Can I exit from Myanmar to Thailand by land?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 19, 2012 6:41 PM Last Post By: rivaltribal
Nov 18, 2012 11:41 PM
Nov 19, 2012 2:10 AM
Nov 19, 2012 5:49 AM
2Yes, but things are changing so quickly in Myanmar that searching for old posts is useless.
We want new, up-to-date information!
Nov 19, 2012 12:57 PM
Nov 19, 2012 1:36 PM
4In answer to the OP, basically:
No, if your on a budget.
Yes, if you want to pay through the nose and probably wait days for the privilege.
Air Bagan purport to do flights from Yangon to Chiang Rai, costs about US$170.
Nov 19, 2012 3:45 PM
5I spent some time searching, I found tools4fools website which provides updated info on myanmar borders:
Seems that you have to apply in yangon then it will take 2 weeks to process.
Thanks #4 for posting the Air Bagan idea, it seems they do have this flight but I wonder how we book it. Anyway.
I'll just stick to flying to Chiang mai via BKK using AirAsia, seems by far the cheapest way.
Nov 19, 2012 5:13 PM
6You're welcome Battambang (great name, great place)
I would imagine a Yangon Travel Agent would be able to assist.
Nov 19, 2012 6:41 PM
7IF it is currently possible to exit Myanmar via Taichileik into Mae Sai you would need at least the MTT permit which is around $50 US, plus likely another $15 for a compulsory guide to escort you from the Taichileik airport to the border crossing...same if you fly into Kengtung....either way you have to fly to one of those towns from Mandalay/Heho/Yangon anyway....you can't get there by land...the MTT permit takes up to 2 weeks to obtain.
In Jan 2011 I enquired about this at Yangon MTT office and was told the above, then again in Feb 2012 was told similar, but that it would require a special request/permission from higher level of govt....will be trying again in early Feb 2013...maybe someone else can try sooner and let us all know..??
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