Savannakhet immigration officials ordered to end border crossing fees

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Is this the dodgy 50 baht fee you pay, then he makes you wait while he walks back to his box, then makes you go around the counting sensor & boom gate?
 

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No you have it confused with another dodgy crossing we made Pounce.
 

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This is good news, if enforced. In my experience Savannakhet is hardly the worst crossing. Smaller crossings like Phu Do charge whatever they like. Last time with a group of 4 people traveling by car, we got hit up for 700 Baht crossing at 11.30am. At the very minimum, I always expect to pay at least 300-400 at any Lao crossing, out of which 200 Baht (50,000 Kip) is for the green temporary import docs. Leaving is OK though - sometimes they charge 25,000 Kip (just over 100 Baht) but usually nothing at all.
 

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I don't use this crossing anymore. Last time I had to pay private pick up driver 500 baht(he started at 1000 baht)to take me across the bridge.

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I don't use this crossing anymore. Last time I had to pay private pick up driver 500 baht(he started at 1000 baht)to take me across the bridge. Not allowed to put cycle in the bus.

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