Travel advice for Cambodia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cambodia.

Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in US Dollar (USD)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

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in US Dollars (USD)

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Riel KHR

Further Information

Credit cards


  • Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 6 h / + 5 h during our summer time

National language

Official language


Language capabilities

English and French


Phnom Penh

Cultural characteristics

Cambodia is a predominantly Buddhist country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.


220 volt / adapter recommended

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 30 days.

  • Extension available on site.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Phnom Penh, Street 242, House 53 D
Tel. +855 23 219 045

Opening hours


8.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)


8.00 - 21.00 h (Mon - Fri)

  • Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.

  • Car rental with driver recommended.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country. No risk of malaria in Pnomh Penh, Siem Reap City.

Other information


  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Cambodia is one of the countries in the world most affected by land mines.
    Do not venture beyond the usual tourist destinations and use frequently traveled roads only. 
    Follow the recommended itineraries even when undertaking individual visits to the Angkor Wat temple grounds.
    Avoid the entire area around the Preah Vihear temple.

  • Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.

  • Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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