New rules for entering Cambodia: electronic arrival card

Krong, Siem Reap

Cambodia will implement a digital system for entering the country called the Cambodia e-Arrival Card (Cambodia e-Arrival Card) from early July 2024.

This system was launched on January 1, 2024 as a test project to simplify the entry procedure for foreign visitors and locals. During the test period, which will last until June 30, 2024, travelers can use both electronic and paper versions of documents to provide necessary immigration, customs and medical information.

On July 1, 2024, the use of the e-Arrival Card will become mandatory, and the system will replace many paper forms that were previously required. The e-Arrival Card can be issued through the official government portal or mobile app. This will require registering on the platform, uploading one's photo, entering personal and passport details as well as information about the planned trip and paying an application processing fee. Once registration is complete, a QR code will be generated and will need to be presented upon entry into Cambodia, either printed or electronically on a mobile device. The e-Arrival Card can be applied for 7 days prior to the date of entry.

The innovation is expected to speed up the border crossing process at airports and reduce the need for paperwork. e-Arrival Card will allow travelers to complete all required immigration and medical declarations in one electronic form.

Note that applying for an e-Arrival Card is required even if you already have a visa for Cambodia. The e-Arrival Card does not replace a visa or affect existing visa requirements, but merely replaces paper immigration, medical forms and customs declarations, making the entry process simpler and faster.