Thailand to temporarily exempt immigration forms for international passengers traveling by air to reduce congestion

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The Thai Cabinet has agreed to temporarily exempt the use of immigration forms “Tor Mor 6” for foreigners entering and departing from Thailand at all international airports to reduce congestion at Immigration checkpoints.

Government spokesperson Traisulee Traisornkul said on Tuesday, June 14th, that the exemption aimed to facilitate foreign travelers and reduce the congestion at the airports as the number of incoming tourists has increased significantly after the country reopening.

Foreigners traveling by land and sea are still required to fill out the forms because the arrivals are not significantly increasing as by air. The immigration forms are still practical in terms of crime prevention and tracking. Without the form, the physical information of incoming tourists entering that country will be collected via biometrics and their tourism information/destinations will be collected from the tour operators and airlines.

Despite the temporary exemption, the health screenings according to preventive measures against the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus still has to be conducted, according to the deputy spokesperson.

As of press time, the unpopular but simplified Thailand Pass program also remains.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and Chonburi, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.