Cambodia raises visa prices, launches e-visa site

E-visa applications to be hosted at www.evisa.gov.kh

Cambodia is launching today a new website for e-visa applications and says that visa prices will be raised on October 1 for both leisure and business travellers.

From today, e-visa applications will be hosted at www.evisa.gov.kh, in place of the previous https://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh. A single-entry e-visa with three-month validity for a 30-day stay currently costs US$20, with a mandatory $7 charge for processing. But from October 1, an e-visa will cost $30 instead.

Similarly, foreigners can expect to pay $30 upon arrival, while business travellers will have to shell out $35 from October 1.

The Phnom Penh Post quoted Thong Khon, minister of tourism, as saying that the increase was justified by the rising cost of visas in neighbouring countries, and that Cambodia’s entry fees have not been revised since 1997. He said he believed the price rise would not impact tourist numbers, and that the Cambodian government is still looking to extend visa-free entry to more countries.

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