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Ranking Airport Immigration by Strictness/Friendliness

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With all the recent reports of regular visitors to Thailand being rejected over the last few months, I think it would be useful to share info about which airports have immigration officers who regularly deny entry.

My impression:

 

Don Mueang: One of the worst.

Suvarnabhumi: Quite bad but better than DMG

Phuket: Quite bad. Maybe as bad as DMG

Chiang Mai: Quite good.  Few rejections

 

I'm interested in reports about Hat Yai and Pattaya.  Feel free to share your experiences.

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Indications are positive as far as Pattaya is concerned, but there is limited data.

There have been some negative reports about Krabi.

Would be interesting to know about Chiang Rai and Samui, as well as Hat Yai.

Surat Thani would almost never be used by posters here, as it only seems to have flights from China.

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"Chiang mai : few rejections"

 

Is that just random/shoot from the hip kind of assessment. How many rejections do you know of?

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22 hours ago, BritTim said:

Indications are positive as far as Pattaya is concerned, but there is limited data.

Presumably you're referring to U-Tapao Airport?

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5 hours ago, OJAS said:

Presumably you're referring to U-Tapao Airport?

U-Tapao being as small as it is, isn't really comparable to DM or "Swampy" - most, though not all of the flights in and out of UTP are national anyway so Immigration isn't an issue.

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Krabi is far from the most friendly, lots of checking and very few smiles.

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On 5/14/2019 at 11:08 AM, BritTim said:

Indications are positive as far as Pattaya is concerned, but there is limited data.

There have been some negative reports about Krabi.

Would be interesting to know about Chiang Rai and Samui, as well as Hat Yai.

Surat Thani would almost never be used by posters here, as it only seems to have flights from China.

They have a Pattaya International airport where you can enter Thailand from? 

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2 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

They have a Pattaya International airport where you can enter Thailand from? 

Did you not bother reading the comments about U-Tapao above?

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Suvarnabhumi for the 1st time ever asked a number of questions a few weeks ago when I arrived with a visa. 1st commented if it was a new passport which I said yes (old one expired). 2nd commented "tourist visa" and I said yes again. Then said wow you stay here very long based on based on the 60 days I put on the departure card. Then asked where I will fly to next and I told him. Then he finally stamped me in. Never ever been questioned before in the past or had any comments.

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3 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

They have a Pattaya International airport where you can enter Thailand from? 

It's between Pattaya and Rayong - called U-Tapo.  I recall one report w/ TR Visa and no problems - a year or so ago, and a one-off - so no way to know the "general" policy.

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6 minutes ago, bbi1 said:

They have a Pattaya International airport where you can enter Thailand from? 

Pattaya has an airport? why do I have to fly to Suvarnabhumi when I come from overseas

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