Malaysian travelers can use border pass to visit Thailand from May 5

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PADANG BESAR, May 5 — Travelers from Malaysia and Thailand can now use their border passes to enter the two countries starting today.

Perlis Border Relations and Cooperation Committee chairman Ruzaini Rais said the relaxation was given after Malaysia and Thailand reached an agreement to spur the economic recovery of both nations.

He said travelers or tourists who wanted to use the border pass needed to apply through the Thailand Pass web portal 24 hours prior to their departure.

“However, only residents in four states, namely Perlis, Kedah, North Perak, and Kelantan are allowed to use this border pass.”

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“Those who use the pass are also only allowed to enter Thailand for three days,” he said after visiting the Immigration, Customs and Quarantine Complex (ICQ), here today.

Commenting further, Ruzaini said travelers or tourists from Thailand who use the border pass were also allowed to travel back and forth into the country provided that they had been fully vaccinated.

He said the same standard operating procedures (SOP) imposed for the reopening of the country’s borders on April 1 also applied to travelers or tourists who used passports to enter Malaysia.

“They are also required to have travel insurance and undergo a health screening first,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ruzaini said 82 travelers had been recorded crossing the Malaysia-Thailand border using the Padang Besar ICQ border gate as of 10am today.

He said the number of travelers was expected to increase within a week.

On April 1, the Wang Kelian border gate was reopened to citizens of Malaysia and Thailand after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NMT as reported by Bernama

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