Foreign travel advice

Cambodia

Summary

Political tensions are high in Cambodia. Legal action has been taken against the leaders of the opposition CNRP party and the situation is unpredictable. One leader has been convicted of defamation and is currently in exile in France. On 26 May 2016, an attempt was made to arrest the other leader in Phnom Penh but he has remained in the party headquarters since then to avoid arrest. He was tried and convicted on 9 September 2016 in absentia and sentenced to five months in prison. Demonstrations against this decision are possible. You should monitor local media closely and avoid all protests and demonstrations as they could turn violent. See Political situation

Around 154,000 British nationals visited Cambodia in 2015. Most visits are trouble-free but there have been reports of assaults and robberies against foreigners. See Crime

There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

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