Travel health

Asia Cambodia

Population
16,246,000
Capital
Phnom Penh
Currency
Riel (KHR)
Language(s)
Khmer

During your stay

Once there, stay alert as you could be exposed to other diseases for which no vaccines or preventive treatments are available.

Chikungunya Virus
Mosquito protection is recommended at all times in certain regions of the country.
Dengue
Dengue fever may be present in this country. To avoid infection, mosquito protection is recommended.
Schistosomiasis
Schistosomiasis is present in certain regions of the country. Avoid all contact with fresh water (swimming, fishing, drinking untreated water).
Zika Virus
Mosquito protection is essential throughout the country. Women who are pregnant and couples trying to conceive should take appropriate measures while travelling, and for several months after their return.

Assistance abroad

It is recommended that travellers purchase a travel insurance policy that includes a 24-hour emergency assistance service to help them access care and coordinate payment. Be sureto have your insurance company’s phone number with you at all times.

It is also recommended that you sign up for the “Registration of Canadians Abroad” service. This is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case ofan emergency abroad or at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest. For more information, visit theGovernment of Canada website at:travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration.

The Canadian Government has several offices abroad that can provide you with various services when faced with a medical emergency, including:

  • Providing you with names of doctors and health care facilities.
  • Visiting you in the hospital and providing translation/interpretation services.
  • Arranging for a medical evacuation if you require treatment that is not available in the area (note: costs for this service will not be covered by the government but areusually covered by your travel insurance).

If you need any help while travelling, contact:

Emergency services

In case of emergency, dial:
Police
117
Medical assistance
119
Firefighters
118 or 666

Consular services

Phnom Penh - Office of the Embassy of Canada
  • 27-29 Street 75, Sangkat Srah Chak, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • +855 99 430 811
  • pnpen-consular@international.gc.ca
Bangkok - Embassy of Canada
  • 15th Floor, Abdulrahim Place, 990 Rama IV, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
  • +66 (0) 2646 4300
  • +66 (0) 2646 4345
  • bangkok-consul@international.gc.ca

Make sure that your passport is valid for the entire duration of your stay. Several countries also require travelers’ passports to be valid up to six months beyond the expectedreturn date.

Recommended vaccines

Below is a list of immunizations (vaccines) and screenings recommended or required by local health authorities for Canadians travelling to this destination. Note that these aregeneral recommendations. For a personalized protection program adapted to your travelling and health needs, visit a Travel Health Clinic. If you need several vaccines, plan aheadand give yourself several weeks to complete the immunization schedule.

General vaccination and immunization
Vaccines, including diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and measles are part of Canada's routine immunization schedule. Check to make sure that you have been vaccinated and that you have received the required booster doses. Special recommendations may apply to poliomyelitis, refer to the specialized agencies.
COVID-19
When planning a trip, it is recommended that you consult official notices from the Canadian government and your travel destination. You may need to comply with entry requirements at your destination and upon your return to Canada. In addition, complete vaccination is recommended for most travellers. A vaccination certificate may be required.
Hepatitis A
Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.
Hepatitis B
Vaccination is recommended for most travellers.
Japanese encephalitis
Japanese encephalitis may be present in this country. Vaccination should be considered if visits to high-risk areas are planned (e.g., rural areas or areas affected by an outbreak), or if making long-term or multiple trips to regions permanently rife with this infection. The use of personal protective methods against mosquito bites is recommended.
Malaria
Malaria is present in certain regions of the country. Consequently, prophylaxis is recommended in these regions. Drugs of choice are: atovaquone proguanil, and doxycycline. Also, mosquito protection may lower the risk of contracting mosquito-borne infections such as malaria.
Rabies
Vaccination is recommended for certain groups of travellers only. This includes people who will work there as veterinarians, wildlife workers or spelunkers, as well as adventure travellers. Vaccination is also recommended for children in special circumstances.
Typhoid fever
Most travellers should consider vaccination. Transmission occurs via the fecal-oral route, especially through the ingestion of contaminated food or water.
Yellow fever
A vaccination certificate may be required for certain travellers.