Jump to content

Hippies may not enter Thailand


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 91
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

many people here will tell it does not ,but it does. it is extremely important how you dress at immigration. you are disrespecting Thai people by dressing like a slob. You should dress like you a

Alien with hippy characteristics ..    No4 .. Silk pants .! Are they saying they want to see your undies with that one ..  The bit at the bottom about Alien must carry a minimum amount

This came up in another topic, and i was wondering if such a ministerial order was really issued. I was able to find it, from 39 years ago: http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2523/D/103/7

Posted Images

The Hippie trail to Bangkok was on a slow boat from Calcutta to Penang. Then overland. Was Penang that last chance , to get a haircut and buy some cheap clothes, and bathe, In order to facilitate entry?

 

Those days nobody had intricate piercings or massive tattooesa. Everybody wore sandles anyway.

 

Singlet or waistcoat (without inner wear?)

I thought singlet is British English for a

sleeveless t-shirt (wifebeater) ?

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Justgrazing said:

The bit at the bottom about Alien must carry a minimum amount of dosh .. Will Amex do as that's universally accepted .. 

That applies on entry, is definitely still in force, and must be in cash or travellers' checks in a freely convertible major currency.

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, jackdd said:

But i couldn't find if this was ever rescinded. Does anybody know if it ever was?

 If this is still valid and immigration police ever notices it there is a chance that it could cause problems for some backpackers who still like to dress like this today.

I doubt it was ever officially rescinded though it is obviously not routinely enforced today. It can affect the decisions of some immigration officials, I believe. Especially some of the older officials are deeply offended by those they view as attired in an "impolite" manner. They take it as an insult. If there are other reasons to give such individuals a problems, these officials will be happy to use them.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, jackdd said:

If this is still valid and immigration police ever notices it there is a chance that it could cause problems for some backpackers who still like to dress like this today.

Given they've started to enforce the rule on 24 hour reporting, nothing would be surprising. And the alarming resurgence of elephant pants being sold on every corner suggests anyone might be soon denied entry for being a hippie... 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...