Cambodia - remote work

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1. Posted by smajli208 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hello. I am wondering about temple work from Cambodia and have few questions about. As I work from home I was thinking about moving to Cambodia for 2-3 months. Maybe someone here was in the same situation. My questions are:

1. Internet connection - I need fast and stable internet connection to work via VPN. Does anyone have any experience with WiFi connection in Cambodia.

2. Cost of leaving. I was in Cambodia before but only for 1 week and typical traveling. I was wondering if 1000 dollars would be enough for 1 month. Working Mon - Friday 2pm-10pm in local time so not many time to do things. Mostly at the weekends some traveling across the country.

I would be grateful for any answers. Peace ✌️

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2175 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

If you are trying to do this now, you have bigger concerns than the cost of living or getting good internet.

Coronavirus adds to your costs and gives you a number of possible problems.
You will need to buy a visa in advance, and e-visas and visa-on-arrival are suspended.
You will need to pay to get a test and medical certificate before boarding your flight showing that you do not have covid19 in the last 72 hours.
You will need to show that you have valid travel insurance including medical cover. This may be difficult, as most travel insurance isn't valid for covid19 risks.
On arrival you will need to pay for a covid19 test, and quarantine for 14 days. The cost of this may be around US$1500 according to what I have read.

You haven't said what nationality you are, but the above applies to all foreigners. The place to look for guidance is your government website. In the case of British people as an example it's here.

[ Edit: Edited on 7 Jan 2021, 10:24 GMT by AndyF ]

3. Posted by smajli208 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

If you are trying to do this now, you have bigger concerns than the cost of living or getting good internet.

Coronavirus adds to your costs and gives you a number of possible problems.
You will need to buy a visa in advance, and e-visas and visa-on-arrival are suspended.
You will need to pay to get a test and medical certificate before boarding your flight showing that you do not have covid19 in the last 72 hours.
You will need to show that you have valid travel insurance including medical cover. This may be difficult, as most travel insurance isn't valid for covid19 risks.
On arrival you will need to pay for a covid19 test, and quarantine for 14 days. The cost of this may be around US$1500 according to what I have read.

You haven't said what nationality you are, but the above applies to all foreigners. The place to look for guidance is your government website. In the case of British people as an example it's here.

Yes i am aware ot all of this problems. I am not planing to do it now tho. I would like to go in June-July. Of course we do not know what will be the covid situation status in July that is why i did not mentioned covid. Let's imagine there is no such thing for now

4. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1445 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

The COVID restrictions that you think possibly might go away by summer isn't likely, in my view. If anything, they are likely to be tightened over the next several weeks and months for a variety of reasons, including the spread of variants of the virus.

Besides the requirements Andy has described, please also note the following: To be able to board a flight to Cambodia, passengers must have an insurance policy with a minimum medical coverage of USD 50,000 and deposit USD 2,000 at a designated bank on arrival. There are exceptions, such as those with diplomatic passports and those holding certain types of nontourist visas.

There is an online site with helpful information for people interested in moving to Cambodia, in your case for two or three months. It details the process of extending tourist visas, which usually limit visits to 30 days. In fact, there are many expat sites that can help someone from, say Poland, live and work in countries such as Cambodia, Malaysia and others.