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Safety & Security

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Political situation

Incidents of political violence have fallen in recent years, but political disputes could trigger violent protests. Avoid large gatherings, demonstrations and political meetings and avoid expressing strong opinions on Cambodian politics or culture.

Cambodia will hold commune elections in June 2017 with a general election taking place in July 2018. It’s likely that political tensions will increase further

Crime

Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings:

  • use a hotel safe for your valuables
  • minimise the items you carry with you. If you carry a bag, make sure the strap is over your shoulder, away from the road to deter thieves on motorbikes from snatching it
  • take extra care at night and in isolated areas
  • be particularly vigilant travelling at night by bicycle or motorcycle, especially if you’re alone. Stick to well-used, well-lit roads and carry a personal alarm if possible
  • avoid placing bags in the front basket of bicycles
  • be wary of pickpockets, especially on public transport and in crowded areas, or at crowed night market
  • if you travel by bus, make sure cash and valuables you have are secured. There have been incidents where passengers have had items taken from bags while asleep.
  • tuk-tuks with metal grills on the back and side can offer some protection against bag snatching.
  • While travelling, don't carry too much cash and remember that expensive watches, jewellery, cameras and other valuable items may be tempting targets for thieves.

Local law enforcement responses to crimes, even violent crimes, are often limited and may fall far below the standard

Drugs: Penalties for drug offences in Cambodia are severe and can include long jail sentences for possession of even small quantities of recreational drugs.

When you travel

Still very poor internet or wifi in some remote ereas, make sure that your friends or your families have no worries about your out - of - contact

Watch all the warning when you travel in the countryside, stay on clear pathways as there may be landmines or unexploded ordnance. At the more remote crossing points, conditions can be basic. Don't travel by yourself to some jungle without any sign of warnings. Because the landmines & unexplosive are still big problem after the war.

Watch the weather forecast before traveling, some danger could happen in the rainy season. Lakes, caves and waterfalls are particularly prone to dangerous flash flooding during the monsoon season.

Accidents have occurred due to overloaded or poorly maintained boats, Take care when swimming, diving, kayaking or white water rafting in rivers or close to waterfalls, particularly in the rainy season from May to October. Look for a local well trained tourguide if you want to go into a jungle.

We hope this travel advice is basic for your trip to Cambodia, any further guide, you can search on the internet for your best travel.

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