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A country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia

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Is there any law or guidelines on toll avoidance for taxi drivers in Bangkok?

When driving between two locations, the fastest and/or shortest path may have a toll, while a slower and/or longer path may be toll-free. Tolls may represent a significant part of a taxi fare (e.g., ...
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How do taxis in Bangkok charge for waiting time?

When asking a taxi in Bangkok, Thailand to wait for me for a few minutes during a stop in our trip, is the taxi supposed to restart the meter (starts at 35 THB) when I go back to the taxi, or keep the ...
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How can I know the total price of the tolls given a path in Thailand?

I want to drive from location A to location B in Thailand. How can I know the total price of the tolls given a path in Thailand?
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Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home?

Can passengers flying into Thailand do the mandatory 14-day quarantine at home? I read contradictory information in articles published today (2020-05-04) and yesterday on two well-known news websites:...
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How do the Thai air-traveling authorities determine if someone must be assigned a special seat reserved for at-risk passengers in the plane?

I read this quote from a flyer by the PR Thai Government Facebook page summarizing CAAT and airport authorities' new rules and measures: Special seats must be reserved for at-risk passengers on ...
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Does the 30-day extension of one's stay start from 30th of April 2020 (COVID-19-related automated stay extension) or from 30 days after entry to THA?

When extending one's stay after entering Thailand as a French citizen via the visa waiver programme and after benefiting from the COVID-19-related automated stay extension till the 30th of April 2020, ...
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Does the COVID-19-related automated visa extension till the 30th of April 2020 in Thailand also apply to foreigners who entered Thailand visa-free?

I read on https://immigration.go.th/content/visa_auto_extension (mirror): 👮‍♂️ The person whose visas has expired from 26th of March 2020 will be automatically extended to 30th of April 2020. ...
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Are all prepaid SIM cards referred to as Tourist SIM cards in Thailand? Or are there some prepaid SIM cards “for locals”?

Are all prepaid SIM cards referred to as Tourist SIM cards in Thailand? Or are there some prepaid SIM cards "for locals"? I'm asking as all prepaid SIM cards I was shown (because it's behind the ...
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Can one extend a Thai 30-day visa-free stamp any time before the stamp's expiration or can one extend it only when close to the expiration?

I read on https://www.dontworryjusttravel.com/asiapacific/thailand/thailand-60-day-tourist-visa/#How_to_extend_your_stay_for_30_more_days_without_getting_a_Thailand_tourist_visa: Can I extend my ...
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What to do when a taxi driver uses the meter but at the end of the ride clears the meter and pretends we had agreed on some higher price for the ride?

I took a taxi in Bangkok, the driver used the meter, but at the end of the ride the driver cleared the meter (was 55 THB) and pretended that we had agreed on some higher price (was 100 THB) for the ...
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Who is responsible for the cab fare increase due to waiting for a drug control to be completed at a checkpoint in Thailand?

If the passenger of a taxi get screened by the police for drug at a random street checkpoint in Thailand, who is responsible for the cab fare increase due to waiting for a drug control to be ...
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Because of COVID-19 is the Thailand visa on arrival cancelled for all the countries?

I read in a recent article BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The government has decided to suspend visa on arrival for visitors from 18 countries at a meeting on Wednesday (March 11), chaired by Prime ...
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Can I fly from Taiwan to Thailand? [duplicate]

Not Thai national, not Taiwan national. Passport grants visa exemption. Airline sold flight. After buying some Thai friends told me there is a government notice that says that Thai flying from ...
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How much a one year visa to Vietnam should cost me if I do the visa directly in a Vietnamese consulate?

I currently reside in Bangkok, not far from the Vietnamese consulate in this city. I hold Israeli citizenship which isn't respected for Vietnam E-visa but does allowed one year tourist visa, either ...
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Reliable source for the Thailand Full Moon Party dates

The Wikipedia page for the Full Moon Party had sourced the 2020 schedule from only one site, some person's blog. Being the skeptical sort, I googled around for other sources, and unsurprisingly, they ...
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Will my Indian passport be stamped at Bangkok airport while I'm transiting?

