Here you will find important tips and useful information for Cambodia.
in US Dollar (USD)
For ATM cash withdrawals
in US Dollars (USD)
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
KHR 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ KHR 0.00 (07/2015)
Die gängigen Kreditkarten werden in begrenztem Umfang akzeptiert. Für detaillierte Informationen wenden Sie sich bitte an den Aussteller der betreffenden Karte.
In larger cities, the Travel Mastercard card is sometimes also accepted for cashless payments at shops, hotels, and restaurants.
In larger cities (especially in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap), travelers can choose between the local currency and US dollars when withdrawing cash from ATMs. They are advised to withdraw cash in USD since this currency is considered the principal mode of payment in the country’s tourist areas.
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
Acceptance of credit cards is limited. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
For reasons of safety, it is advisable not to exchange cash over the amount needed immediately.
Small amounts better accepted than large amounts.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).
Please note that cash in USD is considered the principal mode of payment in tourist areas. The national currency is less popular and is sometimes not accepted as mode of payment. The national currency is less popular and is sometimes not accepted as mode of payment.
Cash payment in USD nearly everywhere possible.
+ 6 h / + 5 h during our summer time
English and French
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 30 days.
Extension available on site.
Phnom Penh, Street 242, House 53 D
Tel. +855 23 219 045
8.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 21.00 h (Mon - Fri)
Swiss driver's license accepted; international driver's license recommended.
Car rental with driver recommended.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Year-round risk of malaria throughout the country. No risk of malaria in Pnomh Penh, Siem Reap City.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Cambodia is one of the countries in the world most affected by land mines.
Do not venture beyond the usual tourist destinations and use frequently traveled roads only.
Follow the recommended itineraries even when undertaking individual visits to the Angkor Wat temple grounds.
Avoid the entire area around the Preah Vihear temple.
Walking the streets after nightfall is not advised.
Relatively high crime rate, especially in the cities.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Cambodia is a predominantly Buddhist country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
220 volt / adapter recommended
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