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** THAILAND ** New regulation as from 27th june 2016

[UPDATE 05.01.2017]

A tour guide is now mandatory in order to transit Thailand. We created a share folder in order gather all useful documentation. Feel free to give any feedback.

Read carefully both PDFs in the addendum folder!!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...Tg?usp=sharing

Keep an eye on following FB page we created for that purpose:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1024579897597702/

[END UPDATE]

[UPDATE 05.10.2016]

The regulation for overland travelers transiting Thailand may get tighter as from now on. A tour guide will be mandatory. I haven't got more infos at the moment.

Keep an eye on following FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1024579897597702/

[END OF UPDATE]

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That's really informative and hugely appreciated, you taking the time to speak to the relavent authorities.

We will be dealing with this situation later this year.

Again thankyou

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Thanks very much for youre effort, time and energy to do this and to share it here.

Many overlanders cross Thailand every year and its a pity that the thai authorities are getting very much stricter about foreign vehicles in their country. I wish they will loose up after a while and be more liberal when it comes to overlanders.

In the meantime - thanks again for your efforts. Much appriciated!
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A HUGE THANK YOU for your effort and willingness to share this info.

I will be heading in that direction within a couple of months and this helps me tremendously.

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Overlanders stop in south east thailand

Hi Nrgizr,

Hope you have a good trip and please let us know how you get on at the Thai border


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Your time and effort insourcing this information and being part of the process is greatly appreciated!

I do have one question for you: Do I require a Carnet de Passage for Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam or Loa?

Your guidance in this matter would greatly appriciated.
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Your time and effort insourcing this information and being part of the process is greatly appreciated!

I do have one question for you: Do I require a Carnet de Passage for Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam or Loa?

Your guidance in this matter would greatly appriciated.
For Thailand, Cambodia and Laos....NO, so please do not use as it starts to make things bad for others if you do
I can not say for Vietnam
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Thx Wayne for your feed back. I diffidently agree with your comment regarding the use of this document. However, yesterday I received from JamesCargo (Heathrow UK) whom I've been corresponding with, the following information from their Thai agent:

. We request Photo of bike, + ATA Carnet + Copy of Passport to verify with customs before arrival.
. Upon arrival, our customs broker will prepare importer entry and submit to customs.
. Upon cargo releasing, our customs broker and customer will meet the customs officer at airport and show original docs, then the bike can be released.

My plan now is to reach out to the agent and question their information source, as you can see by their response they have not included any information regarding the new regulations that took effect 27 June 2016.

From my research there seems to be allot of unknowns regarding the use of the Carnet in some countries who are unaware of their own regulations.

Martyn

FYI, agents contact details:

Worawat (Lee) Lertthanawongse
Manager, Thailand
INTERUNION (THAILAND) CO.,LTD.
23 Krung Thonburi Road,
Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San,
Bangkok 10600, Thailand.

TEL; +662-438-2860// 66 (AUTO)
FAX ; +662-438-2866
MOBILE; +6680-600-6298
EMAIL; worawat@inter-union.com
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Thx Wayne for your feed back. I diffidently agree with your comment regarding the use of this document. However, yesterday I received from JamesCargo (Heathrow UK) whom I've been corresponding with, the following information from their Thai agent:

. We request Photo of bike, + ATA Carnet + Copy of Passport to verify with customs before arrival.
. Upon arrival, our customs broker will prepare importer entry and submit to customs.
. Upon cargo releasing, our customs broker and customer will meet the customs officer at airport and show original docs, then the bike can be released.

My plan now is to reach out to the agent and question their information source, as you can see by their response they have not included any information regarding the new regulations that took effect 27 June 2016.

From my research there seems to be allot of unknowns regarding the use of the Carnet in some countries who are unaware of their own regulations.

Martyn

FYI, agents contact details:

Worawat (Lee) Lertthanawongse
Manager, Thailand
INTERUNION (THAILAND) CO.,LTD.
23 Krung Thonburi Road,
Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San,
Bangkok 10600, Thailand.

TEL; +662-438-2860// 66 (AUTO)
FAX ; +662-438-2866
MOBILE; +6680-600-6298
EMAIL; worawat@inter-union.com
Ummmm ok, it may have change recently but not heard of anyone using for Thailand, But it can be that the left hand doesn't know what the right is doing over here

Keep us all updated

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Many thanks for the info.

So you can travel in one border and out of another? As I read somewhere that the permit was only valid for the same province - must have been sorted now. So based on the above (as long as the application is made) overland travel through is still acceptable.
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No Carnet required for Thailand

Hi Wayne,

You were absolutely right in your first statement you do not require a Carnet for entering Thailand, that is for certain, I have spoken with the Carnet head office in Switzerland and they said that Thailand is not one of the countries that they cover.

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Hi Wayne,

You were absolutely right in your first statement you do not require a Carnet for entering Thailand, that is for certain, I have spoken with the Carnet head office in Switzerland and they said that Thailand is not one of the countries that they cover.

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Well - by the looks of the situation loosing $$$'s all over the region, looks like travels from the motherland and other countries to the land of smiles will be easier once again in the future but who really knows just yet....

Thailand Authorities mull easing tourist vehicle ban
The Transport Ministry is considering easing measures curbing the influx of foreign-registered tourist vehicles entering the North of Thailand, particularly from China, following a plunge in Chinese tourist...

Authorities mull easing tourist vehicle ban | Bangkok Post: news
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Its tightening up in Thailand. They will soon only allow overlanders to travel through the country with guides by their side. So costs will rise, freedom of travelling around on your own will be negatively affected etc. Similar to Myanmar and China.... what a pity.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1024579897597702/
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More requirements

It seems it's getting even harder to get a vehicle into Thailand: now it is required that you submit a verified translation of your registration certificate too - and despite Switzerland saying that Thailand doesn't recognise Carnets, Mrs Thip needs that too; this from her yesterday:
- car book and carnet (if you have)
- passport
- international driving licence
- moto picture front/side/back
- letter to DLT
- route for entry date and exit day and border
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