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Arriving in Phnom Penh International Airport

Phnom Penh International Airport is the entry and departure point for all flights in Phnom Penh and its surrounding areas. It happens to be the busiest airport in Cambodia and the largest too. And while flying into an international airport may be dreadful for even the most experienced travelers, for Phnom Penh International airport, going through security and immigration is swift. You can save yourself from standing in seemingly-endless queues by being prepared and having everything you need with you especially your Cambodia visa

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Make Sure to Have Your Printed Visa Ready 

To visit Cambodia, you must have your Visa which you can get by applying online for the Cambodia visa online. With this Visa, you can travel to Cambodia for up to thirty days without any other visa issuance at airports or Cambodian consulates in other countries. You also will not need to visit a Cambodian embassy abroad to apply for a Cambodian visa since you can complete the online application form, make payment using your PayPal account or credit/debit card and submit your application. You will receive your e-visa document in your e-mail which you can print out and take with you on your trip to Cambodia.

When applying for the Cambodia visa, you will need some documents which include your photo, and a scanned copy of your passport. Your international passport must have a validity period of six months from the date you intend to travel to Cambodia. You should also be informed that you can only use the e-visa for tourism purposes and it is valid for 90 days during which you can stay for a maximum duration of 30 days at a time. Luckily for you, you can use a Cambodian e-visa at the Phnom Penh International Airport. Citizens of Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Darussalam, Laos, Myanmar and Brunei do not need any Visa to Cambodia. All they need is a valid international passport.

In addition to this, you must also have confirmed flight ticket scheduled for the last day of your stay as well as evidence of enough funds to last you through your stay.

What to Expect Upon Arrival 

When your flight lands at Phnom Penh International Airport, you look for your check-in desk in the large hall, go to immigration and fill your arrival form. Cambodian officials will ask to see your approved printed visa so be prepared with the document. Even though it is a busy airport, you will never spend more than ten minutes at the immigration and security checks. Thanks to your Cambodia online visa, you will be cleared within minutes.

What is Close to the Airport? 

There are some tourist attraction sites close to the airport that you can enjoy once you leave the airport and have settled into your hotel room. Some of them are listed below;

  • Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.
  • National Museum of Cambodia.
  • Cambodia Living Arts.
  • Central Market (Phsar Thmey).
  • Children Park Koh Pich Amusement Park.
  • Independence Monument.
  • Mekong Island near Phnom Penh.
  • Phnom Tamao Zoo.
  • Ta Prohm Temple.
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
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