Not to be outdone by Vietnam’s recent announcement of fully reopening without testing on arrival, Cambodia has made a big announcement of its own less than 24 hours later: they have removed testing altogether including the requirement for a PCR test prior to departure and the ATK test upon arrival.  Additionally, they have announced the reinstatement of Visa on Arrival for all travellers to Cambodia whether by air, sea or land.

For anyone who has ever dreamt of experiencing the wonders of Angkor without the crowds, there has never been a better time to go! For inspiration, go here to check out some of our amazing Cambodia tours. For further details regarding entry procedures, please read on.

Overview of Cambodia's tourism reopening plan

Quite simply if you have been vaccinated you now apply for a visa and come to Cambodia “as normal”. The visa on arrival system is also re-instated to facilitate the re-opening process of the country. Hence, the entry requirements to Cambodia is now almost back to normal for the fully vaccinated travelers.

This will supersede the Sihanoukville sandbox program that was previously announced. If though you test positive you will need to quarantine and at your own expense.

Those not vaccinated will also need to quarantine for 14 days, as well as not be able to actually visit anywhere when your quarantine ends!

Entry requirement details during covid

During covid, here is the current entry requirements of Cambodia government

Requirements for all travelers

At the moments, there is no requirements to have entry to Cambodia. However, if you are not fully vaccinated you will have a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. 

If you are fully vaccinated, you need to show to vaccination proof upon arrival, and you are free to travel around the country.

Children and young people

Children aged 17 and under can follow the rules for fully vaccinated travellers to enter Cambodia.

Children aged 17 and under who are not vaccinated will be quarantined in accordance with the period that applies to the accompanying adult(s).

If you’re transiting through Cambodia

Transiting through Cambodia and staying in the airport (airside) is not currently permitted.

If you are transiting through Cambodia on your way to another country and will be passing through immigration (sometimes known as a layover), for example to stay in a hotel for a flight the next day, you need to meet the entry requirements applicable to your vaccination status.


There are no exemptions to these entry requirements.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Cambodia. Entry is normally refused if you have a damaged passport or pages missing.

Your passport should also be valid for a minimum period of 6 months for any subsequent renewal or extension of your visa that you apply for from within Cambodia.


You are now can apply for both Cambodia's Visa on arrival, eVisa, or via a Cambodia's embassy abroad.

Visa fees, conditions and photograph requirements are subject to change. Check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Co-operation website for the latest information on fees, conditions and photograph requirements and on how to apply for an e-visa or a visa on arrival.

Tourist visas issued by a Royal Cambodian Embassy abroad may appear to have a longer validity than 1 month. The validity of the visa refers to time you have to enter Cambodia. The visa is valid for 30 days from the actual date of entry into Cambodia. Make sure your passport is stamped on arrival, and keep the departure form. If you lose your departure form, you’ll need to contact immigration officials before you leave the country to make alternative arrangements.

You can be fined, detained and deported if you overstay your visa. There is a fine of $10 per day for overstaying the validity term of your visa. There is no limit to this fine. Those who overstay more than 30 days will need to leave Cambodia in addition to paying the fine.

Here is more more detail about Cambodia visa

Foreigner registration

The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Immigration will DENY VISA EXTENSIONS for foreigners who are not registered on the Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS). The FPCS will be used to record and manage foreigners’ information when they arrive at any entry point and record their data when they leave Cambodia. Its main objective is to protect foreigner safety and security in case of an emergency during their stay in Cambodia. Registration applies to all foreigners present in Cambodia, including tourists and residents.

The latest information on visa extension arrangements from the relevant authorities is:

  • tourist visa: there is no longer an automatic extension for those who entered Cambodia on a tourist visa and overstay fines are now applicable, although there may be exceptions to this. Contact the General Department of Immigration directly to determine if you fall within the excepted dates
  • other visas: for non-tourist visas such as EG visas, there is no automatic extension in place and these can be renewed at any time by contacting Cambodian Immigration

The Immigration Department has clarified that registration is the responsibility of the host (landlords/hotel owners) not of the foreign resident/tourist. Foreigners will not face any fine if they are not registered, but will not receive their visa extension until the landlord/hotelier has input the foreigners details in the system.

