According to Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in 2014, visa regulations between Cambodia and Japan will be much easier for their citizens.
Being effective since December 11th 2013, the Royal Government of Cambodia and the Government of Japan have agreed to exempt visas for a period of 30 days to the holders of Diplomatic and Service/Official passports of Cambodia and Japan.
The agreement also allowed holders of ordinary passports to be eligible for long-term and multiple-entry visas for a period from one to three years. Diplomatic passport holders will also be granted an automatic 30-day visa allowance in Cambodia and Japan. The application criteria for the long-term and multiple-entry visas will be decided independently.
This scheme will promote exchange between the two countries to increase investment from Japan to Cambodia and vice versa. The new visa issuance is also a vital factor to boost tourism and to facilitate entry between the two nations. Following this positive reform, visa-application red tape will be likely to be cut off, meanwhile, the process of launching scheduled flights between the two countries will be speeded up by their airline operators.
This is also a good sign for visitors from Cambodia and Japan to enjoy easier access and better time and cost saving. It is supposed that with many positive changes in terms of economic and social fields of this attractive Indochina country, Cambodia travel will become a hot trend for Japanese in details and global travelers in general.