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Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by HappyChappy » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:01 am

So!

I've just booked a flight into Ho Chi Minh for mid Jan with the intention of staying for a week and just getting a cheap bus into Phnom Penh from there just before Feb.

I think I need to get an E-type VISA when crossing over to Cambodia, and I get the impression a UK citizen doesn't need a VISA for Vietnam when staying for less than a couple of weeks.

Does anyone see any flaws in my plan there? I heard that the SE Asians can be a bit tricky with the VISA process when not followed correctly!! really want as smooth a transition as possible!

May thanks in advance for your helpful and not at all cynical responses.

Much love x
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Re: Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by Ghostwriter » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:34 am

I'm pretty sure you can find the answer in this forum archives without even creating a "new" topic.

I guess that's why nobody else answered yet.

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Re: Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by Ot Mean Loi » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:41 am

Simplicity itself. Go to TripAdvisor Cambodia Forum and read this posting:

Visa on Arrival and Passport Requirements 2020

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopi ... bodia.html

OML
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Re: Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by Yobbo » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:10 am

Been a while but the easiest way to cross the border was to let the bus service take care of the visa, you will have this option when purchasing your ticket.
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Re: Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by hanno » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:40 am

Really, visa information is easy enough to find. Anyway, Brits get a 14-day visa exemption when arriving into Vietnam. Do note that you cannot go back to VN for 30 days after the first visa extension.

Bus companies will take care of the process. Personally, I prefer traveling up to Chau Doc and taking the boat from there to Vietnam.
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Re: Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by dirtymacca » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:59 am

You will be arriving in Vietnam and travelling during TET (Lunar New Year - Jan 23 - end of Jan) Travel will be chaos and hotels may be an issue.
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Re: Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by jimpson » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:04 am

With a British passport you will not have a problem in getting a visa free stay of up to 14 days. You also will not have a problem getting a visa on arrival for Cambodia. Your problem will be getting a bus to Cambodia in the last week of January due to the Tet holiday in Vietnam. As advised by a previous response your visa free entry for Vietnam can not be repeated within 30 days of exiting Vietnam on the previous visa free entry.
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Re: Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by HappyChappy » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:00 am

dirtymacca wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:59 am
You will be arriving in Vietnam and travelling during TET (Lunar New Year - Jan 23 - end of Jan) Travel will be chaos and hotels may be an issue.
Ah bingo! very well reminded (notified) my friend.
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Re: Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by HappyChappy » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:02 am

Ghostwriter wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:34 am
I'm pretty sure you can find the answer in this forum archives without even creating a "new" topic.

I guess that's why nobody else answered yet.

Don't try meth. (Free bonus advice moneyback garanteed).
Yea I thought it was a bit quiet!! That's half an hour spent staring at my PC I'll never get back.

I will also make note not to try meth (again)....... that was half an hour spent staring at my PC I'll never get back.
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Re: Crossing from Vietnam to Phnom Penh!

Post by Ghostwriter » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:09 am

HappyChappy wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:02 am
Ghostwriter wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:34 am
I'm pretty sure you can find the answer in this forum archives without even creating a "new" topic.

I guess that's why nobody else answered yet.

Don't try meth. (Free bonus advice moneyback garanteed).
Yea I thought it was a bit quiet!! That's half an hour spent staring at my PC I'll never get back.

I will also make note not to try meth (again)....... that was half an hour spent staring at my PC I'll never get back.
Tsss.
How can you stare 30 mn at your pc with a blank look ? Did you get the "chit-chat in lobbies" job already ? Better make those 30 mn productive, maaan.
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