As if anything were free from scams, travelers to Thailand have been tricked into paying fees for what’s supposed to be a free process.
The COVID-19 task force today took a break from its usual doomcasting to note reports of people paying “registration fees” for the Thailand Pass system, which has been suspended since late last month due to the nation’s latest wave of infections.
“To reiterate again, there is no registration fee for Thailand Pass,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Natapanu Nopakun said. “There have been reports of people asked illegally to pay registration fees. It is a service rendered free of charge.”
He did not elaborate on the nature of the reported scams.
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