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My experience flying into Suvarnabhumi yesterday

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10 hours ago, pdtokyo said:

I'm not taking sides here ... can see some merit in in the original post and in some of those who have reacted so ... enthusiastically.

 

... but a tiny point ... it's really difficult to carry bottles of ANYTHING on flights ... i can't recall seeing hand sanitizer packaged in small enough bottles to get past the scanners.

 

My plan is to re-pack some sanitizer into a 100ml bottle for my flight into Don Muaeng this weekend and hope nobody asks me to explain what's in it ... my Thai is limited to sawaddi-khrup and kop-kun-khrup ... and i haven't got the time or spare brain cells to memorise the Thai for "Good morning officer, It's hand sanitizer that i took out of a big bottle and put into this little bottle''*

 

* อรุณสวัสดิ์เจ้าหน้าที่มันเป็นเจลทำความสะอาดมือที่ฉันหยิบขวดใหญ่ออกมาแล้วใส่ลงไปในขวดเล็ก ๆ นี้ according to Google

I agree too.   I think given where Thailand is geographically to China any the volume of inbound Chinese passengers (as well as non-PRC citizens but transit-via-PRC volume) i think it’s fair to expect the front-line staff to pay a higher level of attention to enhanced cleanliness and hygienic protocols at places like airport immigration processing booths/queues.

 

That said, I also think there is some measure of personal responsibility too.  Not everyone it everywhere will have the disinfectant— and for the moment, I agree that at the IOs desks, I’d expect that - but IF they don’t, then I’d hope that as a prepared individual, you’d have a standby supply as well.

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13 hours ago, NanLaew said:

There's nothing worse than the arrogant, know-it-all, so-called experienced traveler, long-time Thailand visitor or lurker who's totally aware of a possible pandemic and yet gets on an international flight to Thailand which is right next to the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak and is itself chock full of visiting and transient Chinese WITHOUT PACKING AND USING HIS OWN BLOODY HAND SANITIZING GEL.

 

Did the OP bother to buy and wear his own mask? Didn't mention it anywhere. Or is that only required if you're a snotty, grotty Asiatic sort?

thai apologist at work so to see

 

if there is a chance of virus spread, is it not the country to offer basic measures ?

 

me for one, I don't ask to TRAVEL but are being forced after divorced and hostile ex-wife... I am a forced border runner now, if I want to be able to stay with my child ...

 

blabla local immigration & correct visa :  my ex-wife is keeping original documents of my child, so I cannot apply for the correct visa ... went there twice and they laugh for your misery ... not shy to say the <deleted>hole immigration is : SAMUT PRAKARN

 

never understood why SAMUT prakarn immigration is not RIGHT NEXT to the airport or in the aiport, no , it is in a <deleted>hole near the port 45 km further in the middle of knowhere...

 

you CW people are so lucky, to get all banks , restaurants, atm's, passbook machines, etc...

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11 hours ago, pdtokyo said:

I'm not taking sides here ... can see some merit in in the original post and in some of those who have reacted so ... enthusiastically.

 

... but a tiny point ... it's really difficult to carry bottles of ANYTHING on flights ... i can't recall seeing hand sanitizer packaged in small enough bottles to get past the scanners.

 

My plan is to re-pack some sanitizer into a 100ml bottle for my flight into Don Muaeng this weekend and hope nobody asks me to explain what's in it ... my Thai is limited to sawaddi-khrup and kop-kun-khrup ... and i haven't got the time or spare brain cells to memorise the Thai for "Good morning officer, It's hand sanitizer that i took out of a big bottle and put into this little bottle''*

 

* อรุณสวัสดิ์เจ้าหน้าที่มันเป็นเจลทำความสะอาดมือที่ฉันหยิบขวดใหญ่ออกมาแล้วใส่ลงไปในขวดเล็ก ๆ นี้ according to Google

Watsons Drugstores in Thailand has (maybe past tense "had" fits better as currently it's probably sold out) small bottles of hand sanitizer.

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7 hours ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

Okay, so maybe the OP was a tad dramatic in his post but instead of slagging him off big time I prefer to learn from this.

 

Travel to Thailand should be avoided at this present time if possible, but if absolutely necessary take your own steps to protect yourself.

 

Wherever in the world you are coming from masks are available: take the time to purchase the best available and sufficient for yourself and family with regular changes.

 

Hand sanitizers are also available in pretty much every place, if you can find the sachets better still, if possible transfer to smaller bottles. Hand wipes are also a good option.

 

Attempt to have as little contact with crowds as possible, carry your own pen, avoid touching the toilet door etc ( the usual stuff just be more attentive ) clean the fingerprint scanner. Etc

 

Never assume others are going to care about your wellbeing, airport workers primary objective is to move legal travellers on as soon as possible they probably think the hand sanitiser has been given to them as they handle many passports and probably still do not use it !!

A large portion of the visiting population in this place comes to areas where bodily fluids are exchanged with multiple persons per evening. I don't think hand sanitizers are gonna cut it. Or are we pretending Chinese go to pattaya for the beaches? 

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12 hours ago, pdtokyo said:

re-pack some sanitizer into a 100ml bottle

I think that it has to be LESS than 100ml.

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Avoid planes and airports until they have the situation under control and the number of reported cases grows at a much lesser rate. Planes have to be the worst places for infections with all that air-con recirculating the virus laden air. Is there any evidence that disinfecting the plane will prevent getting infected by the passenger next to you who coughs and sneezes during the entire long haul flight? I have cancelled my flights next month.

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15 hours ago, Genmai said:

Only one IO was wearing gloves (a woman).

 

Open coffee mugs at the IO stations.

 

Staff with cheap 20 baht surgical masks on, gaps on all sides. Some pulled the masks down under their noses so they could potentially breathe in the virus better.

 

Staff checking passports and forms in the queue handling everything without gloves.

 

Photo op time for the news media... After that, who knows.... :whistling:

 

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Honestly, did anyone expect another outcome or observation?

 

Laws, rules and regulations here are neither followed nor enforced.

Moreover, if you as a foreigner make a fuss about anything that you see wrong, they shrug their shoulders and roll eyes.

In the sense of "What do you want, you are foreigner, we are Thai. If you don't like it, you can go home or accept our attitude"

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