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1. Posted by coaharte (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hi,
I am currently due to travel to Thailand in 5 weeks, on a one way ticket. I am hoping to be issued the 30 day visa on arrival at the airport. Can anyone tell me if i will have any trouble with this? Thanks..

2. Posted by jamscunny (Budding Member 17 posts) 7y

when i went to thailand first i had no trouble with getting visa upon arrival

3. Posted by pax_corpus (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

yes, you may have some difficulties with one way ticket. I am traveling to thailand next sunday with one way ticket, and I had to apply for a 60 day tourist visa at home. My dad had to garantee (financial) for my travel out of Thailand...

Why don't you just book a cheap flight out of Thailand? www.airasia.com

Good luck...

4. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

The airline you are flying with may not let you board the plane with a one way ticket.

On check in Immigration guidelines to this effect come up on the airline check in staff's computer screen so the check in agent may not let you board. This is because if Immigration refuse your visa on arrival the airline as to bear the cost of transporting you back to your country of origin.

We have been asked several times in the past for an onward ticket at check-in, on arrival by Immigration officers in Bangkok airport and at land borders. Luckly we have always had an onward ticket but we have seen people refused entry for not having one in the queue next to us.

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

I have entered Thailand several times and have never been asked by either the airline or immigration for any proof of onward travel. It's best to be safe than sorry though, so as someone else suggested, it might be best just to book a cheap flight out of the country. You can get dirt-cheap fares with Air Asia.

6. Posted by coaharte (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Cheers guys, think i will take the safe option and book a cheap fare with asia.com... dont want to run the risk of getting turned back!!
Was planning on travelling across country before i flew out but dont think you can show any proof of that...Any ideas on this option?

7. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

The Thai 30 day visa exemption 'rules' states you have to have an air ticket out within 30 days so even if you could get a bus ticket somehow it wouldn't be valid as proof of exit.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 13, 2008, at 3:59 AM by loubylou ]

8. Posted by pax_corpus (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

why not get a visa at home?

9. Posted by coaharte (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Thanks for the reply. Well i was intending on getting the 30 day visa whenever i land, just wasnt sure on whether i would get into the country with a one way ticket...Planning on flying on to Australia after it, but havnt set a date...

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