More than 3,000 tourists travel to Thailand through Thai-Lao border in Nong Khai after “Thailand Pass” cancellation

Nong Khai –

The Thai-Lao border in Nong Khai is getting busier this weekend as Lao tourists have crossed the border to travel to the Kingdom after the Thai government canceled its “Thailand Pass” registration system on July 1st.

Local reporters reported yesterday, July 2nd, that a number of Lao visitors have flocked to the 1st Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge as well as Thai travelers, who mostly came as tour groups and families, also presented at the immigration checkpoint to visit Laos since the morning.

The Customs Service Department at Nong Khai Customs reported that the amount of tourists traveling in and out of the country has significantly increased recently. On July 1st, about 3,618 people traveled into the country through the Nong Khai border and 3,455 people traveled out of the country.

About 710 vehicles with foreign licenses were recorded coming into the country and 538 vehicles with foreign licenses were traveling out of the Kingdom. About 194 vehicles with Thai licenses were returning into the country and 230 vehicles with Thai licenses were driving out.

This results in a total of 113,174 people that have traveled to Thailand through the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge and 167,712 people have traveled to Laos since May 9th, 2022.

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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.