Things to Know Before Visiting Cambodia
A visa is necessary to enter Cambodia and may be obtained upon arrival. There are 2 categories of visa:
– tourist visa (T Class) valid 30 days (30US$) extendable one time for an additional 30 days (45US$).
– ordinary or normal visa (E Class), former Business visa, valid 30 days (35US$) extendable up to 1 year (cost depending on the extension period).
Documents required: 1 form, 2 photos, valid passport during 6 months at the date of arrival in Cambodia, appropriate sum.
If your visa has expired, it will cost 5US$ per day of overstay, for the first 30 days, then 6US$ per day, retroactivly to the first day of overstay, if you have not regularized your situation within a period of 30 days.
An other way to get a visa is by internet; just follow the link hereafter and get it online https://www.evisa.gov..kh. That will avoid you queue up at your entry point of Cambodia.
No vaccination is required in Cambodia. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to safeguard against tetanos, hepatitis A & B, thyphoid. If you travel to certain remote regions, the vaccines against rage, japanese encephalitis and flu are advised.
Tropical climate in Cambodia, very hot in summer (mid-March to end of May).
In your bag, think of placing an anti-mosquitoes lotion, sunglasses, a hat … before traveling.
Customs : you will have to fill in a declaration form at your entry into Cambodia.
Avoid heavy luggage. The weight allowed for checked luggage on domestic and international flights is 20kgs per person.
International Airport tax : now included in the air ticket price.
Domestic Airport tax : now included in your air ticket price.
The normal check-in times at airports is 2h for international departures and 1h for domestic departures. But, due to tougher security measures it is advisable to come sufficiently in advance to avoid queuing.
Credit cards : you may obtain cash advance with your credit card at the local banks, the standard charge begins at 2%. Most stores, hotels and travel agencies accept payment by CB but will add a 4 – 5% commission to the final bill. There are now automatic teller machines in the main towns of Cambodia.
Traveller’s cheques : banks will accept payment by traveller’s cheques and charge a 1 – 4% commission. Few large hotels accept that way of payment now.
Cash : it is important to bring small denominations of US$ for your current expenses, they are accepted and preferred everywhere. The local money-changers, usually located around the markets, have better rates than banks.
Internet and telephone : it is the cheapest way to communicate with your beloved ones, there are numerous internet shops and cafes throughout Cambodia.
Photographies, films and processing: it is not necessary to bring a lot of films to Cambodia as they can be found everywhere and are very cheap.
SIEM REAP INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL will do the best and make efforts to book hotels requested by clients; sometimes, hotel bookings cannot be guaranteed and alternative hotels will be used and booked.