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

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Only Given Name in Passport, How to apply Thai Pass without surname?

I want to apply for ThaiPass for one my client, he doesn't have any surname in his passport, just given name is there. how to process without surname?
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Are land borders between Thailand and Cambodia still closed? (April 2022)

I am looking to travel to Thailand but cross over to Cambodia once my tourist visa expires (30 days). I am wondering if I will need to fly to Cambodia or if I can take a bus from Bangkok. The UK Gov ...
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Can I return to Thailand to use the airport

I'm looking to travel around southeast Asia at some point, and flights to and from Thailand from home are the cheapest. Am I allowed to fly into Thailand, spend 30 days there as a visa-exempt UK ...
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Receiving visa after entering Thailand

as some of you may know, the process to get a visa for Thailand is quite complicated right now. I had to buy my flight tickets before hand but then I wasted some time because their website is not ...
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45 days visa-free entry to Phuket, Thailand

Fliege in 2 wochen für 42 Tage über Sandbox nach Phuket.45 Tage exemption ist zurück gesetzt auf 30 Tage.Mir fehlen 12 Tage .Für ein Visum ist die Zeit zu knapp.Ich kann vor Ort eine ...
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How to enter Thailand during COVID-19?

I have read somewhere that I must quarantine, but I also read something about quarantine. Can anyone explain exactly how I am supposed to enter Thailand during this situation?
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How to interpret the end date for Thailand's tourist visa exemption's temporary extension to 45 days?

Under Thailand's Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme, the ordinary passport holders of many countries are currently permitted to enter the Kingdom (by air) without a visa for a maximum of 45 days stay, ...
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How much is the insurance contribution of inbound travel insurance for Thailand [closed]

This is related to the new STV granted from Thailand and required for this Visa (see red link on page). Every report with experience by that is much appreciated.
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What are the risks associated with swimming in the Mekong River?

I read (mirror) that people sometimes swim between Laos and Thailand across the Mekong River. Aside from immigration matters and possible strong streams, what are the risks (e.g., hostile piscifauna) ...
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What happens if a French citizen goes to Poipet's strip of casinos and hotels between the Cambodian and Thai passport control counters? [duplicate]

Given that both Cambodia and Thailand have suspended visa exemptions, visas on arrival and e-visas due to COVID-19, I wonder what happens if a French citizen goes to Poipet's strip of casinos and ...
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Where to rent a motorcycle in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat)?

I reside in Bangkok and I think to take a train to nearby Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), just to spend there a day or two and travel in the city, get impressed from its urban planning, real estate, sites ...
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Do Thai 'state quarantine' facilities (SQ) provide wifi?

In Thailand, the government mandates a 14 day quarantine of all foreign travellers wanting to enter the country. They offer state quarantine (SQ) and alternative state quarantine (ASQ). The latter is ...
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Transit at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (COVID19)

Are there any restrictions for transit on Bangkok Suvarnabhumi? In my case, I am an Austrian citizen traveling from Vienna to Jakarta and will have transit on BKK. Is there a website providing ...
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Where can I get custom-fitted earplugs in Bangkok?

I use custom-fitted earplugs sometimes when in transportation, e.g. airplane or sleeper train. Where can I get custom-fitted earplugs in Bangkok? Note to close voters: the question is not about "...
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What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate ("attestation de remise") when getting a new French passport?

I got a new French passport as the French Embassy in Bangkok. What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate ("attestation de remise") when getting a new French passport?
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How to go from Bangkok to Koh Samui without flight?

How could I get from Bangkok to Koh Samui without flying? Where should I take a vehicle from (Ekkamai?, Saitaimai?, Mochit?)? Which vehicle company has the largest safest vans/busses with largest ...
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How to know which East Asian country accepts tourists who resided in Thailand since the Covid-19 pandemic started?

I hold Israeli citizenship and passport and I am currently residing in Bangkok for nearly two years already - I haven't visited Israel since I came here. I don't hold Israeli residency status (i.e I ...
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If a taxi driver in Thailand stops the meter (the amount is still visible on the meter screen), can they resume it?

