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1. Posted by Will__M (Budding Member 41 posts) 1y

Will__M has indicated that this thread is about Visas (Thailand)

Hey,
I am currently in Thailand. From the UK, landed via planed from Jakarta. So I have the 30 day tourist visa.

I will be going to Burma for Christmas. But will probably return between Christmas and new year.

I'll probably be going to Yangon by plane from Bangkok's smaller airport.

If I return via land border do I only get 15 days? If I were to return via plane would I get a new 30 day visa? Or due to the shortness of the Burma trip (25 days) should I extend my current visa?

Google has been of little help; I know their cracking down on "visa runs" across the border but it's hardly a visa run when I'll be in Burma for nearly 4 weeks!

Cheers,
Will

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 1y

When passport holders from G-7 countries enter overland they now can get a free 30 day Visa Exemption stamp in their passport. (

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/679761-confirmed-30-day-land-crossing-at-chong-chom/

http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/thailand/2013/11/06/thailand-reinstates-30-day-overland-visa-free-entries-for-select-nationalities/

You are supposed to have "proof of onward travel."

Fly in still free 30 days Visa Exemption if you are on the list and meet requirements.)
http://thaiembassyuk.org.uk/?q=node/55

More info on Thai Visa forum above.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 1y

If you mean return to Thailand from Myanmar at a border crossing verify first if it can be done. When I was in Myanmar I just flew back to Bangkok. Some border areas might have restrictions. Eight - ten years ago I used the border at Chiang Rai for a border run. Not sure about present time.

http://www.go-myanmar.com/arriving-and-departing-over-land/

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