You should check with your host to confirm that they have registered you on the app, and if not, then to ask them to do so.

If you have no landlord/own your own home, you will need to register yourself.

The FPCS app is free to download on iOS and Android. There is a video tutorial from the General Department of Immigration on how the app works (although the video has Khmer narration, the images are with English text: FPCS Video Tutorial

The in-app tutorial is in English. There are 6 steps for registration:

  • create an account (phone number, password)
  • upload a copy of your passport
  • verify information
  • enter valid phone number and password
  • verify
  • add information about accommodation

Regional travel

The Cambodia-Laos, Cambodia-Thailand and Cambodia-Vietnam land borders are closed to travellers.

Recent changes to visa requirements for Thailand may affect travellers wishing to make regular crossings at the land border between Cambodia and Thailand. See travel advice for Thailand for further information.

For further information about regional travel, see the travel advice for the specific country.

More general information on land border crossings from Laos and Vietnam is available e at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Co-operation website.

Work permits

To work in Cambodia, you’ll need a valid business visa and a valid work permit. Business visas are issued by the Immigration Department and are usually available on arrival in Phnom Penh airport, or at the Immigration Department. You may be able to apply for a Business visa in advance at your nearest Cambodian Embassy. Your employer will need to apply for your work permit from the Department of Labour and Social Affairs.

The Cambodian government is now enforcing these rules more strictly than in previous years. There is some uncertainty about whether the government will impose charges retroactively on individuals who did not have valid work permits previously. Procedures are subject to change and you should always consult the relevant Cambodian government department for the latest advice.

Reopening Cambodia’s Tourism – What is the situation on the ground?

Cambodia has hit almost 90 percent of the population being vaccinated and life for the most part has resumed back to normal, or at least the “new normal” which involves face-masks social distancing and night clubs still be closed, for now….

The tourist infrastructure in the country has obviously been affected to some degree, but there are still plenty of hotels and bars in Phnom Penh waiting for tourists! Things in Siem Reap are not nearly as good, but at least Angkor Wat is open.

That said, it is the best time to visit Angkor Wat without the crowds

Can I travel to Cambodia with Sonasia Holiday?

You certainly can! Sonasia Holiday, together with our partners are welcoming and surely guaranteeing a safe trip to Cambodia for the travelers from all over the world.

Below is the list of steps for travelers planning to visit Cambodia with Sonasia Holiday.


  • Guests should check with airlines before their flight to Cambodia to clarify any requirements before boarding their flight.


  • Visa: all travellers by air, sea and land are eligible to obtain a Visa on Arrival (VOA) when entering Cambodia
  • Proof of full vaccination: at least 14 days prior to departure to Cambodia to be presented upon arrival; should show vaccine type and date of vaccination.
  • Download ‘Tracerapp‘ before exiting the airport

During Stay

  • Guests are encouraged to wear masks in public.
  • Guests who test positive for COVID during their stay will be allowed to receive treatment or to self-isolate in their hotel.

Note: Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors will be subject to a 14-day quarantine upon arrival at facilities designated by the Cambodian Ministry of Health. Accordingly, we do not recommend travellers to visit Cambodia if they are not fully vaccinated. 

Recommended Cambodia tour packages in the “new normal”

You can find below some of the recommended tour packages for you to explore the country in the “new normal”.


Here are all Cambodia tour packages

Should you need further information, feel free to contact our team at your own convenience.

FAQs about Reopening Cambodia Tourism


As long as you are fully vaccinated, you can visit Cambodia without quarantine. Vice versa, if you are not fully vaccinated / unvaccinated you need to follow a mandatory14-day quarantine.


You can visit any places in Cambodia as long as you are fully vaccinated. If not, you need to finish your quarantine time (14 days) before starting any visit.

Here is places to visit in Cambodia


No, you don't. As of today, COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Cambodia. However, if you are not fully vaccinated, you need to follow a 14-day quarantine.


Following the latest annoucement from the government authorities, theres is no Covid test required to enter the Kingdom of wonders.


