Jump to content

Status of land-border visa/shopping trips into Thailand

Recommended Posts

How does Thailand treat those who live in neighbouring countries, and want to make short trips to Thailand?


I've been working in Myanmar for a few years and I'm considering staying in the country and living in the southern town of Kawthaung, opposite the Thai town of Ranong.


I do not need to make visa runs (I have a one year visa in Myanmar).  But I would certainly like to make regular trips to Ranong to visit Tesco-Lotus etc!


Right now, I have about 2 years remaining on my Thai Elite visa.  So I can currently come and go as I wish to/from Ranong.


But what's the situation after that?  Will I be limited as to how many day trips I make into Thailand?

Link to post
Share on other sites

At this time you would be limited to 2 visa exempt entries per calendar year at a land border crossing. They make no special allowance for day trips to go shopping.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Ubonjoe, presumably you mean that rule would apply once my Thai Elite visa expires?  I think I can come/go as many times as I like using the TE visa.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Without a visa you’re limited to two entries per calendar year (Jan-Dec). No doubt it will be different in two years time.


There is no set limit if using a Tourist Visa.

Link to post
Share on other sites

What I wrote is for visa exempt entries not using a visa for entry.

Using your PE visa you could do it as many times as you want to up to the date it expires. Then after getting that last one year entry you could get a multiple re-entry permit to keep it valid for your trips.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...