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Myanmar borders re-opened?

The text regarding land borders being closed to foreigners is now gone from this page.
Could the SE Asia overland route finally be a thing again?
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They've added THREE airports:

  1. Yangon International Airport
  2. Mandalay International Airport
  3. Nay Pyi Taw International Airport

and TWO land borders:
  1. Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint
  2. Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint
Myawaddy goes to Thailand, and Kawthaung goes to Malaysia via ferry. So, nothing from the west, so no through route yet - but it's a start!
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Note pt 8:

Currently, passengers with eVisa are only permitted to enter via following ports:

1. Yangon International Airport
2. Mandalay International Airport
3. Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
4. Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint
5. Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint

The two land borders mentioned here are both between Myanmar and Thailand. (And #5 is actually a seacrossing from the thai town of Ranong)
Which means there are no land borders open for foreigners between India and Myanmar. Which again means no overland travels are possible for the moment.

We can only hope that India - Myanmar land borders opens up soon too so that overlanding through SE-Asia will be possible. In the meantime I wouldnt hold my breath….
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So does this allow a side trip into Myanmar while exploring Thailand

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Note pt 8:

Currently, passengers with eVisa are only permitted to enter via following ports:

1. Yangon International Airport
2. Mandalay International Airport
3. Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
4. Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint
5. Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint

The two land borders mentioned here are both between Myanmar and Thailand. (And #5 is actually a seacrossing from the thai town of Ranong)
Which means there are no land borders open for foreigners between India and Myanmar. Which again means no overland travels are possible for the moment.

We can only hope that India - Myanmar land borders opens up soon too so that overlanding through SE-Asia will be possible. In the meantime I wouldnt hold my breath….
So, if one had the appropriate visas/carnet etc etc and was spending a few months in Thailand would it be viable to do an overland side trip either from

4. Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint

to

5. Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint

or vice versa?

You mentioned that Kawthaung is actually a sea-crossing between Myanmar and Thailand. Does it have a RORO vehicle ferry that would accomodate a BMW R 1250 GSA?

Thanks.
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So, if one had the appropriate visas/carnet etc etc and was spending a few months in Thailand would it be viable to do an overland side trip either from

4. Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint

to

5. Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint

or vice versa?

You mentioned that Kawthaung is actually a sea-crossing between Myanmar and Thailand. Does it have a RORO vehicle ferry that would accomodate a BMW R 1250 GSA?

Thanks.
That you will have to ask a Myanmar travel agency about. However I really doubt it and my guess is that should it be possible it will be quite costly as guides and permits are mandatory.

There are afaik only socalled longtail boats that are taking travellers between Ranong and Kawthaung, like this: https://youtu.be/C-qLXzQn5F8

If its possible to get a GSA into and out from one of those longtail boats I will not comment upon….
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If its possible to get a GSA into and out from one of those longtail boats I will not comment upon….
Definitely not a self-insured 2023 model GSA
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