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lao visa urgent question

London, United...
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lao visa urgent question

Ive booked with a tourist agency to go from Chiang rai to Chiang Kong, then immediately go through immigration, immediately get a boat across the border and immediately get a bus to luang prabang.

I've now read I'll need US dollars. I have none on me at the moment and its 20.17 in Thailand so banks are closed. I'm leaving at 6am tomorrow too so no time to get us dollars. I'm worried that at the border there will be no time to find a bank and take US dollars out as it'll all be very quick. I don't want to miss the bus on the other side. What can I do?

lewes uk
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1. Re: lao visa urgent question

Hi,

Pay in Baht, you'll pay more but they will accept them.

Cheers

Vientiane
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2. Re: lao visa urgent question

You will need to pay in Baht or pounds sterling. Yes, you will get a foul exchange rate, but this is the price you have to pay for not doing your homework.

Bellaria-Igea...
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3. Re: lao visa urgent question

They only accept US$ or Thai baht. Better to pay in US$. According to your nationality You pay between $30 and $50. Take only US$ notes of $10 and $5 with You! They always have "problems" to change You $50 notes or higher.

Vientiane
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4. Re: lao visa urgent question

This post above is not correct. Pounds sterling are accepted as are Euro.

Bangkok, Thailand
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5. Re: lao visa urgent question

The OP has already completed the proposed travel so any advice for the OP is irrelevant.

Vientiane
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6. Re: lao visa urgent question

Does this preclude anyone offering advice for others who might read this?

Bangkok, Thailand
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7. Re: lao visa urgent question

Rufuscat - not too sure anyone else will be in the same predicament as the OP ...but I'm sure you know best!

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