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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