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Airport crisis: TM.6 cards scrapped for Thais

Thai nationals will no longer have to fill out departure or arrival cards before passing through immigration counters at Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports from Oct 1, part of a raft of new measures to tackle overcrowding at Bangkok's air gateways.

The measure was rolled out after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha instructed immigration authorities, the airports and the Transport Ministry earlier in the week to team up in addressing the long queues passengers often face, which can involve waiting hours.

This was the arrivals hall at Suvarnabhumi airport on Wednesday afternoon, photographed by an arriving passenger. The only official response to months of such hours-long queues at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports came Wednesday when officials announced Thai travellers (only) would no longer have to fill out the TM6 arrival/departure cards. (Photo provided)

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