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Tourism is one of the most important sectors in Cambodia’s economy. In 2017, the Southeast Asian country recorded a whopping number of over 5.6 million tourists, up by 12% from the previous year with tourist flow of over 5 million visitors.

International tourists who visit Cambodia come from various countries with ASEAN having most of the population. However, Canadians also visit Cambodia. According to a ranking of international visitor arrivals in Cambodia, Canada was ranked 16th from 2011 to 2017.

Moreover, Cambodia shares a strong bilateral relationship with Canada in various aspects such as people-to-people ties, trade, and investment. There are about 35,000 Canadians of Cambodian origin and about 7,000 Canadians living in Cambodia in 2017.

It should be noted that your provincial plan will not cover you outside Canada. Thus, you need to have the right Cambodia travel insurance before you travel to the Southeast Asian country. You need adequate travel insurance for coverage against medical emergencies, accident and hospitalization abroad.

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Basic Information About Cambodia

Some important information on Cambodia Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Riel or US dollar
Official language Khmer
Capital Phnom Penh
Continent Asia
Population Approx. 16 million
Plug type Plug type A, C, and G
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Wet season – May to October
  • Dry season – November to April
Laws Local laws and customs

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Cambodia Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Cambodia is your choice and you are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. But since we care about your safety and security, we provide you credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to help you to make well-informed decisions as you travel to the Southeast Asian country.

Risk Level

Cambodia – Exercise a high degree of caution

Due to an increase in thefts, opportunistic crimes, and robberies, exercise a high degree of caution.

Travel Health Notice – Zika virus

The Public Health Agency of Canada advises Canadians to practice special health precautions in Cambodia due to the risk of the Zika virus. Pregnant and would-be pregnant women are advised not to travel to the Southeast Asian country.

Entry / Exit requirements

It is the sole right of a country or territory to decide who enters or exits its borders. The Government of Canada will not intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the country’s entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Cambodian authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The entry requirements that apply to you depend on the type of passport you use for travel. Find out about passport requirements from your transportation company before you leave.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - You are required to hold a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date you entered Cambodia.
  • Passport for official travel - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - When traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document, the entry requirements that apply to you may differ. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Cambodia before you leave.

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Cambodia Healthcare

Cambodia has both public and private hospitals and healthcare centers. However, medical equipment and facilities may not be up to Canada’s standard but medical treatment could be expensive. Also, some hospitals may require you to make cash payments. So, you will need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right Cambodia travel insurance for the coverage you need.

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Cambodia Travel Insurance News

When two Canadians, Eden Kazoleas and Jessica Drolet, were arrested in Cambodia for pornographic dancing, their lawyer took issues with photos distributed for the alleged incident after they arrived home in Canada following their release on bail.

Kazoleas and Drolet denied the charges against them when they spoke to reporters at Toronto’s Pearson airport. The two were arrested in January 2018, for allegedly posting photos in social media that show them dancing pornographically at a pool party.

After landing in Canada, Drolet said they are just glad to be back and Kazoleas thanked the authorities of Cambodia for their understanding and said she would not be commenting on the case because there are still three people in custody.

She added that she is not aware that attending an outdoor party pool was not allowed in the Cambodian culture but maintained that she was not part of any pornographic dancing. Both of them took issue with how the media portrayed them.

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