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B500 foreigner-entry fee on the table

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The government is considering a plan to charge foreigners a 500-baht entry fee from January next year, according to Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong. 

Mr Pradit said on Sunday that officials from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Public Health and the Royal Thai Police had discussioned the matter and all agreed with the idea.

They expected the extra charge would lead to an increase in the quality of tourists entering Thailand, he said.

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