Driving a Cambodian-plated car into Thailand banned?

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Driving a Cambodian-plated car into Thailand banned?

Postby wwguigrh » Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:57 am

I was planning to drive a Cambodian-plated car to from Cambodia to Indonesia (via Thailand) but then I came across this:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/wor ... t-controls
http://tta.customs.go.th/Announce/Summary.pdf

Apparently there is some kind of new law in Thailand banning Cambodian-plated vehicles from driving in Thailand beyond the province that they entered from, because Cambodia hasn't signed a "pact" or agreement with Thailand on traffic rights, whereas Thailand HAS signed an agreement with Malaysia, Singapore and Laos (vehicles from those 3 countries will continue to have no entry restrictions). The law took effect on June 27th 2016.

As I said, I was planning on driving a Cambodian-plated car from Cambodia, through Thailand, and then onto Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia (as that is the only overland way to get to these countries). How will I be able to do this now with this onerous new law? This new law would appear to make it impossible to drive from Cambodia to Malaysia, Singapore etc via Thailand. Is anyone familiar with shipping cars from Cambodia to other countries in order to get around Thailand? (Or car ferry from Cambodia to Malaysia?)

They said that a tour group will be required from now on for any Cambodian-plated cars entering Thailand, and that such a tour group will have to supervise the driver (as is the case for anyone driving to China). Does anyone know of a tour group that is doing this?

Does anyone know if Cambodia will, at any point in the future, make an official traffic "agreement" with Thailand (like the way Laos, Malaysia and Singapore already have?)

Is it possible to live in Cambodia with a Laos-plated car? (Because that would solve the problem of driving in Thailand).

It is my understanding that Cambodian-plated cars are restricted from driving into Vietnam (and China as well), so does that mean that the only place Cambodian-plated cars can drive to now is Laos?
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Re: Driving a Cambodian-plated car into Thailand banned?

Postby SinnSisamouth » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:24 am

just buy a thai plated car in can.
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Postby phuketrichard » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:31 am

Am not sure it has been put into effect.

you need apply in advance for permission.
requirements thou are u must exit where you drove in so overland and exiting via sadao might not be allowed.

It was really made effective cause of the way Chinese drove and acted with their cars here.

You might be able o just go and try, I suggest you use the Osmach or Hat Lek borders to cross as those are the ones i use when i drive my thai car into Cambodia an they are very relaxed on both sides,AVOID Poi Pet
To enter the car must be in ur name and you mus buy insurance for thailand ( and than again for Malaysia)
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Postby SinnSisamouth » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:34 am

I thought they banned all cars in thailand because of those pesky chinks?
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Re: Driving a Cambodian-plated car into Thailand banned?

Postby bolueeleh » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:04 pm

on the same note, how about driving khmer car to vietnam?
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Re: Driving a Cambodian-plated car into Thailand banned?

Postby Luigi » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:28 am

Tried Ha Tien & was denied. Offer of $10.00 was refused. Possibly more may have worked but only to anticipate more problems once in VN. Motorcycles seems no problem.
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Postby bolueeleh » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:11 pm

Luigi wrote:Tried Ha Tien & was denied. Offer of $10.00 was refused. Possibly more may have worked but only to anticipate more problems once in VN. Motorcycles seems no problem.
what did u do then? turned back?
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Re: Driving a Cambodian-plated car into Thailand banned?

Postby Luigi » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:08 pm

Yes.
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Re: Driving a Cambodian-plated car into Thailand banned?

Postby Barang_doa_slae » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:23 pm

I am doubtful the new requirements are yet in effect. I know of three people who have gone to Bangkok/Pataya with their cars from mid July to mid August.

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