No more bringing bikes/cars into Thailand

Discussion in 'Asia' started by Catracho, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. Catracho

    Catracho Adventurer

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    This may hinder travel plans Hope riders see this before arriving at the border



    Foreign tourists face strict curbs on driving into thailand:

    Foreign tourists will be banned from driving motorcycles and motor homes into Thailand as part of measures to control an influx of foreign vehicles onto Thai roads, particularly in the North. The vehicles...

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  2. L0nerider

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    I read it as it is aimed more at stopping the Chinese coming over, not necessarily overlanders. Try coming in from Laos. I am sure someone will try it. Time will tell
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  3. evisser03

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    I came in from Loas, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Malaysia on a USA registered bike all in the past few months with no problems. Malaysia was just 3 days ago.


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  4. gavo

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    I also did this between November 2015 and Feb 2016 the most recent 4 weeks ago, Australia licensed bike no problems just paperwork
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  5. Catracho

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    This article was the in the newspaper March 16th. I understand we've all previously brought vehicles into Thailand.
    As of now, the law which (may or may not be enforced) states:

    The Land Transport Department will ban foreign tourists driving motorbikes and motor homes into the country as it seeks to enforce order, the Bangkok Post reported.

    Tourists wanting to drive cars into Thailand will have to apply for permission through Thai tourism operators at least 10 days in advance of their trips.

    Looks like vehicles from Laos, Malaysia and Singapore are excluded.
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  6. yokesman

    yokesman Long timer

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    Currently in Thai, second visit in as many months, news media shouldnot be considered accurate regarding normal business n life, no different than at home. The only really stopper is the 30 day vechiclecustoms document so have to another run by train to the malay bordertocontinue our last month in thai
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  7. fredfuchs

    fredfuchs n00b

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    Hope to hell this isn't true if you're just transiting the country
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  8. tigersyndicate

    tigersyndicate Been here awhile

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    I've plan January 2017 will ride in Thailand with my Indonesian registered plate, hope all will be easy, as long as I'm using Malaysian bike.
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  9. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Have a read over at RideAsia forum as they are keeping track on developments about incoming motor vehicles (Thailand) = http://www.rideasia.net
    Hopefully, somehow the situation will stabilise in the next few weeks and legal ways will be found like going through a Thailand based and fully licensed inbound / outbound travel agency.
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  10. nikhuzlan

    nikhuzlan Been here awhile

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    Over the past few months and as recent as yesterday my friends have been going in and out of Thailand at Malaysia border crossings with no problems at all.

    In November I drove my Pick-Up carrying two bikes on the flatbed with no problems. We drove past bangkok to the Lao border and unloaded the bikes and rode into and out of Laos with no problems. Exit on return to Malaysia with no problems at all.
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  11. gavo

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    You can't believe everything you read in the papers, rules are not always enforced and if they are not always the same at different crossings
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  12. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    RideAsia forum as they are keeping track on developments about the in and outbound motor vehicles restrictions in Thailand = http://www.rideasia.net

    Solid info and updates...
    http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-forum/showthread.php?t=79&p=59815#post59815
    http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-...-temp-import-foreign-reg-bike-chiang-mai.html

    Department of Land Transport’s Notification on Temporary Use of Foreign-registered Vehicle entering the Kingdom of Thailand
    http://tta.customs.go.th/Announce/Summary.pdf

    Condition for Temporary Use of Foreign-registered Road Vehicle within the Kingdom of Thailand
    http://tta.customs.go.th/Announce/Condition.pdf
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  13. 1km

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  14. M1Tanker

    M1Tanker Been here awhile

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    It appears that the focus of this thread is temporary importation of motorcycles into Thailand.

    With that said, I just recently imported my motorcycle permanently into Thailand.
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  15. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Well - by the looks of the situation, seems likely travels from the motherland and other countries to the land of smiles will be easier once again in the future but who really knows just yet....

    Thailand Authorities mull easing tourist vehicle ban
    The Transport Ministry is considering easing measures curbing the influx of foreign-registered tourist vehicles entering the North of Thailand, particularly from China, following a plunge in Chinese tourist...

    http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1092477/authorities-mull-easing-tourist-vehicle-ban
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  16. yokesman

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    entering Thailand at the southwest border is easy and quick, ask for the 30day import on your bike just that easy. 3 man operation , beautiful ride towards Trang where you can go west to Phuket or east toward the Thai gulf. cheap Malay gas just inside the border.
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  17. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Lawrence Michel "Hello everyone. I got some serious bad, unofficial, news about an ongoing regulation change for overland travelling in Thailand, which might take effect in two weeks. DLT may require all overland travellers to book a tour and follow a car, which is the same as is Myanmar, China and Vietnam. If that is true, it may be the beginning of the end... The agency who informed me told that, for those who are aiming to Thailand but not yet started their permit process, it may be better to apply before the new regulation is published, as they can benefit of the old regulation..."

    Seems the situation changes every week, hopefully more updates coming in the near future = https://www.facebook.com/groups/1024579897597702/ and as usual Ride Asia Forum based out of Chiang Mai (Thailand) = http://www.rideasia.net/motorcycle-forum/threads/92-Temp-Importing-a-Foriegn-Reg-Mbike-into-Thailand
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