Am flying into Bangkok with two friends on the 31st august.Have booked a flight out of Ho Chi Minh 6 weeks later.Was told at the travel agents that we would have to have a ticket to prove that we would be leaving Thailand within the month, we will be anyway but want to go overland and tour around Laos,Cambodia too.Does anyone have any advice on the how to prove that we will be leaving Thailand even if we dont end up taking that form of transport?
Any advice would be appreciated.
I really doubt that they'll ever check to see if you have a ticket to leave Thailand. I've flown in and out of Thailand at least 10 times (that's over 20 times dealing with Thai immigration) and never once have I been asked to show that I have an ongoing ticket. In fact, I don't remember ever being asked to show this proof anywhere in the World.
It may be a law and it may be in the guidebooks (maybe your travel agent just knows what the law is or read a guidebook).
You could always show them the ticket leaving Vietnam (it would then by pretty obvious that you'd be planning to leave Thailand to get to Vietnam, etc.). Just tell them that you'll be traveling over land to Vietnam. But like I said I doubt if the issue will ever come up.
Cheers thanks for the advice.
Realise I'm probably just being a little paranoid but have got 4 months till start of RTW seem to be spending my time freaking out about the little things and not the big things ie money.
I've been to Thailand a few times and they've never asked to see my ticket at immigration so i wouldn't worry about it. I agree with Travel100 and i think you're travel agent is talking rubbish. This is something i wouldn't be concerned with at all.