Tourism Authority of Thailand Malaysia Response on RM 1000 Entry Requirement
There are many news reports since the news of RM1000 to legally cross into Thailand featured by TheSundayDaily two days ago. Many other viral websites are publishing similar issues on the requirement of RM 1000 for Malaysians to cross border to Thailand.
This is not a new story as we blogged about this issue last year in our article Do You Need to Show 20K Baht To Enter Thailand Now? Similar story was published by Channel News Asia last year in their article of Some tourist visa holders asked to show 20,000 baht in cash before entering Thailand: Report.
Today, we spoke to the representatives of Tourism Authority of Thailand Malaysia on this issue and they issued the statement below:
Refer to Recent News of Thailand RM 1,000 entry requirement.
This Rule is by the Immigration act of Thailand, which has been long existence since 1979.
For genuine bona fide tourists should not be a problem. The Authority are going after suspicious, illegal long stay and foreigners whom are not genuine Tourists.
Random check are being conducted at entry point into Thailand.
In 2017, Thailand welcome more than 3.4 millions Malaysian Tourists.
– Tourism Authority of Thailand Malaysia
Tourism Authority of Thailand Malaysia told us that there are NO official complaints from Malaysians getting BARRED to Thailand with the minimum requirements of RM 1,000 cash.