(Phnom Penh): Thailand has issued a letter of permission for tourists who travel in and out of the country through two border gates in Sa Kaeo, Banteay Meanchey and Battambang are: The Ban Khlong Luk border crossing, Aranya district; on the Cambodian side, Poipet international gate and Ban Khao Din border crossing, Ban Khlong Hat district; on the Cambodian side, Phnom Dey international gate in Sampov Loun district, Battambang province, but the Covid-19 prevention measures are to be strictly implemented, this is according to the letter of Sa Kaeo Provincial Administration which was informed to the governors of Banteay Meanchey and Battambang provinces on April 30, 2022.
The letter from the Thai side states that entry and exit into Thailand through the “Ban Khlang Leuk” permanent border crossing, Aranya district, Sa Kaeo province, and the “Ban Khao Din” permanent border crossing, Khlong Hat district, Sa Kaeo province, the tourists are required to have a passport or border card (which must be filled out directly at the border gate).
The same letter also stated that foreign entry into Thailand through the two land border crossings is possible under the measures and conditions of disease prevention measures under the provisions of article 9 of the Decree on Public Administration of Management of Covid-19 Disease Situation.
The Thai side added that travel from Thailand through the two land border crossings must be carried out in accordance with the preventive measures, conditions, conditions of duration, and the conditions of the target country. For the control, management, and coordination of the entry and exit operations in Thailand must be under the jurisdiction of:
- Aranyaprathet Customs Officer is the Incident Commander (IC) at the Ban Khlong Leuk border post in Aranya district, Sa Kaeo province.
- Khlong Hat district chief is the incident commander (IC) at the border post in Ban Khao Din, Khlong Hat district, Sa Kaeo province.
However, for Cambodian citizens who are traders in Rong Khloeur market, Aranya district, Sa Kaeo province, the Thai authorities have not yet allowed entry and exit – this permission is only applied to tourists who have a passport, borders cards as well as vaccination cards.
Banteay Meanchey provincial governor Oum Rath told Fresh News this afternoon that the first step; on the Thai side was to allow people to pass through the Poipet international gate for those with passports and border cards, and the next step would be considered for the group of Khmer traders who are selling at Rong Kloeur market.