Please assume the following: I am travelling from Bangalore to Singapore transiting through Bangkok. I am an Indian national. I will be travelling on one ticket. I won't be leaving the airport. I do ...
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Can I re-enter Thailand the day my permit expires, and get a new one? [duplicate]

I am from Italy and as such I have a 30bdays exemption visa to enter thailand. This will be valid until the 21st of February. Tomorrow 16th of February I will leave Thailand for Malaysia, but I plan ...
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Can I travel to Thailand using a non-immigrant visa even though the purpose of the event is cancelled?

I am from Bangladesh. I recently applied for a non-immigrant type visa for entering Thailand for WordCamp Asia 2020 event. However, the event was cancelled recently for coronavirus outbreak. Since my ...
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I cannot have an E-visa to Vietnam and contemplate not to use an Authorized Visa on Arrival approval letter agency

As of February 2020 the only state of which I hold a citizenship (Israel) isn't listed in the E-visa eligible states list of the Wikipedia article Visa policy of Vietnam. While I cannot have an E-...
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Does a Bangladeshi citizen need a transit visa for an airport layover in Thailand?

Thai Lion Air, February 10, Monday 23.50 to 03.20 from Shanghai to DMK (Bangkok Don Mueang Int. Airport), then 19 hours transit, then February 11, 22.00 to 00.25 from DMK to Dhaka (Hazrat Shahjalal ...
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Renting a motorcycle in Bangkok for one day up to 500 Baht in first quarter of 2020

I need to rent a motorcycle (a simple automatic scooter, the simplest you can think of), in Bangkok for no more than 500 Baht, in first quarter of 2020. I think about this and it feels to me unlikely ...
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Is it possible to lengthen a Vietnam tourist visa from six months to one year inside Vietnam?

Assuming I get a six months tourist visa to Vietnam (either by visa on arrival or directly from consulate) and I reached to Vietnam and already spent there almost six months and need to spend six more ...
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What is the difference between overstay and overdue in Thailand?

Update: I asked the following question based on me not knowing the English term "overdue" and mistakenly confusing it with some kind of overstay (due of similarity between the words); I got an answer ...
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Does Thailand still refuse travelers for not having 6 month's passport validity from their entry date?

According to the website of the Thai Embassy in Stockholm (emphasis mine): For Swedish passport holder, and wish to stay in Thailand for no more than 30 days, your passport has to be valid for at ...
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Connecting separate Airlines in Thailand

Do I need a transit visa in Don Mueang Airport (DMK) of Thailand during traveling to Tokyo from Dhaka, Bangladesh? Because, I am going to travel by two separate Airlines; Dhaka-Bangkok by Thai Lion ...
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Thai Tourist Visa and Exemption

Your opinion or expertise would be appreciated. I entered Thailand with an exemption Stamp on 10 SEP 2019. Flew out on 12 SEP 2019 to Cambodia with friends. Re-entered Thailand on an exemption ...
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Can you transit through the Suvarnabhumi airport with a passport expiring in less than 6 months?

I'm a Swedish citizen currently staying in the Philippines. My Swedish passport expires 20 July 2020 and my return ticket is 23 June. The itinerary is as follows: Manila Ninoy Aquino (Thai Airways) ⇨...
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How many times can one enter Thailand with a tourist visa in these circumstances? [duplicate]

I am a bit confused because I read pretty different informations online. Let's assume this scenario: UK passport holder. Older than 18 years old but younger than 50. Otherwise no criminal records or ...
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If I one goes outside of Bangkok, can flights to nearby countries be cheaper than in Don Mueng?

As a Bangkok resident, if I need to fly to a nearby country outside Thailand, I will likely do so from Don Mueng airport in northern Bangkok, from which flight prices are (at least from my experience) ...
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Are tickets to Khao Yai National Park multi-entry?

Is it possible to leave Khao Yai National Park and enter again a few hours later (without buying new tickets for people and vehicles)? I am interested in any procedure allowing this, for example ...
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Night buses from Bangkok to Hua Hin

I desire to get from Bangkok to Hua Hin by bus only and with lowering the chance for traffic jams as much as possible, hence I desire a night bus. From a search query night bus to Hua Hin I found ...
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Can Indian citizens get a transit visa on arrival at Don Mueang airport, Bangkok?

