Malaysia-Thailand land borders to reopen on 1 April only for tourists

By Shereen Saleem

PUTRAJAYA, 27 March 2022: Thailand has recently joined the list of countries easing land border restriction with Malaysia and allowing travel of tourists from there, Malay Mail reported recently.

As announced by Putrajaya, by 1 April, Thailand will allow only tourists to cross two land border gates it shares with Malaysia which are Wang Kelian-Wang Prachan and Bukit Kayu Hitam-Sadao.

Regarding travel by daily commuters between Thailand and Malaysia, Health Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin states that the governments of Malaysia and Thailand are still having discussions regarding this topic.

On a more hopeful note, on 23 March, Thailand Tourism and Sports Minister, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn announced that it is working with the relevant Malaysian authorities to open all land border gates by the 1 May.

It should also be noted that during Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s official visit to Thailand on 25 February, Malaysia and Thailand have come to an agreement on opening a VTL (Vaccinated Travel Lane) soon between Malaysia and Thailand which will enable quarantine-free travel between both countries via land, air and sea. ***

Source: Malay Mail

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