Thais waive border fees for Cambodian New Year

Arantyaprathet train station is usually crowded during Songkarn festival when Cambodian workers go home to celebrate the festival with their families. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Thai officials will next month waive fees at border gates to allow workers from Cambodia to return home for the New Year.

The Cambodian embassy in Thailand confirmed on Wednesday the move to Khmer Times and said the free pass will apply to all Cambodian workers and under 18-year-old family members. 

“From April 5 to 30, Khmer workers carrying pink cards, passports or valid documents will be able to cross the Thai border to Cambodia during Khmer New Year and return to Thailand without paying border fees,” a letter from Thai officials said. 

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