Entry and Exit
ENTRY AND EXIT
Cambodia has resumed its visa exemption policy for ASEAN nationals, including Singaporeans. Cambodia has also resumed the issuance of electronic tourist visas (T-visas), business visas (E-visas), and visas upon arrivals. The visas can be applied at https://www.evisa.gov.kh/. 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 will need to apply for an exit visa from the Cambodian National Immigration Department (CNID) at the following address before leaving Cambodia. This application will cost you US$30. Processing of the application takes 3 working days.
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 will cost you US$30. Processing of the application takes 3 working days.
From 3 October 2022, travellers to Cambodia are no longer required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival. Travellers will continue to be subjected to temperature screening at all entry points into Cambodia.
All travellers are encouraged to purchase COVID-19 insurance from Forte Insurance (https://www.forteinsurance.com/covid-19-insurance).
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)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hour)
Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Singapore
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Tel: +65 6379 8800; +65 6379 8855
Address: 400 Orchard Rd, #10-03/04 Orchard Towers Singapore 238875
Tel: +65 6341 9785
Safety and Security
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.
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.
General Travel Advice
Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 14 October 2021]
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, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.
Demonstrations do occur in 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:
- 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 (www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.
- 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
There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media 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/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages 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.