Visas are available at these land crossings along the Thai border: Poipet Banteay Meanchey and Cham Yeam in Koh Kong. Visitors coming from Vietnam through Bavet (VN: Moc Bai) or Ka-Om Samnor (VN: Chao Doc) will need to obtain their visas through a Cambodian Embassy or overseas Consulate prior to their arrival.
A border crossing from Laos is also possible through the Voeun Kham border checkpoint, but travelers are advised to obtain their visas prior to arrival at the border.
Please note that border crossings not mentioned above are not classified as international checkpoints, and therefore we suggest that you secure confirmation before commencing your trip.
Visa Fee: US$30 for tourist visas & US$35 for business visas. The fee is payable only in cash.
Various visa extension options are also available.
Cambodia is +7 hours GMT. The country is in the same time zone as neighbouring Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.
Loose, light clothing is recommended. In the dry season a light sweater may be needed in the evening. A comfortable pair of walking shoes, a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen are all recommended.
Bargaining is customary in the local markets.
Cambodia’s dry season extends from November until May, during which time temperatures range from 20°C to 32°C.
The monsoon season prevails from June through October with stronger breezes and higher humidity. Rainfall is usually limited to the afternoons and is sporadic. Temperatures are warmer during this time, varying from 26°C to 38°C.
The local currency is Riel, although the US dollar is widely accepted throughout the country and in all major markets. The rate of exchange has consistently floated around USD1= 4,000 Riels for the past few years.
Navutu Dreams accepts payment by Visa Card and Mastercard. Elsewhere, use of credit cards is limited to larger hotels.
There are many state-owned hospitals where qualified doctors work. There are also a number of private clinics available in the major cities and most of these are maintained to international standards.
Khmer is the official language. English and French are popular second languages.