I am planning on booking two separate flights one from Helsinki to Bangkok BKK and then separate from BKK to Phnom Penh... I would be bringing baggage.

Would i need to go throigh customs get baggage and then go through check in again or would i be able to collect my baggage and continue to Phnom Penh without ?


It depends.

You mention that you will be flying on to Phnom Penh on a separate ticket - this means that any automatic checking through of baggage is off the table, as your destination when you first check in is indeed Bangkok.

However, you can still ask at Helsinki checkin if your bags could be interlined through to Phnom Penh by the checkin staff, but whether this can be done entirely depends on the quality of the staff you speak to, the airlines you are flying with, and the agreements between those airlines.

If this is refused, then yes you will have to pass through immigration, then customs, then collect your baggage and checkin for your Phnom Penh flight as a brand new flight.

  • Does passing immigration means buying VOA visa? Nov 3 '17 at 5:38
  • @MatasVaitkevicius that depends on your nationality.
    – Moo
    Nov 3 '17 at 5:42
  • I would normally need VOA...I am Lithuanian Nov 3 '17 at 5:42
  • @MatasVaitkevicius then yes - nothing about this exempts you from the visa requirements to enter Thailand. If you were flying on a single ticket, or can get your bags checked through to Phnom Penh then you don't have to enter the country, but otherwise you will have to - and meet all the visa conditions when you do so as any other time.
    – Moo
    Nov 3 '17 at 6:14

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