Visas and Passports
Can be obtained at Royal Embassies and Consulates of Cambodia
A Passport with at least four-month validity is required. A Visa is required for most nationalities. One-month visas are available on arrival at the international airports in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, and at border crossings with Thailand and Vietnam. Visas are not available at the crossing with Laos. Poi Pet, O'Smach and Cham Yeam at the Cambodia-Thailand international border checkpoint and Bavet, Kaam Samnor at the Cambodia-Vietnam international border checkpoint.
Visa fee: Business visa: USD25, Tourist visa: USD20. Displomatic, Official, Courtesy, and Special visas are issued free of charge. One 4x6 photo is required. Tourist visas can be extended for one month, but only one time. Business visas can be renewed indefinitely. Renew visas through a travel agent or the ‘Department for Foreigner” on Confederation de Russie (“Airport Road”), located opposite Phnom Penh International Airport. Tel: 012 581 558. Fax: 023 890 380. E-omail: visa firstname.lastname@example.org.
Airport Taxi For visitors entering Cambodia through Phnom Penh International Airport, a taxi into the city will cost USD7 and will take approximately 15 minutes. Most hotels and better guesthouses provide airport pickups for booked guests. A (non-metered) taxi from Siem Reap International Airport into town, 8km away, costs about USD5 and takes 10-15 minutes.
Local Transport Cars and mini-buses are readily available for touring the temples at Angkor or for day trips in and around Phnom Penh. The cost of a car and driver is US$20+per day.
Hotels and Guesthouses There are many of each in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Accommodation ranges from guesthouses charging from USD5/night to luxurious 5-star hotels. In Siem Reap there are several small hotels along the road between the airport and the town. (These are peaceful as they're set among rice fields and palms but require a taxi ride for each venture outside).
Nightlife Plenty available, but take your own driver or "motodop" (motorbike taxi driver) for the evening.
Telephone Country code: 855, Phnom Penh code: 23. Phone cards are available, and can be purchased at many outlets. There are also several mobile phone systems. Mobile phones can be rented from booths on the street on a pay-per-call basis.
Opening Hours Government offices: business hours are from 7:30am-11: 30am and 2:30pm-5pm, Monday to Friday. Banks are open from 8am-3pm Monday to Friday. Markets are open from early morning to late evening, including Sundays and pubic holidays.
Postal service Airmail to Europe takes 4-5 days, and to the USA 7-10 days
Newspapers English dailies: The Phnom Penh Post and The Cambodia Daily.
Internet services The Internet and E-mail are available in city and all the provinces.
Tourist information Ministry of Tourism.
Tel.: (855)23 211 593, Fax: (855)23 212 837
Emergency There are emergency services in Phnom Penh. Call 119 ambulance, Call 118 fire truck, Call 117 polices.