Muang Ngern & Entering Laos - Xayaboury Province

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  1. jethro69

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    Had an exit on Sunday, to my knowlege I didn't have a permit, unless the gave me one in Chiang Khong. I had aother paper unknown to me, but didn't check it. As Chiang Khong customs and immigration seems to make their own laws anyway.
     
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    Information received says that there is zero exit from Kenthao - Nam Heuang to Thailand.
     
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    I guess that's then for Entry as well??
    Where can we actually still cross? My last crossing was Chiang Khong, but I'll not repeat that, Exit there might be an option although.
    Need to go for a new Visa in 'bout 5-6 weeks, seems Laos is not an (good) option (anymore). :(
     
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    Why not just have a nice ride down to Mukdaham.
    Stay and you leave your bike for 1 nigth at this Hotel


    16.574729 104.719915

    It's only about 2 km away from the bridge, Robinson shopping mall is only 200 meters away.

    Do you visa over in Laos, pick up the bike and ride home.
     
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    Hello folks, sorry to ask a question thats prob been asked a zillion times but hopig for the latest accurate update as i plan to enter laos in abt 2 weeks.
    I am on a Thai registered bike ( more than 500cc )and riding solo. From the info i gathered , currently the only border I can ride across solo into Laos is Chiangkong/HuayXai crossing. After which I plan to exit at either Kenethao/Thali if possible ( which may not be allowed if the latest update from 2 years back is still accurate). If this is not possible I will exit Laos into Thailand by Tha Dua/ Nong Khai ( Friendship Bridge 1 ).

    Can anyone shed some light if my entry /exit crossings will pose any problems for a solo bike? Been reading about some crossings needing a group or a guide etc. Very sketchy info out there but i guess thats part of the adventure 1f642.png?_nc_eui2=AeGPOzVBugE5BEM8GCyqmhq0sBdaV2WzdwHPPHFcaEWHSIGQeFg4YlcTBKgOSHjSd_xa7mYyI7PPuMIEL_91C-ZK2WyFFn6Jg73q2NrIXx4yeQ:) Thanks for any input !
     
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    Chiang Khong / Houei Xai is ok.
    I don't like your chances exiting at Kenthao, but you could exit at Phu Doo.
    You can exit at Muang Ngern / Huay Kon.
    You maybe able to enter Laos from Nong Khai too now I understand, got late at night 9PM +.

    This thread should be a help
    Laos Border Crossings
    if you want to take a look
     
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    Thank you David. Phu Doo is definitely helpful. I didnt know there was even a crossing there.
    Oh so Muang Ngern/Huay Kon is now opened for entry/exit again. Was reading on an earlier thread that Xayaboury crossings were all closed to motorbikes. Guess there has been another change of laws. Such is the fun of border crossings. You never know what that box of chocolates open to ! :)
     
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    @ Phu Doo there is no Lao Visa on arrival, so unless you are Swiss or Thai, you need a visa in advance from a Lao embassy.
    But you can exit there no problem.
    I've exited a couple of times there, but was refused entry just after it opened not knowing there was no visa on arrival.

    A Chiang Mai - Luang Prabang loop via Uttaradit Nan - Hongsa

    Muang Ngern is ok for exit. BUT If I understand correctly they are enforcing the "tour company rule," for entry even if you are one bike.
     
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    Thanks for heads up. I am Singaporean and wont need a visa for Laos. Am based in Phitsanulok sometimes so I will try entering Laos from Phu Doo another time. This time I will use it for exit from Laos to head to Phitsanulok
     
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