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Vaccinations for Cambodia

Travel vaccinations

for Cambodia

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When planning your trip, although you’ll need to consider the vaccines needed for Cambodia, many backpackers seek adventure in more than one country in South-East Asia. So often travellers need to plan for the injections needed for Vietnam and Cambodia as both countries are very popular and have a similar travel health risk profile. Given this diversity, the travel risks will also vary. This means that the jabs for Cambodia you might need will depend upon you and your exposure risk. The core vaccines for Cambodia include your childhood immunisations, typhoid and hepatitis A. Specialist vaccines might include hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, rabies and cholera but this would depend on your risk profile, which we can help confirm. As a guide, we have created a useful table for the various injections for Cambodia below.

What travel vaccinations do I need for Cambodia?

  • Do remember, the travel vaccinations you’ll need for Cambodia will depend on: 

    • which areas you will be visiting 

    • the time of the year

    • what kind of activities you will be participating in

    • your age and general health

    • and on your individual risk assessment

Dr Ravi Gowda

Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases or one of his highly trained clinical colleagues will be looking after your vaccine requirements for Cambodia. Find out more about the Health Klinix team.

Who will be providing your travel injections for Cambodia?

"Although jabs for Cambodia are important, there are other infections that are not preventable by vaccines.


You're at a significant risk of viral diseases spread by insects. Dengue fever is one of these diseases, it is widespread in South- Asia and is spread from human to human by mosquito bites. You should therefore take every possible precaution to avoid insect bites as there is no specific treatment for this infection. 

Zika virus is another infection and although symptoms are usually mild, it can have serious consequences if you’re pregnant. You should therefore avoid travelling unless it is absolutely essential until after your pregnancy."

Dr Gowda's top tip for travel to Cambodia

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How it works
Book an appointment online

1. Book an appointment online

Book and pay for your travel consultation online for £30.

Attend your consultation

2. Attend your travel consultation

Complete an easy online travel risk assessment and attend your consultation.

Get your vaccinations

3. Get your vaccinations

Get all the advice and vaccinations you need and you're ready to go.

Frequently asked questions
  • The total cost is likely to vary depending on which vaccinations you need for your trip. You can see the recommended vaccinations and the price per dose in the table above.

    Please note; you will need to book a travel consultation before we can administer travel vaccinations and this costs £30 (1 person)

  • This will vary depending on the vaccinations you receive. We have more information on our dedicated disease pages

  • You should allow 4- 6 weeks as some vaccine courses like rabies and Japanese encephalitis can take up to a month. If you don’t have sufficient time, then it’s still worth having a chat with us as we can offer accelerated vaccination schedules to protect you before you go.

  • Most vaccinations have little in the way of side effects and will not affect your work, driving etc. Common side effects are usually injection site soreness, but other side effects will be dependent on the individual vaccines

  • If you’re pregnant, we’d advise you not to travel as there’s a risk of Zika virus in Cambodia.

  • Most vaccinations can be given to children although some are at lower doses. There are specific age restrictions for some jabs, for example typhoid ( > 2 years) and hepatitis A ( > 1 year).

  • Yes, in most instances it’s beneficial to be fully vaccinated before you travel, if you have an underlying condition.

  • For the latest COVID vaccination entry requirements for Cambodia, take a look at the UK Government foreign travel advice website

  • You're generally at low risk of malaria in Phenom Penh, Siem Reap, Ankor Wat and around Lake Tonle Sap, so we would usually not advise malaria tablets for these tourist destinations. The risk of malaria is also quite low for the rest of the country, except the Northeast of Cambodia where the risk is higher. The areas of particular concern are Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri and we’d recommend considering malaria tablets for these regions.

    Recommended malaria tablets for Cambodia

    Even though most areas of Cambodia are low-risk for malaria, in some circumstances you should still take malaria tablets. Examples include prolonged stay in rural areas, the elderly, those with weakened immune systems or multiple medical problems. If you’re still not sure about malaria tablets please don't worry as we can offer expert guidance during your consultation. For specialist travel health advice call Health Klinix.

    Malaria risk map for Cambodia and ACMP

    Malaria Risk Map Cambodia
  • You'll be glad to know that there’s one less thing to think about in Cambodia, and that’s yellow fever. You’re not at risk of yellow fever in Cambodia as transmission only occurs in two continents; ie Central and South America, and parts of Africa. Take a look at these yellow fever risk areas for more details. 

  • Risk map
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Cambodia has become a major traveller hub in Southeast Asia attracting over 6 million tourists per year. The country offers a diverse range of experiences; a highlight is Angkor Wat – one of the largest religious monuments in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cambodia also offers enchanting landscapes ranging from the cardamom mountains in the South-West of Cambodia to pristine white beaches on the coast. Phnom penh is the vibrant capital city and has fast become a magnet for the thriving arts and culinary scene. Temperatures range between 21–35c throughout the year and the rainy season is from May to October, so the most popular time for visiting Cambodia is from November to April. Fun fact about Cambodia: There has never been a McDonalds in Cambodia and fast food in Cambodia includes fried meats and rice-based dishes served by street vendors. Whatever you do, it’s important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on the vaccines needed for Cambodia.

All about Cambodia
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Additional health advice and risks for Cambodia

You may also be at risk of the following diseases:

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Although there’s no risk of yellow fever in Cambodia, there is a yellow fever vaccine certificate requirement. This usually applies if you travel to Cambodia from another country where there’s yellow fever transmission. For specific yellow fever vaccine certificate requirements for Cambodia we recommend visiting the World Health Organisation.

Cambodia vaccine certificate requirements


Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine


Caitlin Lancaster, BSc


  1. NHS travel vaccination website 

  2. Advisory Committee on Malaria Prophylaxis guidelines

  3. Yellow fever. Centers for Disease Control

  4. How to avoid insect bite; a useful resource. Fit for travel

  5. Dengue fever - NHS

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