Are you thinking of going to Cambodia?
If you’re going to Cambodia, make sure you have the right travel insurance. The things you need to take into account are:
- The cost of your trip – Because if you have to cancel, you want to know that you can get that cost back
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports cover policy, if needed
- The cost of your baggage
- And don’t forget to check the latest travel advice for Cambodia from the FCDO
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What is covered with travel insurance to Cambodia?
As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
For more information about what’s covered with travel insurance for Cambodia, have a read of our policy documents here.
To make sure that you have the best possible holiday experience, we’ve put together some fun facts and other information that you might want to know before your trip to Cambodia:
|Currency||Riel (or US dollar)|
|Most common languages spoken||Khmer|
|Population||Approx. 16 million|
|Plug type||Plug type A, C and G|
|Driving side||Right-hand side|
|Seasons||No need to worry about those long cold winter nights if you visit Colombia. The country is so close the equator, that they never have winter! They have two main seasons: |
1. The wet season – May – October
2. The dry season – November – April
|Laws||Local laws and customs|
Do you need a visa for Cambodia?
Yes, as a UK citizen you will need to apply for a visa to be able to travel to Cambodia. You can apply for an eVisa online before you travel, or if you’re travelling to Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, you can get a tourist visa on arrival at these airports. You must be sure to arrive with a passport photo if you wish to get visas on arrival.
You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for Cambodia here.
Healthcare in Cambodia
The public healthcare facilities in Cambodia aren’t in very good condition and have a much lower standard than the UKs facilities. Private healthcare facilities in Cambodia are of much better standards but can often be quite expensive, so travel insurance with medical conditions is advised.
It’s also important to make sure that you speak to your GP at least 4 to 6 weeks prior to travel to check whether there are any vaccinations, or any other preventives needed.
For more information about healthcare in Cambodia, visit GOV.uk here.
Can I get assistance if I fall ill or injure myself while in Cambodia?
Yes – In the unfortunate event of needing emergency medical treatment while abroad, our 24-hour assistance team are always on hand to help you.
All our travel insurance policyholders can call our specialised team in an emergency.
Did you know that?
- In 2008 the price of rat meat quadrupled in Cambodia, jumping from 16p to 70p a kilo. Rat meat is enjoyed as food by Cambodians, particularly if they’re on a budget. It’s also exported – neighbouring Vietnam takes a tonne of live rats a day.
- Cambodians celebrate New Year in mid-April, at the end of their harvest season. It’s traditional to splash and throw water at each other to show blessings and good wishes. It gets boisterous so water pistols were banned in 2001.
- Cambodia has a very young population. Half of all Cambodians were born after 1991.
- The flag of Cambodia has changed six times since 1970. It’s the only flag in the world to feature a real building – a picture of Angkor Wat, the 12th-century temple complex that is Cambodia’s most famous landmark.
- In Skuon, Cambodia, deep-fried spider is a popular snack food. The tarantulas are caught in their hundreds from their burrows and fried up in garlic. The legs are crispy, the head is meaty and the big round abdomen is full of brown goo. Bon appetit!
- Cambodia is a kingdom but the monarch is elected for life from members of the royal family by senior political and religious figures. Current ruler King Norodom Sihamoni was elected in 2004 after his father abdicated. Before that, he taught ballet.
- The ruins of Angkor, Cambodia, are thought to be all that’s left of the largest pre-industrial city in the world, covering more than 1,000sq km. It had more than 1,000 temples and at its heart Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious structure.