Climate and Key Facts

We will advise you on the best time of the year to travel and, just as importantly, when not to go to a particular region or place. We hope the following guidelines are useful:

The climate in Cambodia can, roughly at least, be divided into two different seasons: the monsoon (rainy) season (June to October) and the dry season (November to May).

Actually there are four different periods throughout the year:

November – February: Cool and dry

March – May: Hot and dry

June – August: Hot and wet

September – October: Cool and wet

Maximum daily temperatures range from the high 20°C in January to more than 40°C in April. Daily minimum temperatures are usually no less than 15° C.

 

Please click onto the link for up-to-date visa and entry requirements for British nationals travelling to Cambodia:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cambodia/entry-requirements

 

 

Passport validity

Please make sure your passport is valid and up to date. In general terms, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from your date of arrival into all South East Asian countries.  

 

Yellow fever

Evidence of Yellow Fever vaccination may be required for travellers who are going to or have recently been to countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.

 

Travelling with children

Single parents or adults travelling with children under the age of 18 are required to provide notarised documentary evidence of parental responsibility, or consent to travel from those with parental responsibility. Such documentation is often required before being allowed to enter South East Asian countries and, in many cases, before permitting children to leave the country.  

 

Local airport taxes

International and domestic airport taxes may be payable locally if it is not included with your airline tickets. This is usually payable in US dollars and it may not always be possible to pay by credit/debit card.

For up-to-date advice on any vaccination requirements and any health risks associated with visiting South East Asia please contact your GP.

The following NHS website provides helpful health information and advice for travellers:

http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-(east)

For information on the Zika virus, please see the factsheet published by the World Health Organisation:

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/zika/en/

The following recommendations are published by Fit for Travel:

http://www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk/advice/disease-prevention-advice/zika-virus-infection.aspx#Recommendations

 

 

Please click onto the link for up-to-date travel advice for Cambodia from the Foreign and Commonwealth office:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cambodia

 

Help for British nationals in South East Asia:

www.gov.uk/help-british-nationals-overseas/asia

 

Further Advice to follow soon.

In general terms it is best to travel with US dollars.

Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels and the better restaurants and shops but may not be accepted in small shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, nor in local markets.

 

Exchange rates are subject to change at any time but the following table provides indicative information for South East Asia and beyond:

Cambodia: GMT + 7 hours.