Cambodian and Vietnamese tourists crowded Sa Kaew border checkpoint in Aranyaprathet district on Friday, July 1 — the first day that Thailand lifted all restrictions on foreign arrivals.
Tourists wishing to enter Thailand don’t need to register via the Thailand Pass as of July 1 or secure Covid insurance with at least US$10,00 in coverage.
The restrictions were scrapped in a move to promote tourism and help boost the country’s economy.
“The 1,000-plus Cambodian arrivals include vendors who want to sell their goods at the Rong Kluea Market, as well as those who want to visit attractions in Sa Kaew. Most of the visitors hail from Poipet in Cambodia, who crossed over the Thai-Cambodia Friendship Bridge,” Sa Kaew’s Immigration Police chief Pol Colonel Rung Thongmon said on Friday.
“The police and customs office have deployed additional officials at the checkpoint to process documents. The flow has been smooth and fast because tourists do not have to queue up for their Thailand Pass registration to be verified.”
He added that apart from Cambodian tourists, many Vietnamese nationals also entered Thailand via Cambodia.
Source: The Nation
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