New rules for entry into Thailand at border from Oct 1

thai-borderSONGKHLA: Thailand will enforce new regulations at the entry point of the Malaysia-Thailand border starting Oct 1, says Malaysian Consul-General Mohd Afandi Abu Bakar.

He reminded Malaysians entering Thailand to abide by the new regulations as well as use valid travel documents.

He said, among others, visitors were required to submit an entry form to the Royal Thai Customs Department, declaring details about their vehicle and passengers.

“Drivers who fail to comply will be fined up to four or five times the value of the vehicle, or the vehicle detained, and face a two-year jail sentence,” Afandi told Bernama here today.

He said the consulate had requested the Thai authorities to provide detailed information on the regulations so that they could be uploaded to the foreign ministry’s website.

Commenting further, Afandi said changes to the entry requirements were executed to facilitate and streamline the check-in record of foreigners to Thailand.

He said, from Jan 1 until August, only two cases were reported involving Malaysian-owned vehicles detained by the Thailand authorities for violation of entry rules.