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Border crossings

  • ofer

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    31st December, 2013
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    Acoording Lonely Planet, it is possible to enter and lexit Burma via Mae Sai, Thailand only with a special permit. Is it true?
    If yes , what has to be done in order to have this permition?

    #1 Posted: 1/1/2014 - 13:18

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  • LoganT

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    The current Lonely Planet Guide for Burma is hopelessly out-of-date - not least the border crossing information.

    Some up-to-date information was posted recently on Travelfish:

    http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/burma/2013/08/new-burmesethai-land-crossings-opened/

    Basically, there are four (I think) land borders with Thailand which are currently open for entry and exit without any special conditions - HOWEVER just remember, if you are crossing into Burma, you will need to have got your Burmese visa in advance in Bangkok (or wherever) - the 28 day tourist visas are NOT available at the border crossing (but can be used at the border).

    Crossing back into Thailand is a breeze. I did it recently at Myawaddy / Mae Sot and depending on your passport you'll be given a 15 or 30 day tourist visa.

    #2 Posted: 2/1/2014 - 15:47

  • ofer

    Joined Travelfish
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    Many thanks.

    #3 Posted: 2/1/2014 - 17:08

  • NSATour

    Joined Travelfish
    4th January, 2014
    Posts: 2

    I really have desired to drive into Burma roads for experiencing the driving condition inside Burma by crossing Mandalay-Yangon then exit back to Thailand.
    Is there any special documents required for this passage??? I would probably like to drive my ISUZU D-Max 3.0/ on Yangon- Mandalay via Naypitaw new Highway. Malaysian car.

    #4 Posted: 6/1/2014 - 07:13

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