I am an Indian, going to India from Philippines. My flights are below Manila (MNL) TO Don Mueang (DMK) ( AIRASIA ZEST) Don Mueang (DMK) To Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, ...
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Transit visa at Bangkok (BKK) for non-code share airlines

I am travelling from Wuhan (China) to Bangalore (India) via Bangkok (BKK). The flight from Wuhan to Bangkok is China Southern Airways and the flight from Bangkok to Bangalore is Air India. There is no ...
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Where to buy a similar Vietnam SIM card aimed for locals/expats (not for tourists) in HCMC? [duplicate]

I live in Thailand and use a dual SIM smartphone currently containing only one SIM card which is my local prepaid Thailand SIM card. I already visited Vietnam twice; each time for a few days; In both ...
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How long will it take to go from Chiang Mai to Pai on a scooter?

I have a day spare in Chiang Mai and wanted to check out Pai via scooter. However, I don't know how long it will take to get there - various sites I read when I Google the question state anywhere ...
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How do sim cards in Thailand work?

I am a tourist in Thailand and am a little confused about the packaging of SIM cards I see in stores like 7/11. They seem to have days marked on them, eg: 5g, 15 days, 150thb. Does this mean that I ...
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Would it be a bad idea to not book hotels ahead in Thailand?

I am travelling to Thailand this month in the shoulder season. I will be going to Chiang Mai, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. I intentionally planned a loose itinerary and only booked my first few nights ...
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Registration process for tourists in South East Asian countries

I am traveling to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. I am struggling to find proper information about the requirement of registration. I know hotels register you automatically but I plan to stay at ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Bangkok going to Don Muang?

I am a Sri Lankan travelling to SGN via Bangkok. I am travelling on UL flight to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and my connecting flight to SGN is from Don Mueang Airport. Do I need a transit visa to ...
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How to calculate exit date for Thailand?

I've been to Thailand at least half a dozen times before in the last five years or so and each time was allowed to stay for 15 days and never calculated my exit date wrong and never overstayed. So ...
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Do Indian Citizens need a transit visa for Thailand? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen, I am traveling from Guanzhou (China) to Kolkata (India). I have transit at Bangkok airport, the first flight is by Spring airlines and the next is from Spice Jet. So I need to ...
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Should US dollars be kept and used instead of local currencies in Thailand/Malaysia

Is this a better idea to exchange or spend USD during a trip in Thailand/Malaysia rather then using the local currency? This also applies because sometimes the vendors ask if you want to be charged ...
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Is it impolite to ask for halal food when traveling to and in Thailand?

How do people generally react to questions like "Do you serve Halal food" "Is this food halal" "Anything I should know about the food since I eat Halal" I have recently planned a week-long vacation ...
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How many consecutive tourist visas can I get from the Thai embassy in Vientiane now?

How many consecutive tourist visas can I get from the Thai embassy in Vientiane now? I have a Swedish passport. I have two consecutive single entry visas to Thailand and I am in Chiang Mai at the ...
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Do I need a transit Visa in Bangkok? Travelling from Singapore to Lucknow and transit at Bangkok [duplicate]

I'm travelling from Singapore to Lucknow (India) with transit at Bangkok. Here are the flight details: Singapore - Bangkok : Thai Airways Bangkok - Lucknow : Thai Smile Do I need a transit visa at ...
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Route from Thailand to Ottawa

Is there any route that doesn’t need the transit visa to Canada Ottawa? I am Myanmar passport holder.
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What is the southernmost border crossing from Thailand to Myanmar that's open to foreigners?

There's a range of land border crossings between Thailand and Myanmar, but I'm having trouble finding solid info on them to choose which one to use. I'll be coming from Krabi, so I want the closest ...
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Is Korean won readily exchangeable at realistic rates in Bangkok?

As usual I found myself a little bit short of local currency in my current country a day before flying to my next country. ATM fees add up fast (especially in Thailand!) so I withdrew enough KRW to ...
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Is the last day of a thai visa included?

I have a plane ticket for thailand the 16th of September. (Landing will be on the 17th of September) if I have a tourist visa it should be 60 days, so I will be admitted until 16th of November. Can ...
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What is considered to be Phuket center?

Which part of Phuket, Thailand, is the city center? I read many reviews about attractions but it is not clear where is the right place for a vacation. Is it 1 or 2?

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