Who: Thai nationals and non-Thai nationals (UK and Ireland)
from: London Heathrow Airport
only with: ASQ hotel booking confirmation
- Flight#1 on 9 August 2020
- Flight#2 on 16 August 2020
- Flight#3 on 23 August 2020
The countries in Asia are still closed to international tourists. For fear of a new spread, new ideas come from governments on strict conditions. There are already offers on Facebook of expensive health insurance with several hundred euros. These are not serious.
Basically, the well-known booking portals such as Expedia, Agoda or booking.com are recommended. The offer is huge, the prices low and the comparison very clear. But every booking portal tries to stand out from the competition and wants you to access and pay as soon as possible. Various tricks are used to hide the fact that you could actually book on another website because the vast majority of hotels can be booked anywhere.
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.
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 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.
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.