Travel Vaccinations for Cambodia

The table below provides a general guide as to the Travel Vaccinations that may be advised to you for travel to Cambodia

Recommended Vaccinations for Cambodia at a Glance
All Travellers: MMR, DTaP
Most Travellers: Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Some Travellers: Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies

Vaccination Major Risk Factors Course Price
MMR Person-to-Person Course of Two £60
DTaP Person-to-Person Single Dose £50
Typhoid Person-to-Person Single Dose £65
Hepatitis A Person-to-Person Single Dose £86
Cholera Person-to-Person Course of Two £47.50
Hepatitis B Person-to-Person Course of Three £66
Japanese Encephalitis Person-to-Person Course of Two £151
Rabies Person-to-Person Course of Three - intramuscular £66

There is No Risk of Yellow Fever in Cambodia

Keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) before travelling.

Advice for Travellers to all Destinations

The Vaccinations and Medications that are needed for travel vary from person-to-person. Everyone should have a personal risk assessment with a travel health professional to take into account a range of factors such as itinerary, medical condition, occupational and lifestyle risk factors and previous vaccination history.

All Travellers

All Travellers should ensure that they are up-to-date with Routine Vaccinations including Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Most Travellers

Most travellers will also need to consider a course or booster of Hepatitis A and Typhoid as there is a risk of these diseases across most parts of the world.

Some Travellers

Some Travellers may also be advised additional vaccinations such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Hepatitis B based on their individual risk assessment.

Risk of Malaria in Cambodia

Malaria is spread by the plasmodium parasite passed to humans from the bite of an anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness with symptoms include fever, chills, sweats and flu like symptoms. In severe cases, malaria can be fatal. There isn’t currently a vaccine available for our travellers, although there are other ways to protect yourself, see Malaria Information for Travellers.

There is a High Risk of Malaria across Cambodia. There is a year round risk in All Forested and Rural Areas including Coastal Areas except Phnom Penh and close to Tonle Sap. The risk in Angkor Wat is low to negligible.

Malaria Prevention

Travellers to areas where there is a Risk of Malaria should get advice regarding Malaria Medication which can be taken to help stop the illness from developing. The type of medication required depends on your destination, itinerary, length of stay and current medical condition. Further reduce the risk of by practicing mosquito Bite Avoidance by using Insect Repellent such as DEET 50% and covering exposed skin by wearing long sleeves and trousers.

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Further Travel Health Advice for Cambodia

Animal Bites expose you to a range of infections including Rabies. Street dogs, cats, bats and rodents are common throughout the cities and rural areas of Cambodia. If you get bitten or scratched you will need to get urgent medical attention.

Insect Bites expose travellers to many diseases in Cambodia including Dengue Fever, Malaria and Japanese Encephalitis. Take steps to avoid Insect Bites including wearing insect repellent such as DEET 50% and covering areas of exposed skin with long sleeves and trousers.

When eating from stalls and street vendors you want to choose a vendor that looks popular, especially with locals, and you want to see the vendor cooking the food, as it is the heat that will kill off the bacteria. Some travellers, especially those travelling with children, like to carry their own plates and cutlery to ensure the cleanliness of what they are eating off.

It is generally not recommended that you drink the tap water in Cambodia. Buy bottled water and use this for drinking and brushing your teeth.

Make sure you have adequate and comprehensive travel and health insurance in place that will cover the full range of activities you plan to undertake while you are in Cambodia.

Take care of your personal safety while abroad. Check before travelling as some parts of Cambodia unfortunately still have left over land mines.

Take measures to avoid travellers diarrhoea which is common for travellers to Cambodia. Use alcohol gel, wash your hands regularly and monitor what you are putting in your mouth.