New Transit Import Rules

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    Hi everyone. Just wanted to share with you the latest rule from the Thai authorities regarding border crossings.

    Border runs have been cut short due to the very recent change in rules regarding overland entry by Thai immigration. Foreigners under the Visa Exemption Listwho are entering Thailand via border posts at Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia without securing a prior visa will now be granted 30-day visa exemption stamp TWO times per calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.
     
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    Thanks for the update. I intend bringing my Malaysian-registered bike Malaysia > Thailand > Laos > Thailand > Malaysia within October, so this is alright for me this year (NZ citizen).
     
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    Appreciate it if you would give us an update on your border crossing experience specifying crossing points. Thanks.
     
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    Shall do, when the time comes. A few sleeps away yet...
     
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    Isnt that quite old? I think it was changed back in 2016 or thereabouts....
     
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    Hi, I got this info from this link Visa on Arrival | ThaiEmbassy.com

    It is dated 5/6/19. I like to think that the new 2 land border entries per calendar year is incorrect as it is terribly inconvenient to me. It is also noted here that you can visit Thailand 6 times a year for up to 30 days each occasion if you fly in. Presumably you need to show proof that you have a flight out of Thailand within 30 days of arrival. Leaving the Kingdom by another other means is verboten. This rule has been in place since the early 70s. Yep, I was caught in it when our plane broke down in Trang and the airlines tried to ferry us across to Penang by hired cars. That’s another story.
     
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    If you look under visa exemption and bilateral agreement link you will see this: Holders of normal passports of the following countries are granted visa-free travel to Thailand for a period of up to 30 days. The exemption is granted at most twice in a calendar year when entering over land or via a sea border but there is no limitation when entering by air. For Malaysians entering by land border, there is no limitation in issuing the 30-day visa exemption stamp. Korea, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Chile will get 90 days in both airport and land border.
     
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