Wednesday, July 18, 2012

AAD musicians performing in Siem Reap

AAD musicians performing in Siem Reap

Travel to Cambodia: Health and Safety Tips

Health and medical:

Cambodia is a hot humid tropical country with a few specific health issues.  Most health problems are caused  by  heat, dehydration and  food hygiene.  In the last few years medical facilities have improved; with new clinics and hospitals catering for tourists and expats. 
A stay in hospital can be very expensive if you are not insured.
In Phnom Penh and Siem Reap treatment is generally good, with less need to be flown out of the country in the case of an emergency. In rural areas  Cambodia has a  long way  to go in terms of treatment for locals. Western organizations like IMPACT  are giving valuable medical treatment to those in rural areas and on the Tonle Sap Lake.
For visitors to Cambodia there are no compulsory inoculations; however some vaccinations are strongly advised. Below is just a brief guide. You should consult your Doctor or local travel clinic for specific advice.