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  • CMD

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    Hi,

    I'm doing an around the world trip starting in a few weeks and will be flying into Thailand and then travelling overland to Cambodia and Vietnam before returning to Thailand. I dont have any proof that I am leaving Thailand within 30 days. Any advice would be appreciated.

    I was thinking I could maybe just book a cheap flight out of Thailand (as proof for my airline) which I may not use as want to travel by train mainly.

    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 9/2/2012 - 14:29

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  • DLuek

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    Where are you flying into Thailand from?

    #2 Posted: 9/2/2012 - 22:43

  • CMD

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    I'm flying from London to Dubai and then to Thailand.

    #3 Posted: 10/2/2012 - 06:42

  • DLuek

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    Then yes I would recommend buying a cheap one-way out of Thailand. Probably less than a 50/50 chance they'll ask you for it but they asked me last time I flew one-way into Thailand from New York. Air Asia one-way Bangkok > HCMC shouldn't run more than US $40 or so. Look around for deals, KL is also usually cheap.

    #4 Posted: 10/2/2012 - 07:18

  • guava_girl

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    Buy a ticket from BKK to Phenom Pehn. Then you can fly there and travel by land north back into Thailand.

    #5 Posted: 10/2/2012 - 20:25

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    "flying into Thailand and then travelling overland to Cambodia and Vietnam before returning to Thailand."

    It's a pity to throw away a flight ticket!! If you flew to Vietnam first you could come back to Thailand overland via Cambodia. This would save you some backtracking.

    eg Fly from Bangkok to Hanoi on Air Asia, down the coast to Ho Chi Minh, then on to Phnom Penh from there. Then back to Bangkok overland from Siem Reap.

    #6 Posted: 11/2/2012 - 02:32

  • Toxifer

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    I've only been to Thailand once, but when I looked it up before I left just a month or so ago most people seemed to say to not worry about it. And as far as I remember the immigrations officer didn't say a single word to me either and I got stamped in just fine. I flew from Canada via the US and Japan. Of course an Air Asia flight can be extremely cheap, so for peace of mind you may find it to be worth it.

    #7 Posted: 13/2/2012 - 07:01

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