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Consular travel advisory - Cambodia

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D3 31 January 1995


The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has reviewed its Travel Advice for Cambodia issued on 25 November 1994 and advises that, due to security concerns about much of the country, Australian travellers should exercise due care in Phnom Penh and avoid non-essential travel outside that city. (Travel by air in an organised group to visit the Angkor Wat complex of temples is possible, but Australians are

urged to consult the Embassy for specific security advice before arranging this excursion. Travel to the outlying temple of Banteay Srei should not be undertaken in any circumstances).

Banditry is widespread in Cambodia. Two Australians were abducted and murdered there in 1994. There is a high level of risk to the safety of foreign nationals resulting from direct threats by the Khmer Rouge to target Australians and other foreign nationals.

The Department strongly urges Australians resident in Cambodia, as well as visitors, who are required to travel outside Phnom Penh to register their intentions with the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh. Australian travellers are also advised to seek information about current security levels from the Embassy - its address and telephone number is

Australian Embassy Villa 11, Street 254 Chartamouk District PHNOM PENH

Telephone 26000/1