Cambodia is a reasonably safe destination and can be visited throughout the year. However, when travelling to a strange country, there are many troubles that might be unavoidable. This is some tips for having a safe trip in Cambodia.
Health and fitness
In Cambodia, travelers should take similar health precautions as they would elsewhere in the region. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap feature the country’s best hospitals and medical clinics, though for any serious conditions it is advisable to transfer to Bangkok.
Beyond the main cities and towns medical facilities are very basic, though if you do require medical attention a private clinic is a better option than a government-run hospital. Diseases known to exist in Cambodia include hepatitis A and B, tuberculosis, dengue fever, typhoid, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, tetanus, polio, diphtheria, rabies and HIV/AIDS.
It is important to take sufficient preventative measures to minimize your exposure to these and other ailments. We strongly advise that you consult with your doctor at least a month prior to your departure for relevant health advice.
Safe and security
Cambodia has moved on from its turbulent civil war era and is now a peaceful and relatively safe destination. The usual safety precautions apply, such as avoiding deserted, dark streets at night, especially in Phnom Penh. We advise that you catch a cab rather than a cyclo or tuk tuk at night, and ensure you have a hotel business card to show your driver.
During your stay, it is recommended that you keep photocopies of your credit card details, passport and airline tickets in a secure place separate from the originals. Valuables should be left in a hotel safety deposit box if available .
It is advisable to wear minimal jewelry, particularly in Phnom Penh where petty street crime can occur, and to keep cash secured close to your body.