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  Fly to neighboring Countries

The plane is the most convenient and fast connection between Thailand and the neighboring countries, i.e. Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar. From Thailand's international airports, you can reach easily and comfortably the nations bordering or close to Thailand with direct flights operated by national airlines or other low-cost carriers such as Air Asia, Tigerair, Silk Air, Firefly and Jetstar. The most popular destinations are: Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Yangon in Myanmar, Vientiane in Laos and Singapore. Below you can view all the available routes reaching the neighboring countries from the Thai international airports.

International AirportLines available
Suvarnabhumi Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon, Vientiane
Don MueangKuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Yangon
PhuketKuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore
Chiang MaiYangon, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
SamuiKuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore
KrabiKuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore
Hat YaiKuala Lumpur, Singapore
Surat ThaniKuala Lumpur
U-TapaoSiem Reap

 Note : For any further information on Thai airports, location or how to reach them, please see our web page: Thailand Airport

 Useful Information


Malaysia: most foreign nationals not require a Visa to enter Malaysia, for stays of less than 3 months. The tourist who travels to Malaysia must be provided with a passport, or a valid travel document, with a minimum remaining validity of six months beyond the period of intended stay.

Cambodia: for entry in Cambodia most of foreign nationals require a Visa. Citizens holders passports of Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia not require a Visa for Cambodia, for up to 30 days stay, Thai citizens for up to 15 days, Filipinos 21 days. Visa can be obtained at any Cambodia's Embassies, presenting the passport, with valid for at least six months, a photocopy of your passport and two passport photos; the cost is 30 US $, plus 7 US $ of commission, for 30 days stay. Visa on Arrival, V.O.A., can be obtained, with the usual validity of stay, even at airport customs of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap or in most of Cambodia's land borders.

Laos: the Visa for Laos is required for most of foreign nationals. Visa-free travel is permitted for passport holders from Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Mongolia, for up to 30 days stay. Citizens coming from Switzerland, Luxembourg, Russia, South Korea, Japain, Brunei and Myanmar receive a Visa-free for up to 15 days stay. Visa can be obtained at any Laotian Embassies or Consulates, presenting the passport, with valid for at least six months, a photocopy of your passport and two passport photos; the cost is from 30 US $ to 35 US $ , depending on the nationality of the tourist, for 30 days stay. Visa on Arrival, V.O.A., can be obtained with the usual validity even in airport's borders in Vientiane, Luang Prabang or Prakxe. At all overland's borders between Laos and Thailand, Vietnam or Cambodia, you can obtain the Visa on Arrival, but only for 14 days stay, renewable by the Department of Immigration of Lao PDR.

Myanmar: most foreign nationals require a Visa to enter Myanmar. Visa-free travel is permitted for Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Brunei and Laos passport holders, for up to 14 days stay. Visa can be obtained at any Myanmar's Embassies, presenting the passport with valid for at least six months, a photocopy of your passport and two passport photos, the cost is around 30 US $. Visa is valid for 28 days stay, which can be extended by a further 14 days at a cost of US $ 3 per day, plus a one-off US $ 3 administration fee. The Visa can also be requested online, E-Visa, with the cost of 50 US $ at Web site of the Department of Immigration Burmese: www.evisa.moip.gov.mm E-visa is not valid for overland travel to Myanmar, although it is expected that soon Government extend the validity to the four land borders between Thailand.

Vietnam: the Visa for Vietnam is required for most of foreign nationals. At this time, and until 30/06/2016, Vietnam allows citizens of 23 countries to enter Vietnam without a Visa for a stay not exceeding 15 days, with a single entry, and only on arrival at International Airports of Vietnam. The Visa waiver is valid for most European Nations, Russia and for member countries of ASEAN, i.e. Japain, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore. It was also proposed to extend the Visa exemption period to 30 days of stay, for all countries if they are guaranteed by a travel agency, the situation is developing. Visa is required for overland crossing and for foreign nationals are not exempt. The Visa for a 30 days stay can be obtained from the any Embassies or Consulates of Vietnam, presenting the passport with valid for at least six months, a photocopy of the passport, the application form in duplicate and two passport photos, the cost is US $ 45 . After entering the country, you can possibly ask for Visa extension. Visa on Arrival, V.O.A., can be obtained with the usual validity even at International airports in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Nha Trang, the tourists must be in possession of a letter of approval from the Immigration Department of Vietnam. The application must be previously requested via a tour operator.

Singapore: most foreign nationals not require a Visa to enter Singapore, for stays of less than 3 months. The tourist who travels to Singapore must be provided with a passport, or a valid travel document, with a minimum remaining validity of six months beyond the period of intended stay.

China: the Visa for China is required for most of foreign nationals. Citizens holding passports issued by Singapore, Brunei, Japan are not required to obtain a visa to travel to China, for up to 15 days stay, citizens from Seychelles, Mauritius, Bahamas and Grenada for up to 30 days, citizens San Marino for up to 90 days. Visa can be obtained from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate, presenting the passport with valid for at least six months, a photocopy of your passport and two passport photos; the cost is from 30 to 140 US $, depending on the nationality of the tourist, for 30 days of stay.


Malaysia: recognizes valid the International Driving Permit, IDP, to drive owned or rented vehicles. International license is accepted in accordance with the Vienna Convention of 1968 and Geneva Convention of 1949. In Malaysia you can rent cars on the site or import temporarily a owned vehicle, or hired, with the Carnet de Passage, issued by customs at land borders. Driving rules: the driving direction is to the left, overtaking on the right.