I had a case where I took a metered taxi in Bangkok with another passenger: when we stopped at the other passenger's destination to drop them, the taxi driver didn't understand that I would stay in ...
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Is the exception for the Thai visa amnesty deadline in the case of an outbreak situation in Thailand or in one's permanent residence country?

I read on the Thai Immigration Bureau website (mirror 1, mirror 2) that the visa amnesty/grace period is extended from July 31, 2020 to September 26, 2020: I'm confused regarding 1.2: is the ...
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Where can I find a map of all the canal boat routes in Bangkok?

I read on https://www.hotels.com/go/thailand/bangkok-river-boats-ferries#Canal_boats (mirror): These large, loud, spluttering canal boats can be found chugging up and down Bangkok's many canals. The ...
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How can I find out which places are most often frequented in a given area, preferably with a way to categorize places (e.g., restaurant or market)?

How can I find out which places are most often frequented in a given area, preferably with a way to categorize places (e.g., restaurant or market)? If country-specific, I'm looking for Thailand. I ...
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How can I report taxi drivers who refuse to use the meter at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) to the Thai airport authorities?

I read on https://www.bangkokairportonline.com/bangkok-airport-public-taxi-service/ (mirror): Bangkok Airport Public Taxi Service: Public taxi stand is located on Level 1 (Ground Level). Contact ...
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How can I provide a proof of domicile readable in French to renew French passport as a US permanent resident, US domiciled, and currently in Thailand?

I am a French citizen, permanent resident in the United States and currently in Thailand, where I'd like to renew my passport because some airlines require it to be in pristine condition. I read on ...
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How can I convert an address in Thailand from English to Thai?

How can I convert an address in Thailand from English to Thai? Motivations: give taxi drivers in Thailand the address in Thai send letters to an address in Thailand E.g from: 25 Condo SPN Place, ...
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Is there any drugstore that is open 24 hours in Bangkok?

Is there any drugstore that is open 24 hours in Bangkok? I thought there would be plenty but I haven't been able yet to found any. Searching for drugstores open 24 hours in Bangkok in Google Maps, I ...
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Are Thai citizens returning to Thailand tested for COVID-19 prior to taking the flight?

I read on https://mobile.twitter.com/RichardBarrow/status/1275651072795783168 (mirror) that quite a few Thai citizens returning to Thailand over the past two months have tested positive for COVID-19 ...
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Which Thai provinces don't allow inter-provincial travel?

I read on https://mobile.twitter.com/RichardBarrow/status/1273991585147965440 (mirror): Inter-provincial travel is now allowed to most provinces Which Thai provinces don't allow inter-provincial ...
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How can I find the fastest path between two locations combining public transportation with taxi/rideshare app in Bangkok, Thailand?

How can I find the fastest path between two locations combining public transportation with taxi/rideshare app in Bangkok, Thailand? I have tried so far: https://citymapper.com/news/1240/combining-...
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Why is it unlikely one needs to use the tollways when riding a taxi after midnight, early hours of the morning or a weekend in Bangkok?

From https://itsbetterinthailand.com/how-to-use-local-taxis-in-bangkok-without-getting-ripped-off-or-lost/ (mirror 1, mirror 2): If it’s after midnight, early hours of the morning or a weekend, it’...
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Taxi in Bangkok booked via ride-share apps, the price is predetermined, why do they run the meter?

Why do taxi drivers booked via ride-share applications (e.g. Grab) start the meter at the beginning of the ride, even though the price is predetermined via the ride-share application in Bangkok, ...
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Are taxi drivers in Bangkok expected to round up the taxi fare to the nearest multiple of 10 THB?

For example, if the taxi fare is 53 THB and I give 60 THB (for lack of coins), the taxi drivers typically will not give any change back. I wonder whether this is because I don't look Thai or because ...
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When flying domestically in Thailand, which (origin airport, destination airport) results in a quarantine?

When flying domestically within Thailand, which (origin airport, destination airport) results in a quarantine, and if so what's the quarantine conditions? I'm mostly interested in origin airport = ...
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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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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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