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You should be aware of a heightened risk of flooding along the whole of the Mekong River. The south of the country has so far seen the worst of the flooding but areas at risk continue to change on a daily basis. You should follow the guidance issued by the local authorities.

The national election on Sunday 29 July passed peacefully and there have been no recent public protests or demonstrations. On Monday 10 September, Kem Sokha (leader of the now dissolved opposition party) was transferred from jail and is being detained at his family home. While there is relative calm in Phnom Penh and across Cambodia, political rallies and disputes are still possible and have the potential to trigger violence. You should monitor local media closely and avoid all protests and demonstrations as they could turn violent. See Political situation

Around 171,000 British nationals visited Cambodia in 2017. Most visits are trouble-free but there have been reports of assaults and robberies against foreigners. See Crime

UK health authorities have classified Cambodia as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Cambodia, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.