In 2016 I went to the Huai Kon International border-crossing in Nan province. By the Thai immigration I was informed that the Lao side is still closed for motorbikes (and bicycles). It seems that there is a problem with the Xaraboury Immigration office, so that means all border crossings in Xaraboury province (Laos) are closed to for motorbikes. That is not only Huai Kon (Nan province) but also Phu Dao (Uttaradit province) and Thali (Loei province). Hopefully this problem will be solved in the near future. But I would not hold my breath for it. For more information about Nan province have a look at Destination Travel Guide Nan. If you want to travel in Thailand and need information or any help then contact me via de mail-link under at this travel blog.
- January 2019 : Motorbikes are still not allowed to cross the border without a tour-package.
- November 2019 : The Lao immigration is not giving a Visa On Arrival anymore.
- August 2020 : Due to the Corona Crisis the border is totally closed (except for cargo transport).
- September 2021 : Due to the Corona Crisis the border is still closed (except for cargo transport).
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