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Return tickets: what if it's your 2nd destination?

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1. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Situation:

Let's say I'm from Vietnam, then I fly to KL and then I fly to Bali, do I need to have forwarding tickets???

I am thinking they would be less strict in Bangkok assuming that most people cross borders by land.

When you travel by land, they never care if we have return tickets... I assume if the destiny Singapore it's a must.

Is this really a policy? I'm assuming it depends on what your passport is.

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I've never been asked to produce onward tickets in SE Asia, but I have also never been to Singapore. I do think you might be correct about assuming what the passport is. I would imagine an African might be questioned when a European might not be? It seems to be all about "wealth" in this world!

3. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 244 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I travelled on a 3 day jaunt to Singapore last year from Siem Reap, i was not asked for any onward or return ticket proof.
Perhaps travelling on a British passport was a discerning factor (or not), no idea.
However i agree with Daawgon and believe that there is an air of snobbery co-inciding with whatever passport you own.

4. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I have never been asked to show flight tickets, so far.... But when you present your passport to the immigration, do they get to see if you booked a return ticket????

I would want to land in Singapore and take bus to Malaysia... But Singapore won't be my 1st destination... Do people buy bus tickets online now a days??? and can that be like proof of onward travel?

What's the worst that can happen if you don't have a return ticket? You'll be deported and you'll have to pay for that same day flight?

5. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I don't have the answer for you (I seriously doubt that you would be deported). I suggest you might get a better answer to your question over on the Travelfish Singapore Forum.

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