Malaria Risk & Vaccination Information for Cambodia
It is the opinion of Travelpharm
There is a high risk of Malaria in the north and east areas of Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Ratanakiri and Mondolkiri. These are areas close to Laos and Vietnamese borders.
There is low to no risk of Malaria in Phnom Penh, other main cities, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap and close to Tonle Sap. No antimalarial are usually needed for these areas.
There is a low risk of Malaria in the rest of Cambodia and antimalarial are not usually advised however they may be considered by travellers at higher risk or with higher risk itineraries such as long stays in rural areas, those visiting or staying with friends and relatives, travellers with medical conditions or those with a compromised immune system.
What Malaria prophylaxis do I need to prevent malaria in Cambodia?
If you are travelling to or through the risk areas in Cambodia, you will need malarial medicine. To order this you will need a prescription from your family doctor, or alternatively, use our online consultation service for a faster turnaround. Any of the below medicine listed can be recommended for malaria prevention in Cambodia.
If you already have a prescription for malaria medicine from your GP, then you can order the quantity on your prescription(s) at Travelpharm. We will then supply you the medication once we have received your prescription. Please make sure to follow the instructions to send in your prescription when placing your order, to avoid any delays.
› Atovaquone and Proguanil 250mg/100mg- Generic Alternative to Malarone
› Malarone Tablets
› Maloff Protect Tablets
› Malarone Children's Tablets (for Children under 40kg weight)
› Doxycycline Capsules
Your online consultation will be reviewed by a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber registered in the UK with the General Pharmaceutical Council. We only dispense genuine UK licensed medicines.
What else can I do to prevent malaria?
The best way of preventing malaria is to prevent getting bitten. We have written a handy guide with the best tips on How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites. This includes information about insect repellent, mosquito nets and other preventive measures that are available here on Travelpharm.
What vaccinations do I need for Cambodia?
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting Cambodia:
CholeraHepatitis AHepatitis BJapanese EncephalitisMeningitisRabies
ConRecCon Con Con
TetanusTick Borne Encephalitis Typhoid Yellow Fever Vaccine
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission
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