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Ministry of Health (MOH) Public Health Advisory

Please refer to the MOH COVID-19 website for updates on the latest precautionary measures implemented to further reduce the risk of importation of COVID-19 to Singapore. These include travel advisories and further restrictions on travellers coming into Singapore.

 

Cambodia has suspended its visa exemption policy for ASEAN nationals, including Singaporeans. As visa requirements often change at short notice, we advise you to contact your travel agency, or the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Singapore for up-to-date information.

Exit Visa for Lost Passport: Apart from the Document of Identity (DOI) issued by the Singapore Embassy in Phnom Penh to facilitate your return to Singapore, you would also need to apply for an exit visa from the Cambodian National Immigration Department (CNID) at the following address before leaving Cambodia. This application would cost you US$30 and the processing of the application would take 3 working days.

The Cambodian National Immigration Department

Address: No. 332, Russian Boulevard, in front of Phnom Penh Airport

Tel: +855 97 314 09 99

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Exit Visa for New Singapore Citizen: A new Singapore citizen (including an overseas-born child) based in Cambodia who intends to travel on a Singapore passport will have to apply for an exit visa from the CNID before leaving Cambodia. This application would cost you US$30 and the processing of the application would take 3 working days. 

 

COVID-19

Cambodia has imposed the following entry restrictions on all incoming travellers:

  • Suspension of visa exemption policy for ASEAN nationals, tourist visas, and e-visas.
  • All foreign nationals wishing to travel to Cambodia must (i) obtain a visa from Cambodian Embassies abroad; (ii) provide a medical certificate certifying a negative COVID-19 test not longer than 72 hours prior to arrival by a recognized authority in his/her home country; and (iii) provide proof of at least US$50,000 of medical insurance coverage in Cambodia. [Note: Foreigners holding diplomatic or official visas are exempted from the above.]

Cambodia also imposed a 14-day quarantine on all visitors on 20 May 2020. The Ministry of Health issued the following procedures: [Note: There are no exemptions for diplomatic and official visa holders.]

  • Upon arrival in Cambodia, all visitors will be tested for COVID-19 and are required to wait (for up to 24 hours) at a holding centre for the test results. (Visitors may have to pay for accommodation at an alternative venue should the holding centre be full.)
  • If one person tests positive: All passengers on the same flight will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at a designated location. The costs for quarantine will be borne by the visitor. A COVID-19 test will be done on the 13th day (testing costs will be borne by the Ministry of Health).
  • If all results are negative: Visitors will have to undergo a 14-day self-isolation at their own accommodation under supervision of local authorities and health officials. They are also required to take another COVID-19 test on the 13th day of self-isolation (testing costs will be borne by the Ministry of Health).

Singaporeans will thus no longer enjoy visa-free entry and must apply for a visa to travel to Cambodia for non-tourism purposes. [Note: Tourists will no longer be issued visas.]

 

More details are available at the Cambodia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) website at https://www.mfaic.gov.kh or MFAIC’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mfaic.gov.kh

 

Singaporeans in Cambodia are strongly advised to follow developments closely, including checking in with airlines on flight availability and details. Singaporeans are strongly encouraged to e-register with MFA at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg, so that they can be contacted if the need arises They should closely follow the Singapore Embassy in Phnom Penh’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SingaporeEmbassyPhnomPenh) to receive the latest consular‑related news and updates.

 

For urgent consular assistance, please contact the following:

 

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Phnom Penh

Address: 129 Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tel: +855 23 221 875

Emergency Tel: +855 977017371 (24 hours)

Email: singemb_pnh@mfa.sg

URL: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Phnompenh

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)

Tanglin, Singapore 248163

Tel: +65 6379 8800; +65 6379 8855

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

 

Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Singapore

Address: 400 Orchard Rd, #10-03/04 Orchard Towers Singapore 238875

Singapore 267887

Tel: +65 6341 9785

Email: recamsingapore@gmail.com ; camemb.sg@mfaic.gov.kh

 

 

 

 

 

Petty thefts such as bag snatching are common in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.  Thieves, sometimes on motorcycles, grab bags and other valuables (including mobile phones and passports) from pedestrians, motorcycle and tuk-tuk passengers. Hotspots for petty thefts include the riverfront and BKK areas of Phnom Penh, and on the beaches in Sihanoukville. Do take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Take care particularly at night when travelling alone. If possible, avoid late-night movement and dimly lit areas. 

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Cambodia is a developing country.  While the capital city Phnom Penh and main tourist cities such as Siem Reap and Sihanoukville are relatively better developed, other cities/townships remain in varying stages of development and may not have the same level of transport, sanitation, healthcare and security infrastructure.

There are currently no major incidents to highlight.  We advise Singaporeans travelling or living in Cambodia to take the necessary precautions and exercise personal responsibility at all times.

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [13 November 2019]

In view of the upcoming school holidays, Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws and customs restrictions, including immigration procedures and entry requirements.

Singaporeans travelling to and from Malaysia, in particular via the land checkpoints, are reminded to ensure that your passport is presented to a Malaysian immigration officer and stamped correctly before leaving the Malaysian immigration booth. Failure to do so is an immigration offence in Malaysia and the penalties can be severe, including detention, a fine, and a ban from future entry into the country.

In 2019, demonstrations have occurred in several major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities. 

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.

For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

·  Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.

·  Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.

·  Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.

·  eRegister with us on our website (https://www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

 

While travelling

·  Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.

·  Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.

·  Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrests or terror attacks.

·  Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.

In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

 

Advisory: Email Scams [Updated: 12 May 2016]

There has been an increasing number of reports in recent years of individuals receiving scam emails purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas.  These emails typically originate from an email address known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance.  The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport nos., address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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