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Thailand Reopens 2 Laos Border Crossings

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Immigration police in Nakhon Phanom Province on Monday reopened two border crossings with Laos, including a pier to serve tourists and locals as cross-border travel is expected to rise again.

One of the checkpoints is on the third Thai-Lao friendship bridge, which links Nakhon Phanom and Khammouane. The other is the pier for Muang Nakhon Phanom Subdistrict.

Local immigration police prepared procedures for health screening and travel records. The border reopening started May 9, coinciding with the same activity in Laos as local authorities expected active cross-border travel after nearly three years of inactivity due to Covid-19.

Immigration police assured they were fully ready to facilitate cross-border travel with Lao counterparts.