Customs Clearance

Your guide to what can and cannot be brought in and out of the Kingdom.

Inbound travellers

  • As any other country, Cambodia prohibits travellers from importing weapons, explosives or narcotics into the country.
  • The government of Cambodia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are travelling from a country with a risk of yellow fever. As with other vaccinations, be sure to have this recorded on your International Certificate of Vaccination for presentation at Customs.

Outbound travellers

  • As you would expect, it is illegal to take ancient stone sculptures from the Angkor period out of the country. Those attempting to do so will find themselves on the receiving end of punitive justice.

In 2015, Cambodia clarified its customs regulations duty-free products as follows:


  • Up to a maximum of 2 litres of any kind of alcohol may be carried by a single passenger

Tobacco products

  • Up to 200 cigarettes; 50 cigars or 200 grams of rolling tobacco

Perfume and cosmetics

  • Up to a maximum of 350 mililitres

Travellers arriving in the country by air would do well to remember that alcohol and cigarettes are up sale at prices well below duty-free rates inside airport terminals on the streets of Phnom Penh, where a branded box of cigarettes costs $13 and up and international spirits can be snapped up at $7+ a litre.

Onward travel

To Vietnam
One-month single-entry visas cost $55 and take two days to process in Phnom Penh, or one day via the Vietnamese consulate in Sihanoukville.

To Laos
The majority of visitors can obtain a visa on arrival for between $30 and $42 and

To Thailand
With the exception of a handful of countries, most visitors heading to Thailand do not need a visa.