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Sadao Border Crossing Closed Until Sept. 25

The Sadao border crossing with Malaysia.
The Sadao border crossing with Malaysia.

Thais in Malaysia hoping to return home will have to find another route after the Sadao border crossing was closed for two weeks.

The closure, imposed by the Malaysian government on Saturday, runs through Sept. 25. It not affect the transportation of goods between Thailand and Malaysia, however.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Malaysia has advised Thai people wishing to return to Thailand by land during that time to register for a travel certificate by choosing another border checkpoint in Betong Yala, Su Ngai Kolok in Narathiwat Province or Wang Prachan Checkpoint in Satun Province.

Malaysia closed its Bukit Kayu Hitam checkpoint to control the spread of Covid-19 in Kedah State where there are more than 100 coronavirus patients, the highest number in that country.