Travel Risk Report: Cambodia
Travel risk in Cambodia vary according to area and the profile of the traveller. Crime is a concern across most parts of the country, but remains more noticeable in urban areas such as Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. A common tactic used by criminals is to drive past on a motorcycle to snatch bags or valuables from nearby pedestrians. Demonstrations are more likely to occur in Phnom Penh and can turn violent quickly. A general election is being held on 29 July 2018 and it is advised to avoid large gatherings, demonstrations and political meetings. There is an ongoing conflict along the Thai border in the Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces over disputed territories and this has led to an increased conflict rating in these areas. Currently the country has low risks of terrorism and kidnapping. Medical facilities are generally poor, especially outside of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and UK health authorities have classified Cambodia as having a risk of Zika virus transmission.
Please be aware this is a brief overview and our advice would be to thoroughly research your destination prior to travel. Our travel risk department can provide country reports, travel risk summaries, advice and support to help mitigate risk further.