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1. Posted by Arsis2323 (Budding Member 18 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi, im planning a trip through SE asia starting in Jan.....I plan to travel through a number of countries for an undetermined amount of time....i don't need to show proof of a return ticket out of the country when i land on Bangkok do i??

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3573 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

If you read the Thai visa rules, yes, you do need a ticket out of Thailand if you accept the free 30 day entry permit on arrival. However, the rule is seldom enforced. Where you might run into a problem is with your airline. Some airlines will not let you board with a one way ticket to Thailand. I would check with your airline before flying.

Thailand is now offering free visas until March 2010. A friend of mine here in Vegas got 2 60 day visas this month. He used the LA Thai Consulate and there was no charge. You might apply for a free 60 day visa before your trip. Good luck with your planning.

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Aug-2009, at 22:14 by vegasmike6 ]

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

It depends on who you get at the counter as to if you need to show proof. I recently went through Bangkok two times and both of the times I didn't get asked for proof of onward travel. A person who I travelled to Myanmar with (who returned to Bangkok when I did) had a massive going over and they were not going to let her through because she didn't have proof of onward travel as she was planning a trip much like you are talking about. She didn't look of suspicious character or anything like that and had a British passport which would not normally set a red alert off like a middle eastern country citizen may do. I'm not sure why she got a massive going over when I barely had a question asked either time I entered the country. I might have been lucky because she had entered twice in a short time on the same passport, but when I entered the 2nd time I swapped passports/citizenships as I am a dual citizen. Doing this probably would have shown on the computer as me entering for the first time to Bangkok even though it was my second in less than a two week period.

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Aug-2009, at 03:59 by aharrold45 ]