I'm flying into Chiang Mai from Phuket on Friday and was planning on going into Laos around the 14th October. I will then go into Vietnam and travel south in Cambodia.
Thing is, I don't have a pre-booked visa for Vietnam. I won't be flying into Vietnam so will be going over by land crossing. I ve read some previous topics on this but am still non the wiser
Can anyone suggest how I go about this? Chiang Mai is the only place definitely booked but I need to be out of Thailand by the 14 October.
You can arrange your visa for Vietnam in Chang Mai or at major tourist spots in Laos. It takes usually 3-4days to process.
I got my Vietnamese visa in Laos, at the embassy in Vientiane. I went to the embassy myself but there are agencies which will do all that for you if you don't want the hassle. I think mine took 3 days but there was the option of paying more for a quicker service.
I guess your question is if you still be needing a Visa?
Yes! You do need a Visa. No matter if you travel via Plane or on the ground. You are entering another Country and each time you enter in to another Country you must have a Visa.