American Citizens in Siem Reap – Off-site consular services

American Citizens in Siem Reap Off-site consular services Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is pleased to announce the provision of Off-site consular services in Siem Reap.  We will be accepting applications for passport renewal, report of birth abroad and notarial services. The services provided are …

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National Day of Mourning President George H. W. Bush

National Day of Mourning President George H. W. Bush Wednesday December 5, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday December 5th.  As the nation mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal Employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering …

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STOP. THINK. CONNECT: Keep Yourself Safe Online

People around the world are spending more time online than ever before. As more people use the Internet for online shopping, banking, financial management, and socializing, they also expose themselves to increased cyber risks. Online threats and cyber-attacks are a threat to the national and economic security of every nation. Because cybersecurity is important to …

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Security Alert: National Parliamentary Elections on July 29

Event: National parliamentary elections on July 29 Location: Cambodia, countrywide Released date: July 24, 2018 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to, Cambodia that the upcoming national parliamentary elections on July 29 may spark political gatherings, demonstrations, or movements of security personnel. Although recent political gatherings in …

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