I am planning a trip in December to Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. My initial plan is as follows;

  • Karachi -> Cambodia (by air)
  • Cambodia -> Thailand (by bus)
  • Thailand -> Malaysia (by ferry)

I have a few questions around that, would be super helpful if someone can answer these. I know many of you have already done that.

  • How was your experience in terms of getting visas, booking tickets and traveling?
  • Can we get Cambodia & Malaysia e-visa on dummy tickets? It means I can book tickets through any airline for 24 hrs without paying and attach a copy? Is this right do to so?
  • For Thailand visa, is it necessary to book through Thai Airways? If yes, how can I apply visa for Thailand in my case (where I won't be entering and leaving Thailand by air)?
  • At Cambodian and Thai immigration, would it be okay if I show them bus and ferry bookings along with flight?

Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks.

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    If you intent to travel by bus or ferry and can buy tickets in advance, use those instead of dummy (actually fake) bookings.
    – Willeke
    Commented Oct 26, 2023 at 8:07
  • I presume you are a Pakistani national? Commented Oct 26, 2023 at 17:50
  • @Willeke I intended to ask the same if they can give visas on bus and ferry tickets? Commented Oct 27, 2023 at 7:29
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    @lambshaanxy yes I am. Commented Oct 27, 2023 at 7:30

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As for the Cambodian eVisa, you don't need to provide a flight booking, only a hotel reservation, and the port of entry – which isn't necessarily an airport: I've entered Cambodia in Poipet for instance. So no flight required makes sense.

Cambodia eVisa page

On the other hand, the Thai eVoA can only applied for if you fly in. If you don't want to fly to Thailand, you'll have to get a visa at the Thai Consulate... I suggest you revise your plan, and land in Thailand first, then bus to Poipet and onwards: as I said above the Cambodian eVisa doesn't require a flight.

UPDATE: On second thought, I seem to remember land borders that issued VoA on site, including Poipet. That could be a solution, but it means you wouldn't be able to apply in advance, but get it on arrival – with a wait time of possibly several hours.

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No idea for the Malaysian eVisa, someone else can fill in.

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