Cambodia: does not recognize valid the International Driving Permit. International licence can be converted into a temporary Cambodian License, which is issued only by the competent authorities at a cost of about 25 US $. In Cambodia, you can rent the cars only if conducted by a local driver. Driving rules: the driving direction is to the right, overtake on the left.

Laos: recognizes valid the International Driving Permit. International license is accepted in accordance with the Vienna Convention of 1968 and Geneva Convention of 1949. In Laos you can rent cars on site or import temporarily a owned vehicle, or hired, with the Carnet de Passage, issued by customs at land borders. Driving rules: the driving direction is to the right, overtake on the left.

Myanmar: does not recognize valid the International Driving Permit. International licence can be converted into a temporary Burmense License. The application must be submitted exclusively to the local police in Yangon, attaching to application the International license and a photocopy of the passport with the Visa. Unfortunately the timing of issue for a license Burmese are very long, usually they outweigh the days of stay granted by a Tourist Visa. In Myanmar you can rent the cars only if conducted by a local driver, and you can not import owned or rented vehicles Driving rules: the driving direction is to the right, overtake on the left.

Vietnam: recognizes valid the International Driving Permit from August 2015. International license is accepted in accordance with the Vienna Convention 1968. The International license can be converted into a local license only with permission of residence at least three months, and submit the application at the office of the local Police. In Vietnam you can rent cars on site, but you cannot import your own vehicle, or rented. Driving rules: the driving direction is to the right, overtake on the left.

Singapore: recognizes valid the International Driving Permit. International license is accepted in accordance with the Vienna Convention of 1968 and Geneva Convention of 1949. In Singapore you can rent car on site or import temporarily a owned vehicle, or hired, with the Carnet de Passage, issued by customs at land borders. Driving rules: the driving direction is to the left, overtaking on the right.

China: does not recognize valid the International Driving Permit, except for those issued in Hong Kong and Macao. International license can be converted into a temporary Chinese License, valid for 3 months, with the application to the office of the local police include in its request the International Driving Permit, the invitation letter, two passport photos and the completed form. In China for rent cars you need the registration certificate, a valid letter of authorization of the lessee, lease agreement, certificate of insurance. The temporary importation of a vehicle in China is permitted for a maximum period of three months. The importer must be provided with a letter of invitation and must obtain the license plates and registration certificate temporary regional office of Security Vehicle Management Office. Driving rules: the driving direction is to the right, overtake on the left; in Hong Kong the direction is to the left, overtaking on the right.


Currency and Exchange

CountryCurrencyISO 4217SymbolExchange rate for 1 US$Exchange rate for 1 €
MalaysiaRinggitMYRMR4,38 Ranggit4,9 Ranggit
CambodiaRielKHR4,000 Riel4,500 Riel
LaosKiepLAK8,000 Kiep9,000 Kiep
MyanmarKyatKHRK1,267 Kyat1,420 Kyat
VietnamDongVND22,000 Dong25,000 Dong
SingaporeDollarSGDS$1,42 Dollar1,59 Dollar
ChinaYuanCNY¥6,36 Yuan7,1 Yuan

Credit cards

Malaysia: are accepted all major credit cards, VISA, MasterCard, Diners, Citibank, American Express. The withdrawals at ATMs are available anywhere.

Cambodia: are accepted, in a limited way, the best credit cards, VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express. US dollars are accepted everywhere, favorite more to the local currency, Baht are accepted in the border areas with Thailand. The ATMs are available in larger cities, and in areas of tourist interest, as Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, where ATM machines usually emit only US dollars.

Laos: all major credit cards are accepted, VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express, but only in large hotels. US dollars and Euro are accepted, Baht are accepted in the border areas with Thailand. The withdrawals at ATMs are available in limited way, in the larger cities, and in areas of tourist interest.

Myanmar: credit cards are accepted in a limited way, and only in tourist areas. Right now you may be using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro / Cirrus, China’s Union Pay and Japan’s JCB. US dollars, Euro and Japanese Yen are the foreign currencies more easily convertible into Kyat. You can withdraw Kyat in cash at Banks, with the credit cards accepted. The withdrawal at ATMs is available in limited way, about 600 Atms in all Myanmar, in major tourist areas, as Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, Bagan and Inle Lake.

Vietnam: are accepted all major credit cards, VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express; are well accepted US dollars and Euro. The withdrawals at ATMs are available in tourist areas.

Singapore: are accepted all major credit cards, VISA, MasterCard, Diners, Citibank, American Express. The withdrawals at ATMs are available anywhere.

China: are accepted all major credit cards, VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express. The withdrawals at ATMs are available everywhere.


Throughout geographical area of South East Asia is not required any kind of vaccination. It must have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever only for travelers, who have more than one year of age coming from infected areas, as some countries in Africa and Latin America or which have passed in these areas in the last 6 months.

Malaysia: in entry visitors must declare the amount of foreign currency in his possession, whether in cash or in travelers checks, if it exceeds the equivalent of 10,000 Ringgit, equivalent to about US $ 2,400. The customs authorities may proceed to the seizure of audio and video DVDs or books and magazines deemed political, religious or pornographic if it can be applied also a substantial financial penalty.

Myanmar: in entry and exit from the country every foreigner must declare the currency amount if it exceeds the value of US $ 2,000. The purchase of precious stones, jewels and valuables must be carried out in authorized stores, general government, which are required to rilasciarne receipt required for export.

Vietnam: sums of cash in excess of 7000 US$ must be declared. The customs authorities may proceed to the seizure of audio and video DVDs or books and magazines deemed political, religious or pornographic if it can be applied also a substantial financial penalty. Vietnamese law places restrictions on export of antiquities and items purchased can be seized upon departure. For those types of products necessary to ask for a specific authorization to the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture.

 

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