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How long can I stay in Kawthaung without a visa?

  • altmtl

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    I would need to do a visa run via Ranong - if I don't go to Malaysia (Penang) for Chinese New year - and as it is CNY on Jan. 31st - the day my 60 day Thai visa expires - I'm just looking at options - as I have a double entry visa for Thailand I need at least a day or two out of the country before coming back.

    I was planning to go to KL and Malacca also but I know it will be very busy around this time. Although I'd stay at least 2 weeks if I did that.

    Can I stay in Kawthaung and around for a few days without an actual visa for the country - I read somewhere about being able to have 7 days without one.

    Thx

    #1 Posted: 5/10/2013 - 18:07

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  • altmtl

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    Is Penang really as jam packed as they say at this time?

    #2 Posted: 5/10/2013 - 18:10

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    Yes Penang is getting over run with tourists. I no longer visit there.

    #3 Posted: 7/10/2013 - 22:17

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    Dam - I hate when that happens :(

    #4 Posted: 7/10/2013 - 22:25

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    As stated here, you get a 2-week pass visa-free
    http://wikitravel.org/en/Ranong#Do

    #5 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 09:58

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    Good to know Thx - it's not clear how much they charge for the pass however?

    #6 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 10:17

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    "Entry into Myanmar costs US$10"

    Looks like the deal is similar to Mae Sai / Thachilek in the north where they retain your passport at the checkpoint and give you a 14-day pass. You movement is then limited certain areas.

    #7 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 11:35

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    P.S. If you can, please report back when you've done it =)
    My last border run there was a few years ago. Thanks.

    #8 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 12:23

  • altmtl

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    Mine was 2 yrs ago - but I only stayed an hour or so. This run may or may not happen depending on if I go to Malaysia or not. Will let you know.

    #9 Posted: 11/10/2013 - 20:51

  • theloner

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    Do you think a local would pay 300 baht round trip ? No! The locals pay 100 baht period. It has been two years but that was what i paid.

    #10 Posted: 15/10/2013 - 18:10

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