Namely, this is applicable to residents in Perlis, Kedah, North Perak, and Kelantan, and travellers must apply through the Thailand Pass web portal 24 hours prior to their departure.
Malaysia residents in Perlis, Kedah, North Perak, and Kelantan can now use the Malaysia-Thailand border pass to travel between the two nations, Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia announced on Facebook via a New Straits Times report.
According to another report by Bernama, Ruzaini Rais, Chairman of Perlis Border Relations and Cooperation Committee, shared that this travel initiative is part of a "relaxation" after Malaysia and Thailand "reached an agreement" to spur the economic recovery of both nations through travel.
The Chairman also added in the report that travellers from Malaysia who would like to use the Malaysia-Thailand border pass have to apply through the Thailand Pass web portal 24 hours prior to their departure. Further, the then-approved travellers are only allowed to stay in Thailand for three days.
With regard to the travellers from Thailand, Chairman Ruzaini explained in the same report that as long as they are fully vaccinated, they are also allowed to enter Malaysia via the border pass. They are to note that the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for travellers entering Malaysia continue to apply.
As to where the Malaysia-Thailand border pass is located, Azhar Ab Hamid, Director of the Kelantan Immigration Department, in a separate Bernama report, said that Malaysian residents can head to three immigration, customs, quarantine, and security (ICQS) centres in Rantau Panjang, Bukit Bunga, and Pengakalan Kubor, to start their commercial and social visits to Thailand.
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