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COVID-19 - Thai and Malaysian officials to block Thais from returning home

 

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NARATHIWAT (NNT) - The emergency operations center, in the border district of Su-Ngai Kolok in Narathiwat Province, is working with the Immigration Department Of Malaysia to block Thai workers from crossing the border in either direction, as both countries are scrambling to contain the spread of COVID-19.

 

At the time of this report, Malaysia has 1,624 confirmed cases with 16 deaths.

 

Previously, the Thai embassy in Malaysia issued an order mandating that Thai laborers wishing to return home obtain a medical certificate, clearing them of COVID-19, and a letter from the embassy authorizing their trip home, before flying back to Thailand.

 

The Narathiwat Provincial Administration last week imposed a travel restriction, preventing people, transport and cargo from passing through all temporary or permanent Thai-Malaysian border checkpoints.

 

To further strengthen the preventive measures against the disease, the provincial government asked the Immigration Department Of Malaysia not to allow Thais to travel to Thailand until the epidemic situation improves.

 

Initially, the Malaysian authorities agreed to the request and will also waive fines for Thais who have to remain in the country beyond their visa expiry. All Thai nationals can contact the Thai embassy for assistance.

 

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-- © Copyright NNT 2020-03-25

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Good to see that Malaysia is waiving fines for foreigners stuck there beyond their expired visas or entries to stay.. But good Thailand is still charging foreigners 500bht every day on overstay with a long handled threat of long bans when they can eventually get home.. TIT.. 

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2 hours ago, owenm said:

Good to see that Malaysia is waiving fines for foreigners stuck there beyond their expired visas or entries to stay.. But good Thailand is still charging foreigners 500bht every day on overstay with a long handled threat of long bans when they can eventually get home.. TIT.. 

The worst border in LOS, at night time the malaysians walk freely across to bars and visit Thai working girls then walk freely back.

Will this behavior now be put into check??????

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On 3/25/2020 at 5:53 PM, snoop1130 said:

The Narathiwat Provincial Administration last week imposed a travel restriction, preventing people, transport and cargo from passing through all temporary or permanent Thai-Malaysian border checkpoints.

 

To further strengthen the preventive measures against the disease, the provincial government asked the Immigration Department Of Malaysia not to allow Thais to travel to Thailand until the epidemic situation improves.

 

 

So now we have a Thai government order and policy that actually prevents Thai nationals from returning to their home country???

 

That's gonna come as a big surprise to all those here who have kept insisting that citizens of a country always have a complete right to return to their native country....

 

 

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