S44 set to discard TM.6 cards for Thai travellers
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will exercise Section 44 under the interim charter to revoke an age-old regulation that requires Thai citizens to fill in immigration cards, a practice that has been partly blamed for causing long queues at airport immigration lines.
While both arriving and departing Thai nationals will no longer be required to fill in the cards, known as Tor Mor 6, or TM 6, foreigners coming to the country will still have to fill in the documents until new immigration cards are launched, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Tuesday after a meeting of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), chaired by Gen Prayut.
The new cards, which will require foreigners to provide only necessary information wanted by state agencies, have been approved by the cabinet.
An NCPO source said the new cards are expected to be in use next year.