Travel Advice for Cambodia
Exercise caution and monitor developments that might affect your safety in Cambodia because of the risk of civil unrest, violent criminal activity and terrorism.
Pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
In recent years, Cambodian authorities have disrupted a number of bomb plots, most recently on 3 January 2009, when three improvised explosive devices were discovered in Phnom Penh.
There is an ongoing border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand relating to land adjacent to the Preah Vihear Temple (Khao Pra Viharn in Thai). There were instances of fighting between
ambodian and Thai military troops in October 2008 resulting in some injuries and fatalities. The temple is currently closed to tourists. Australians are urged to avoid travel to this area and to monitor the local media.
Avoid protests, demonstrations and political gatherings as they may turn violent.
There have been recent reports of an increase in assaults and armed robberies occurring at the Riverfront area in Phnom Penh and in Sihanoukville, particularly at isolated beaches. You should exercise vigilance when travelling through this area at all times but especially after dark.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed human cases of avian influenza in Cambodia
Exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon because of political uncertainty and high levels of serious crime.
Pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.
Avoid demonstrations and large public gatherings throughout Cameroon as they may become violent.
You are advised not to travel to the Eastern Provinces, the border area with the Central African Republic and the Lake Chad region because of the risk of armed banditry and cross-border skirmishes.
We also strongly advise you not to travel to the border area with Nigeria in the region of the Bakassi Peninsula because of the risk of localised fighting erupting without warning.
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