Thailand-Laos Border questions


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May 15, 2017
somewhere on this planet earth
Honda CRF 250 Enduro
our next trip by 4x4-car (mazda cx-5 AWD/XDL) will start end of may 2019 - exit-border is chiangkhong to houay xai - does somebody know, if there still is some UTM-regulations (ATM = Automatic Teller Machine / UTM = Under thetable Machine
;-) - ??? - i remember last time some years ago we paid to thai-and laos about 800-1000 baht without bill...! is it still the same or did they change the "rules"? because we cross many other borders thai-laos or vv and never paid one baht, except the fees for the bridges! or overtime fees to laos (lunchtime/weekend/holidays etc.) - thanks for any infos!

ps: we hope to find some more offroad-tracks in northern laos...any tips welcome too!

another question - is the border
Thailand-Laos Border Ban Huak
จุดผ่านแดนถาวร ไทย-ลาว บ้านฮวก

now an official border we can cross into laos?


Jul 1, 2012
Chiang Rai
Honda CRM-AR 250, Honda CRF 250-L, Suzuki V Strom XT 650 Honda XR250 Baja BMW F650GS
Quick answers to your questions Ban Huak, Phu Sang is still not international and cannot enter or exit, Chiang Khong should not be a problem crossing in or out is no issue, no escort fee required now either way, just simply pay your visa fee if your entering and all good.
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