The corona pandemic has been affecting global life for months. Thailand is not spared from this. [Editor's note: reported and actual cases differ very likely] Despite the low number of infections, the tourism industry including the associated economy comes to an abrupt halt.
The bars in Bangkok and Pattaya have been open since July.
On the first night, however, there was no rush. Hardly any guests and only a few bars were open. "Many streets are still dark and hardly a guest gets lost in the bars," said the bar operator Anyamanee from Soi Buakhao.
Most clubs and nightlife options in Bangkok are still closed or only open on a small scale. "Many adhere to the rules of distance and move tables apart and do not let more guests into the location than allowed. Other bars are full, too full." says Kongphob from Bangkok.
The TravelBubbles only apply to some cities in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar Cambodia, New Zealand, Laos. These are treated preferentially. The virus is under control there. Possible solutions for entry for European tourists were not mentioned at all.