A slightly different take on this - can a Thai go to any of the bordering countries with ID card only, no passport? I think a Thai used to be able to go across the Mae Sai crossing into Myanmar with ID card only... but how about Cambodia, for example?
Can anyone update me on the current situation ... are Thais without a passport (just an ID card) allowed to stay for a few days in Cambodia?
Generally, no. Border passes aren't readily available to Thai citizens (unlike for travel to Laos).
Need a passport, but get 15 days visa free entry.
Непонятно, где правда. Последний пост за 2011. Может изменилось уже что...
Passport is needed. However, an ID card may be acceptable for short trips into no-man's land where the casinos are located (this would be before Cambodian immigration) provided the Thai citizen without a passport returns back to Thailand before the border closes (this is 8pm at Aranyaprathet, could be earlier elsewhere). I am not aware of ID cards being acceptable for anything other than short day excursions maybe 1km inside the country anywhere else. At least on the road between Poipet and Sisophon heading towards Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, there is a police checkpoint around 20km east of the border. Although in practice ID checks are not carried out, they could be. I wouldn't advise any Thai to attempt to travel this far inland without a passport though, no matter how far they think they can travel without one. Also, checking into any hotel is very difficult without a passport - I was able to use my Cambodian driver's license most of the time, but not always. Sometimes a passport (or at least a copy) was insisted upon.
Значит остается только Лаос и Мьянма? Противоречивая информация в сети, с учетом, что говорит сам таец. Хотя, возможно, он имеет в виду пограничную зону Камбоджи...