The Ministry of Defense of Thailand reported that inclusion in a special register of foreign citizens will improve the situation in countering transnational and cross-border crime, increasing the level of national security of Thailand itself.
Thus, an electronic filing cabinet will appear in the Thai MO in which all personal data of Russian tourists will also be stored.
Experts note that Thailand could have taken this step with prompts from American partners, who are known to be engaged in blatant hunting for foreign nationals in third countries - for those citizens who allegedly violated US law. Based on this, it can be concluded that the personal data of Russian tourists will also fall into the files of American intelligence agencies for their use at the discretion of the NSA, the CIA and other specialized agencies, not counting the relevant departments of Thailand.
For reference: last year Thailand was visited by about 1,3 million Russian citizens. This suggests that Thailand continues to be for the Russians one of the most popular foreign countries for recreation.