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How long can I stay in Kawthaung without a visa?

Posted by altmtl on 5/10/2013 at 18:07

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

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Posted by altmtl on 5/10/2013 at 18:10

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

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Posted by theloner on 7/10/2013 at 22:17

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

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Posted by altmtl on 7/10/2013 at 22:25

Dam - I hate when that happens :(

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 11/10/2013 at 09:58

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

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Posted by altmtl on 11/10/2013 at 10:17

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

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 11/10/2013 at 11:35

"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.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 11/10/2013 at 12:23

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

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Posted by altmtl on 11/10/2013 at 20:51

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.

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Posted by theloner on 15/10/2013 at 18:10

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.

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