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Phnom Penh Travel warnings

Crowd Control - How To Survive A Stampede

Festivals and stage-managed events are increasingly popular with travellers, giving them motivation to visit a destination and drawing huge crowds, but after a second crowd stampede in 4 months here is the essential gui

Disease and Health Dangers in Cambodia

Cambodia, like so many developing countries in Asia, is a breeding ground for a number of unpleasant and sometimes fatal diseases. Malaria, Dengue Fever and HIV, all the variations of Hepatitis, Typhoid and Rabies (and

Street Smart Tips for Cambodia

Cambodia is, sadly, a crime-riddled country, and without doubt it’s a place where tourists are regularly targeted as a source of income. Unfortunately, there have been a number of reports of tourists falling victim to

Cambodian Nightlife - Safety Tips

Cambodia is a lively country, and the cities that house most of its population have their own trendy nightspots and recognisable pubs to enjoy. While a night out in the Sisowath tourist strip in Phnom Penh (also known

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Recommended vaccinations for Phnom Penh

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Yellow fever - transit

    Certain countries without yellow fever require a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate if you arrives (even in transit) from a country where yellow fever is present.   If you arrive from a country without yellow fever , there is no requirement for a yellow fever vaccination.

    Malaria in Cambodia

    There is strong resistance against Chloroquine and Lariam and the choice is between Malarone and Doxycycline . Protection against mosquito bites will reduce the risk further.

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almost 3 years ago

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about 4 years ago

is it safe to travel and stay in cambodia. my daughter is thinking about going there for an internship

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