New regulations behind long queues as Sa Kaew border checkpoint bordering Cambodia

Long queues at the Thai-Cambodian border checkpoint in Sa Kaew province since August 9 has given rise to angry comments on social-media, with angry travellers putting the delays down to bribe-taking, which has prompted local authorities to look into the problem and seek urgent solutions.

The problem began when Thai workers wanting to return home from the Cambodian town of Poi Pet were forced to wait for hours for their visa stamp, while travellers wanting to cross into Poi Pet were also left stranded for hours.

Aranyaprathet district chief Sawanit Suriyakul na Ayutthaya said Cambodian immigration officials denied taking bribes and put the delays down to there being a larger number of travellers during the longer weekend break.

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