2.3.2 Cambodia Border Crossing of Bavet


Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Cambodia: Bavet
Vietnam: Moc Bai

Province or District

Svay Rieng Province

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Svay Rieng Town (25 km)





Managing Authority / Agency

Provincial Governorate

Contact Person

Mr Khiev Saroeun, Chief of Customs Branch in Svay Rieng Province


Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Name: Phnom Penh International Airport (178 km)

Truck Travel Time: 4:50 hrs

Car Travel time: 3:50 hrs

Nearest Port

Name: Phnom Penh Port (171 km)

Truck Travel Time: 4:50 hrs

Car Travel time: 3:30 hrs

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity

Name: Svay Rieng Market (25 km)

Truck Travel Time: 25 hrs

Car Travel time: 15 hrs

Other Information

Fueling stations are available

Hours of Operation


07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.


07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.


07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.


07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.


07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.


07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.


07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

National Holidays


Follow the Government schedule. Schedule as below link.

Seasonal Constraints

No seasonal constraints

Daily Capacity

Bavet / Moc Bai border crossing point is on the busiest trade route for Cambodia with Vietnam.

Customs Clearance

Border crossing procedures between both countries apply national rules and regulations and follow bilateral, ASEAN and GMS agreements. In non-conflict times, there is are no major delays in custom clearance procedures if transporter/consignee complete the documentation as described below.

After the Customs Permit and relevant ministries approval are obtained in Phnom Penh, the customs clearance procedure at border crossing are as follows:  

  • Entering the customs declaration
  • Running the customs formalities
  • Request the police cargo release note
  • Request the CAMCONTROL cargo release note
  • Request the customs cargo release note

 Documents requirements:

  • Transport Note/Bill Trucking
  • Commercial Invoice or WFP No Charge Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Certification of Health
  • Phytosanitary Certificate
  • Other

For more information on customs in Cambodia, please see the following link: 1.3 Cambodia Customs Information.

Other Relevant Information

Trade facilitation had much improved the time of clearance at the border but following COVID-19 border restrictions, Vietnam trucks are currently not allowed to move out of the free zone where they get discharged. Monitoring of the situation shall be done regularly.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Cambodia Government Contact List.


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