Crossing into Laos on the Mukdahan – Savannakhet bridge by motorcycle.

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  1. Moto-Rex

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    Crossing from Mukdahan to Savannakhet across the bridge by motorcycle has been banded.

    Until recently, bikes with foreign riders were allowed to cross without to much trouble. But there’s now a new person in change, and he will not allow any bike on the bridge unless it’s in the back of a pick up.

    Moto-Rex
     
  2. KenYam

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    WHY??? Thai or Lao authorities come up with this marvellous new rule Moto-Rex. Another one of those scratch your head and move on to the next crossing.
    But isn't Tarhket (spelling wrong) the new bridge same rule - no bikes allow too use?

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  3. Changnoi1

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    As in Thailand there is not difference between a Honda Wave 125 and a Kawaski Versys, letting bikes over the bridges would spill Laos roads with Thai on their Honda Wave's all over Laos. Of course they could impose a 1000thb entrance fee to keep those Honda Wave's out.

    You are actually also not allowed to walk over the bridge, as that would create a all market on the bridge?

    Chang Noi
     
  4. sydneycraig

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    so is it possible at all to get my thai registered scooter into laos??

    was planning to go BKK>CM>CR>laos for a month or however long visa i can get>cambodai the same>back to laos>back into thailand...

    seems so tricky!!
     
  5. TonyBKK

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    Not tricky at all. There are answers to any specific questions you might have on this forum.
     
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    FWIW we recently rode our bikes from Nong Khai to Vientiene across the Friendship Bridge and no one seemed to care even though there is a big "no bikes" sign at the entrance to the bridge.
     

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