Tips on Visitng Cambodia

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Hi Everyone, I would like to ask travel tips on what is needed before going to Cambodia?

My partner and I have been dreaming of going to this place (most specifically in Angkor Wat), but from what I heard Malaria is very popular in this country.

I would like to know what safety precautions should I do first? Should I go see my doctor and request for a vaccine? How many days should I take the vaccine before the flight to Cambodia? and how long will this vaccine last?

Should I get insurance for this?

Angkor Wat is really magical and we are really on the verge on planning to go there.

Any help/tips would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks in advance!

travelchick 07/12/13    City tipsCambodia Link Report

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Hi, have a look here for all the practical info on visas/vaccinations etc you need

http://bemusedbackpacker.com/destination-guide/asia/south-east-asia/cambodia/

It answers all your questions.

The only other advice I would give is yes, get insurance, it is always necessary. And yes, Malaria is a high risk in Cambodia according to the CDC and prophylaxis is recommended (there is no vaccine). Go and see your GP or – even better – specialist travel nurse before you go, as they will be able to advise you which type is best for you based on your own individual medical history. Make sure you leave enough tiime as you may require a test dose to see if you will have any side effects.

Have a look here to get more info on Malaria and Dengue fever.

http://bemusedbackpacker.com/travel-tips/travel-health/malaria/

I hope this helps? If you have any more questions just let me know.

Michael Huxley 11/12/13    Link Report

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Check out this website http://www.mijncambodja.nl/ for recent travelnews and a lot of information on traveling to Cambodia

Mijn Cambodja 25/05/14    Link Report

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Cambodia may be a poor country, but it is a relatively safe destination. Some diseases, however, are known to exist here – hepatitis A and B, malaria, typhoid, tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, rabies, polio, HIV/AIDS and Japanese encephalitis. It is necessary to get in touch with your doctor prior to a month before you intend to travel. You must obtain up-to-date health advice and take necessary vaccinations. You are also advised to take some medicines for emergency use as medical care facilities are basic and not very common in Cambodia, though you can find some international clinics and hospitals in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. As for insurance, it is always a better thing to have one for health- as well as travel-related issues.

juan walter 11/06/14    Link Report

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