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Overview

The border is one of ten international crossings points along the borders with Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. 

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Cambodia: Poipet
Thailand: Aranyaprathet

Province or District

O Chrov District

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Serey Sophone (48 km)

Latitude

13.6598

Longitude

102.5526

Managing Authority / Agency

Provincial Governorate

Contact Person

Mr Chhe Sothea, Chief of Customs Branch in Bantey Meanchey Province

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Name: Siem Reap Airport

Distance in km: 135

Truck Travel Time: 2:20 hrs

Car Travel time: 1:30 hrs

Nearest Port

Name: Phnom Toch (Tonle Sap) river port.

Distance in km: 142

Truck Travel Time: 2:45 hrs

Car Travel time: 1:50 hrs

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

Name: A Kak Market

Distance in km: 1

Truck Travel Time: 10 minutes

Car Travel time: 5 minutes

Other Information

Fuelling stations or weighting bridges are available

Hours of Operation

Mondays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Tuesdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Wednesdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Thursdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Fridays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Saturdays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

Sundays

07:30 – 11:30 a.m.

01:30 – 05:00 p.m.

National Holidays

 

Follow the Government schedule. Schedule as below link.

http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/cambodia/2017.php

Seasonal Constraints

Winter months, rainy season, etc.

Daily Capacity

There is normally no major problem with traffic, and not much activity. 

Customs Clearance

Border crossing procedures between both countries apply to rules and regulation of each country. In non-conflict times, there is are no major delays in custom clearance procedures if transporter/consignee complete the documentation as described below.

Medication requires an import approval from the Ministry of Health.  

Custom clearance procedures as below:

After the Customs Permit is approved by HQ of Customs 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

Time to clear cargo is approximately 8 hours with multiple inspections by Customs and Camcontrol.

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

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