Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Armed Police Activity

The United States Embassy in Phnom Penh alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Cambodia that local media are reporting armed police deployed around the Cambodia National Rescue Party's Headquarters on Norodom Blvd in Takhmao town immediately south of Phnom Penh. U.S citizens are advised to avoid this area.

U.S. citizens are reminded of the Embassy's existing guidance that even gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and have the potential to escalate into violence without warning. The U.S. Embassy recommends you avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. You should remain alert concerning local security developments by monitoring local news reports, exercising vigilance regarding your preparedness and personal security, remaining aware of your surroundings, and planning your activities accordingly. Please follow the guidance below to receive the most updated security information from the U.S. Embassy.

Source: U.S. Department of State