Last update 26 April 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Kingdom of Cambodia
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Servicing embassy for the Kingdom of Cambodia is the Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Hanoi
Address: №5 Nui Truc str., Van Phuc Hanoi, P.O.Box 10
Tel.: +84 24 3845 2908
Fax: +84 24 3846 0856
Out-of-hours hotline: +84 123 940 9129
Official hours of the Consular Office: Mon - Fri, 9 -12 h
Е-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of Cambodia in Moscow (accredited for Bulgaria)
Address: Москва, бул. Староконюшнии № 16
Telephone: +7 495 637 47 36
Fax: +7 495 956 65 73
Office hours: 09.00 - 13.00 h, 14.00 - 17.00 h
Telephone: 637 47 36
Telephone: 637 47 36
Telephone: 132 70 74
E-mail: [email protected]
Cambodia offers many opportunities for recreation, sightseeing, ecotourism and more. The overview below aims to raise citizens' awareness to potential risks and certain specifics in Cambodia in order to enjoy the full experience and trouble-free stay in the country.
Cambodia is generally a secure country for travellers. Usual vigilance should be exercised with regard to personal safety and personal belongings. Local law enforcement and security instructions are to be followed. Increased attention is required when participating in street and road traffic.
The local currency is the Cambodian riel. Payments in US dollars are accepted in many places. Credit and debit cards are not accepted everywhere, but can be used at some hotels and shopping centres. ATMs are available in major cities, but foreign credit and debit cards are not accepted everywhere.
Illegal drug use, possession, distribution and sale, as well as sexual offenses, lead to severe sentences. It is strongly recommended not to accept packages or other goods from unknown persons. Luggage must be packed in person and not left unattended. Conditions in detention facilities and prisons are harsh.
Customs requirements for Cambodia may be found HERE:
Medical care and facilities are basic and do not meet the standards in Europe. Full medical insurance is required. Before travel, it is necessary to check whether the insurance also covers medical emergencies. It is important to read and check all the details of the health and travel insurance. Uncovered treatment can be very expensive and is at the expense of the person affected.
There are sporadic cases of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases. More information on the necessary vaccinations and other health risks may be found on the World Health Organization website HERE [молим да се сложи връзка към https://www.who.int/] and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website HERE [молим да се сложи връзка към https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/home]
Information on the entry procedures in Cambodia and the requirements for vaccination against Covid-19 is available at the section “Coronavirus - how to travel“: https://www.mfa.bg/bg/covid19map/Asia/Cambodia
2. Travel Documents and Visa Regime
In the period of the Covid-19 pandemic the citizens should consult the section “Coronavirus - how to travel”: https://www.mfa.bg/bg/covid19map/Asia/Cambodia
3. Practical Advice
Bulgarian citizens must take good care of their passports. It is strongly recommended that citizens always have a photocopy of their passport, visa and stamps.
Citizens should pay close attention when choosing a tour operator, as well as to the safety conditions when considering excursions and trips. The citizens should strictly adhere to all the requirements of the local authorities, and comply with any restrictions.
Citizens should wash their hands frequently, be careful when eating raw foods and drink only bottled water.
Travelers are advised to keep up to date with the current weather forecast. Heavy rainfall occurs during the rainy season between April and October, which may cause floods and landslides and pose health risks. The forecast for strong tropical storms is available at www.tropicalstormrisk.com.
4. Consular Services
The citizens may address the Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi for consular services.
Bulgarian Personal Documents
Documents for issuing passports, temporary passports, driving licenses and ID cards may be submitted in person by the citizens. According to the Bulgarian law, exceptions from personal application at the embassy are not allowed. Regarding the possibilities and conditions for submitting an application through the Automated Information System for Electronic Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the citizens should consult HERE [молим да се сложи връзка към https://e-usluga_bds.mfa.bg/]. We would like to draw attention to the fact that in order to receive the documents requested through AISEU, it is necessary to come in person at the Bulgarian Embassy indicated during the submission process.
In case of damaged, lost, stolen or expired passport, Bulgarian citizens may apply for a European Emergency Travel Document (ETD) at the embassy of an EU Member State in the capital Phnom Penh. ETD is issued only for the purposes of a single trip to Bulgaria or the country of permanent residence.
In order to be used in Bulgaria, documents issued by the Cambodian authorities should be legalised at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, whose stamp is certified by the Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi. The documents should be translated in Bulgarian language by a sworn translator in Bulgaria.
All fees for consular services are collected in euro via bank transfer.
Travel papers and visas
An international passport is required.
An entry visa is required for the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Cambodian authorities issue visas at the port of entry, namely at the Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports at the charge of USD 20 (a one-month tourist visa) or USD 25 (one-month business visa) and availability of a valid international passport.
Visa may be denied at the port of entry for any reason or visa granting conditions may be altered.
It is advisable to obtain a visa in advance or receive an electronic visa via the Internet.
Details on e-visa (link) are available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
There are no consular services in Cambodia.
One-month tourist visa: USD 20
One-month business visa: USD 25
Website for the issuance of electronic visa - https://www.evisa.gov.kh/
Website for checking the validity of the visa - https://www.evisa.gov.kh/evisatracking/visatracking.aspx
Certification and Legalisation
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Cambodia must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Cambodia in Moscow. The signature and certification of the embassy of Cambodia in Moscow should be certified at the consular service of the embassy of Bulgaria there.
The documents should then be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria and certified by the Certifications and Legalisations department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.