3 border checkpoints in Nong Khai reopen after two years


After more than two years of being shut to prevent the spread of Covid-19, three border checkpoints in the province of Nong Khai were reopened on Sunday.

The first Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge in the province’s Muang district as well two other checkpoints at Nong Khai Pier and Nong Khai Train Station, reopened on Sunday.

According to Nong Khai governor Monsit Pisanthanawat, all three border checkpoints will now operate from 5 am until 9 pm every day. Travelers from Laos entering Nong Khai must present a vaccine certificate showing at least two doses and pass temperature screening.

Local public health officials are also placed at the checkpoints to monitor new arrivals for symptoms.

“The first day of reopening saw only a few visitors from Laos. However, we expect more visitors in the following weeks as the Covid-19 situation in Thailand gradually improves,” Monsit said.

Source: The Nation
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