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KBRI Bangkok advises Indonesian citizens to bring at least Rp6.5 million when visiting Thailand to prevent human trafficking

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Jakarta, IO – The advise was issued by the coordinator of protocol and consular functions of the Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) in Bangkok, Dewi Lestari. The reason being the Thai immigration authority often carries out random checks on Indonesian citizens when they enter Thailand, per Viva, Tue (27/2).

According to Dewi, this requirement is not new because it is closely related to the measure to prevent human trafficking where Indonesian citizens are often targeted.

“There are Indonesian citizens who are victims of trafficking who are employed to commit online scamming who transit through Thailand and are then taken to other countries,” said Dewi.

Dewi said this will also prove that the visiting Indonesian citizens are able to cover their expenses while in Thailand. The fund can be in the form of cash or bank deposit.

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“From the random check, it was discovered whether an individual has the financial capacity to fund their stay in Thailand or not,” she explained.

The prescribed amount is equivalent to 15,000 to 20,000 baht. This is based on the experience of Indonesian citizens who are rejected entry by Thai immigration officers. (un)

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