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Thailand suspends arrival, departure card requirement at all land borders with Malaysia
Published on: Friday, April 12, 2024
By: Crystal E Hermenegildus
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Thailand suspends arrival, departure card requirement at all land borders with Malaysia
Thailand made it easier for visitors to enter the country from Malaysia. - Filepic by AFP
KOTA KINABALU: Thailand has just made entering the country from Malaysia much easier by temporarily suspending the requirement for arrival and departure cards at all land border checkpoints. 

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, on his official X (formerly Twitter) account, said the Thai Cabinet has agreed to suspend the arrival and departure card requirement for six months from April 15-Oct 15. 

Srettha said the requirement for foreign tourists arriving in Thailand via land or sea at 12 checkpoints, including all Malaysia-Thailand land borders, would be suspended. 

He further said that the requirement was previously suspended at the Sadao Checkpoint in Songkhla, which borders Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah, and did not impact national security. Instead, it led to more tourists coming to Thailand.

Srettha said they would assess the impact after this new six-month suspension of arrival and departure cards at all Malaysia-Thailand land borders and may make it permanent.

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