Cash at the border?

Discussion in 'General Discussion / News / Information' started by BobS, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. BobS

    BobS Ol'Timer

    There is a recent report on Thaivisa.com about the border crossing at Mai Sai.
    http://www.thaivisa.com/index.php?514&b ... t_news=731

    According to this report - which includes photos of the posted documents - people doing visa runs must have 10,000 or 20,000 baht IN CASH to re-enter Thailand. The amount depends on the type of visa. Bank statements, credit cards, ATM slips, etc. are NOT being accepted.

    This regulation is supposedly four years old, but only starting to be enforced as of October 1, 2004. Comments on the Thaivisa forum seem to indicate that this is only taking place at Mai Sai.

    It would be nice to hear a first hand report. So.....

    1. Has anyone on this board seen the notice at Mai Sai?
    2. Can anyone confirm the "cash only" requirement?
    3. Has anyone run into anything similar at any other border crossing?

    If this is true, it may make things a bit difficult for some travellers.

    BobS
     
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  3. Klaus

    Klaus Ol'Timer

    Hi Bob,
    I've read about this on the thorntree, seems to be true. But after thinking about it for a bit, I believe it doesn't pose a big problem; I travel with that amount of cash all the time, and if somebody can't produce 10.000 Baht, maybe he better contact his embassy for a flight home...
     

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