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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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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cambodia Supreme Court Decision

On November 16 2017, Cambodia’s Supreme Court is expected to rule on a motion to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). The Cambodian government has placed its security forces on alert in anticipation of potential demonstrations and protests in response to the decision. Expect a heightened security presence in Phnom Penh, especially around …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rising Tensions and Anti-American Rhetoric

Released on September 13, 2017 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cambodia that recent developments, including the arrest of a political figure, the expulsion of an American NGO and its foreign staff, and anti-American rhetoric by officials, may raise the overall tensions in the country. Although …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Closure of U.S. Embassy on June 2, 2017

Released on June 1, 2017 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cambodia that the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh will be closed for routine Consular services on June 2. Both major political parties have announced plans for pre-election processions and rallies throughout the city. This will …

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Invitation for U.S. Citizens: Siem Reap Town Hall with U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt

Released on May 31, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is pleased to invite U.S. citizens to attend a town hall meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Mr. William A. Heidt, on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, in Siem Reap.  The Ambassador and other Embassy officials will be present to answer your questions regarding …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Cambodian Elections

Released on May 31, 2017 This security message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cambodia that the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh anticipates political gatherings and demonstrations ahead of nationwide commune elections on June 4. The Embassy encourages U.S. citizens to avoid large crowds and immediately vacate any area …

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