Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

Postby phuketrichard » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:58 pm

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Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mongolia have still unlimited entries for 30 days. Cambodia 15 days
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru entries for 90 days, South Korean 90 days by Air only.
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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

Postby 4000islandsguy » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:39 pm

Just an update on this... My friends in Laos are saying they are all being warned they only get two exempt entries. I think people in Cambodia don't care as much but if you live in Laos this sucks for supply chain. Every single restaurant and guesthouse in Laos that is foreign orientated depends on Thailand to get supplies.

Anyway I won't bore you with the trivial details of how it impacts ex pats in Laos but this post is to say that the new rules are in place and definitely being enforced.
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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

Postby Fourkinnel » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:50 pm

How many months will it take for them to realise that people are not returning so much and spending money so they then have to back-peddle and cancel this?. Some of the supermarkets and warehouse places over the border areas in LOS will start moaning first.
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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

Postby snookieboi » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:41 am

so for UK passport holders, land borders have gone from 15b days entry to 30 days, twice max a year??
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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

Postby phuketrichard » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:22 am

snookieboi wrote:so for UK passport holders, land borders have gone from 15b days entry to 30 days, twice max a year??
JUST READ WHAT I POSTED
if that does not help, perhaps stay home.
Every single restaurant and guesthouse in Laos that is foreign orientated depends on Thailand to get supplies...Some of the supermarkets and warehouse places over the border areas in LOS will start moaning first.
this does NOT affect Laotians or Cambodians ONLY Farangs/ Barangs

I see an opportunity for a business here,...... online order and delivery
or a smart local who goes around and ask's Farang owned business's what they need...
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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

Postby sigmoid » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:56 am

Unfortunately, with a very long and very porous border Laos is intimately linked with T-land, and as "LOS" starts shutting the country down a la North Korea, the Lao PDR is inevitably affected. I don't think there is any land crossing to Myanburmar, China and Vietnam are on the other side of the mountains (24-hour plus bus rides, or pay for flights), the crossing with Cambodia (Veun Kham/Dom Kralor) is quite remote, beyond 4000 Islands.

For expats in Laos, It's not a huge problem. Unless things have changed, you can get a one-year multiple-entry visa (or, possibly 6 months), either through your employer or an agent. So, it's just the people who do borders runs every 30 days to get a new Lao visa, literally for years, are the only ones affected. Nowadays, most everything you need is available in Laos, and as the Lao PDR conintues to develop, there will be less and less need to travel to Thailand for anything.

Plus as it says, you can still fly in, if you really want to for some weird reason.

Another, more important point is why Thailand has decided to limit these free entries. The answer, of course, is they need the revenue. 35 million tourists per year (probably 40 - 45 million for 2017) is not enough if they're showing up with paying for a visa.
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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

Postby lurcio » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:16 am

snookieboi wrote:so for UK passport holders, land borders have gone from 15b days entry to 30 days, twice max a year??
It's been 30 days for the last 3 years or so when crossing at the land borders. The difference is now you can only do it twice a calendar year.
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Re: Important info on Thai visa exempt entries

Postby phuketrichard » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:24 pm

sigmoid wrote:Unfortunately, with a very long and very porous border Laos is intimately linked with T-land, and as "LOS" starts shutting the country down a la North Korea, the Lao PDR is inevitably affected. I don't think there is any land crossing to Myanburmar, China and Vietnam are on the other side of the mountains (24-hour plus bus rides, or pay for flights), the crossing with Cambodia (Veun Kham/Dom Kralor) is quite remote, beyond 4000 Islands.

For expats in Laos, It's not a huge problem. Unless things have changed, you can get a one-year multiple-entry visa (or, possibly 6 months), either through your employer or an agent. So, it's just the people who do borders runs every 30 days to get a new Lao visa, literally for years, are the only ones affected. Nowadays, most everything you need is available in Laos, and as the Lao PDR conintues to develop, there will be less and less need to travel to Thailand for anything.

Plus as it says, you can still fly in, if you really want to for some weird reason.

Another, more important point is why Thailand has decided to limit these free entries. The answer, of course, is they need the revenue. 35 million tourists per year (probably 40 - 45 million for 2017) is not enough if they're showing up with paying for a visa.
ONE simple reason, to limit/STOP those people living and working in thailand illegally!!
ps; there only calling for 32 mil tourist this year
Thailand is not "shutting " the country down at all!!

land crossing from where to where?
u can cross from laos to China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand and if ur a local to Burma
From Thailand u can cross by land to Burma, Malaysia, Laos and Cambodia
I hvae no idea what ur on about
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