On 16 November 2017, Cambodia’s Supreme Court is expected to finalise a case to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). There is likely to be a heightened security presence in Phnom Penh from 15 November. Access to popular tourist sites, including the Royal Palace and riverside, may be affected. You should avoid protests and demonstrations, monitor local media, and follow the advice of the local authorities.
Political tensions remain high following the arrest of the opposition party leader, Kem Sokha, on 3 September 2017. Political rallies or disputes could trigger violent protests. Monitor local media closely and avoid all protests and demonstrations as they could turn violent. The commune (local) elections on 4 June 2017 passed smoothly and trouble-free. See Political situation
Around 159,000 British nationals visited Cambodia in 2016. 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.