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1. Posted by Will__M (Budding Member 41 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

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!


2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1834 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

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

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.)

More info on Thai Visa forum above.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1834 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

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.

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