Quarantine requirements: 14 days for unvaccinated travelers. Fully vaccinated travelers don't need to quarantine.


Yes you can, but you need to follow the mandatory 14-day quarantine.


According to WHO and the country’s vaccination policies, the tourists traveling to a particular country need to get themselves vaccinated for the diseases like yellow fever, malaria, etc. If you are questioning that Do I need a vaccine to travel to Cambodia then the answer is yes, you need to get vaccinated to be able to travel to Cambodia without any hindrances. The vaccination is necessary to secure the lives of both, the residents of the country as well as the travelers. To avoid the outbreak of any undesirable endemic, this step is very crucial.

Here is vaccination guide for Cambodia

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How long to spend in Cambodia may seem like a ridiculous question to address, but if you have plenty of time and aren’t sure how much to dedicate, this blog will definitely help you out. 

How long can you stay in Cambodia? 

Well, as long as you like! From 7 days to a month, there are various ways you can travel across Cambodia and uncover its secrets. Advising an ideal trip length for Cambodia is a bit of a complex challenge, as it depends on several factors such as the places you wish to visit, the activities you plan to join, or if you want to combine Cambodia with its neighbor countries. 

Stay tuned! We are going to sort all these things out including the step-by-step guide to create the best itinerary in Cambodia.


The below article is written by Reece Ferguson from Khmer Night about the experience with a visit to Siem Reap recently in the "new normal". Check it out to know what to expect if you are planning to visit Cambodia in the "new normal" in 2022.


Siem Reap has really gone through the wars lately, with lockdown’s and “Red Zones” seriously impacting the city. The lockdown is though now over, meaning this might well be your last chance to visit a truly empty Angkor Wat.

Every now and again you get a job-perk, so when Khmer Nights were invited to test out a new tourism app in Siem Reap, we jumped at the chance. Visiting the floating village on Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat were duly picked as our personal tour choices and we got ready to embark on a mini-adventure.

When the crisis is over, you need this guide to visit Angkor Wat without the crowds


A Sihanoukville sandbox will be initiated on November 30th, which will allow quarantine-free travel not only to the port city, but also Koh Rong Island and Dara Sakor Resort in Koh Kong province.

This will now allow for quarantine-free travel to and within the Kingdom, but what exactly is in the fine print?

Sit back while we dive into the Sihanoukville Sandbox, outlining how it will work and what to expect. 


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian countries has taken the cautious approach to inbound travel and has had some of the strictest border restrictions and closures. At the moment, the nations of the region are in the beginning stages of reopening their borders for tourism, with every country introducing its own regulations.

The “unlocking” statuses vary widely. Travelers entering Asian countries may be required to do everything from going into quarantine, submitting negative COVID-19 test results, presenting proof of health insurance, and proof of vaccination (known a vaccine passports).

There is an understandable uncertainty with how you should travel to the Asian region if you are planning to. This is why we present you the list of 19 Asian countries, along with details on the current travel situation. As each country applies precisely defined regulations, you should always check the official websites listed in the article below for the latest government announcements.


Choosing the best time to visit Angkor Wat can be a little tricky. You almost have to choose between rain and muddy temple sites or good weather with hordes of people who always seem to be in the way of photographs. Following the typical weather patterns for much of Southeast Asia, the best time to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia is during the dry season from late November to early April.

Fortunately, with a little timing, you can take advantage of the best times to visit Angkor Wat. Even better, travelers who hire drivers to visit ruins farther afield get rewarded with those Tomb-Raider-Indiana-Jones photos with no other tourists in the backdrop.


Angkor Wat, Cambodia's famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, is breathtaking and thrilling to explore. The temple ruins have a way of igniting the inner archaeologist in all of us. You won't soon forget wandering the sprawling, carved ruins of a once-great civilization!

The history of the City of Temples is riddled with incredible facts and events. For instance, Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world, but it didn't make the new list of Seven Wonders of the World, and while it was previously rented for profit to an entity outside of Cambodia, the local government took back control in 2019.


We believe you have the right to arm yourselves with as much information as possible before making any decision.

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