Travel insurance Cambodia

Travel to Cambodia for new experiences, to discover this magnificent Southeast Asian country in a different way. Enjoy an unforgettable cruise stopover in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's lively and vibrant capital.

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Cambodia’s economy is growing by 7% a year, with two-thirds of its exports destined for Europe and North America. The country is gradually becoming urbanized, and trade with France is on the increase. If not for economic reasons, then Cambodia’s culture and landscapes will convince you to visit this fascinating country. We recommend that you travel to Cambodia before moving abroad. Here’s some information to help you plan your trip with peace of mind. Don’t forget your Cambodia health insurance!

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Travel Pass

Cost-effective international health insurance for your trip to Cambodia.



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Horizon 365

Appropriate health insurance if you travel at least twice a year.



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Gold Start

Our international health insurance for trips lasting more than 90 days.



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How to choose travel insurance for Cambodia?

When to go to Cambodia?

Cambodia has a tropical monsoon climate, with year-round temperatures of up to 32°. The best time to go is the dry season between November and February, but also the hot season between March and May.

Cambodia’s climate is tropical, which means it’s warm all year round. It is divided into two seasons. There is a monsoon season from May to October, and a dry season from November to April.

The rainy season is very hard on visitors. Temperatures soared and rains, although short-lived, were torrential.

It is therefore advisable to travel to Cambodia during the dry season. During this period, temperatures vary between 22 and 25°C. January and February offer the best travel conditions.

If you want to enjoy Sihanoukville’s beaches, the sea temperature stays between 28 and 30°C all year round.

Must-see places in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, the capital

If in Europe all roads lead to Rome, then in Cambodia they’ll take you to Phnom Penh. In fact, the roads are distributed in a star shape around the capital, so you won’t be able to miss it.

As well as being the economic heart of the country, and its most modern city, it is rich in history. Here you’ll find the Royal Palace, a group of buildings of typical architecture where the King of Cambodia lives. The Silver Pagoda is a royal temple. It is home to many national treasures, including Buddha statues in gold and precious stones.

If you’re not afraid of the cold and want to learn more about the country’s recent history, there are two places to visit. The first is the Tuol Sleng S-21 genocide museum. This former school was transformed into a prison during the reign of the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979. It’s a place of remembrance, and today features photos and paintings that bear witness to this important period in Cambodian history. The tour continues with the Choeung Ek memorial (Killing fields).

Province of Siem Reap

Siem Reap province is particularly famous for its Angkor archaeological site. This is the ancient capital of the Khmer empire, with temples one more beautiful than the next. The site is also a Unesco World Heritage Site.

There are also the floating and stilt villages of Tonle Sap. In the dry season, houses on stilts can rise more than 6 meters above the ground. Nevertheless, it is generally advisable to visit these villages during the monsoon season.

The Angkor silk farm is also a popular destination for travelers. Here you can discover local know-how, from breeding to weaving, and ending with the natural dyeing of silk.

If you’re staying in town, take advantage of the famous Pub Street to meet the locals. The night markets are also a must and a great experience of life in Cambodia.

Wherever you go in Cambodia, don’t hesitate to ask about the Apsara dance program. These traditional dances are an essential part of your cultural journey.

Traditions and events

  • Chinese New Year (end of January): As in most Asian countries, Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is celebrated in Cambodia. China and Vietnam, which also celebrates this holiday under the name of Têt, are the countries from which the majority of tourists to Cambodia come.
  • Khmer New Year (early April): With almost 97% of the population Buddhist, Khmer New Year is the most important holiday of the year in Cambodia. Although it originally depended on the lunar calendar, the festival was postponed to celebrate the end of the dry season. This way, farmers could enjoy the end of the harvest (which lasts from November to March). This festival is spread over 3 days: Moha Sangkran, Voreak Wanabat, and Thngai Laeung Saka. During these, Cambodians decorate their homes, make offerings to pagodas and play traditional games. It’s a time for meeting and celebration.
  • Water Festival (late October, early November): This festival celebrates the change of direction of the Tonle Sap River. During the rainy season, floodwaters from the Mekong flow into Tonle Sap Lake, fertilizing the land and bringing an abundance of fish. At the end of the rainy season, in early November, the river resumes its course. The water recedes quickly, leaving behind a large number of fish to feed the inhabitants. This is a very important traditional festival in Cambodia. The three-day event features dugout races and folk dances. The third day closes the festivities with a parade of barges and fireworks.
  • Angkor Wat Half Marathon (early December): A well-known festival among travelers and expatriates is the Angkor Wat half-marathon. It raises funds to help mine victims and to prevent certain diseases. It also helps to promote other humanitarian activities. If you’re sporty and want to have fun and meet new people in front of the Angkor landscape, this is the event for you.

Which health insurance for Cambodia?

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Cambodia? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. Health insurance is compulsory in Cambodia in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance.

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