Huay Kon (Thailand-Laos) border closed to motorcycles

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Dice Travels, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Dice Travels

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    Hey all,

    Just got bounced at the Huay Kon border between Thailand and Laos. Apparently it has something to do with the China. However, my understanding at this point is that it's a Laotian enforcement that differs between provinces. So, I was told to try crossing directly into VT. A Thai office said it was possible on a bike bigger than 250cc. Trying this morning.... will let you know how it goes.

    at the Huay Kon border Thais were insanely helpful and well informed. They confirmed that I could get stamped out and get TEP, but also confirmed that Laos wouldn't let me in. So, they suggested I try another border.

    Safe riding!
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  2. gavo

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    Soo they mean if your bike is bigger than 250 there's less trouble? What was the bike you were on and where is it licensed?
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  3. Dice Travels

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    I think that's what it means, but I don't think that's anything official. I was on a Thai registered CB500X.

    I made the crossing at Nong Kai / VT no problem. Nervous all the way, as I was the only bike in the lineup. Also got overcharged for one of the fees, but nothing too crazy.

    Since it's my first time in, they only gave the bike two weeks, though I think I can go back in two weeks and get two more to run out the rest of my visa.
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