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1. Posted by Arsis2323 (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

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 3562 posts) 7y

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) 7y

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 ]