You should be aware of a heightened risk of flooding in the provinces of Stueng Traeng, Kratie and Kampong Cham. The Cambodian Ministry of Water Resources has warned residents living along the Mekong river that water levels will continue to rise in the coming days due to heavy rain and due to the recent dam collapse in southern Laos. Localised flooding has been reported in the south of the country around Sihanoukville and Kampot. You should follow all guidance issued by the local authorities.
Political tensions remain high following the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on 16 November 2017. This followed the arrest of the CNRP leader Kem Sokha on 3 September 2017. Political rallies or disputes could trigger violent protests though the general election on Sunday 29 July passed peacefully. 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.