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Coming to Bangkok in a few days.

 

 

As I understand it, there is a fingerscanner in the airport where I need to put my finger so I better buy some some hand gel to minimize risk of the virus. Is it possible to buy at the air port?

 

What about face mask, what is considered ok and what is considered not good enough? 

 

I need to show my passport in order to get a sim card? How much does it cost?

 

 

 

 

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Bring plenty of money.

 

The useless and worthless scanner at the airport is all 4 fingers on both hands followed by the thumbs.

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24 minutes ago, kolder said:

Is it possible to buy at the air port?

7-eleven sells antibiotic gel

 

the finger scanner is what's single-handedly spreading these viruses so as long as you wash your hands after using it you have nothing to worry about

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11 minutes ago, PatOngo said:

If you really want to be safe, something like this should suffice!

 

Yes, agree!

 

7 minutes ago, ukrules said:

Bring plenty of money.

 

The useless and worthless scanner at the airport is all 4 fingers on both hands followed by the thumbs.

 

What do you mean useless and worthless? Also, is it mandatory to use them? Haven't been to an airport in many years.

 

5 minutes ago, cyril sneer said:

7-eleven sells antibiotic gel

 

the finger scanner is what's single-handedly spreading these viruses so as long as you wash your hands after using it you have nothing to worry about

But I guess in order to get to the 7 eleven, I would have to go through the finger scanner first upon arrival?

 

 

 

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i'm not sure about your location but the hand gel is widely available in most developed countries.  can typically obtain it at any local drugstore/pharmacy the day before you depart.  buy some masks also.  they aren't 100% effective but certainly help.  whatever you do, don't touch your face before washing your hands.  be careful when taking off the mask, take it off by straps around the ears.  the 'standard' mask is only good for one use.  once it is off, put it in trash.

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All the big Telecom companies have retail outlets in most malls...50 THB for a sim.  I just set my gf up with True sim and 4 Mbps speed and 30 GB of data..30 days for 100 THB.  

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6 hours ago, jackdd said:

Don't put your fingers in your mouth on the way to 7/11

Or bring a small container of alcohol gel with you from home, small so it doesn't attract much attention in your cabin bag.  And use it very quickly after your finger and thumb prints are scanned. Or as alreaady suggested after passing passport control go quickly to 7/11 convenience store and buy the alcohol gel and quickly 'wash' your fingers / thumbs, hands. And don't ouch your face, mouth, eyes until totally cleaned.

 

And considering that the Imm. officers are handling many documents I'd be tempted to quickly wipe your douments down with a small amount of the gel after you leave the passport desk.

 

From all reports the main transfer method of the virus is through vapour from breath and nose so keep your distanced from others as much as possible. 

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A lot of luck.. me old china

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8 hours ago, cyril sneer said:

7-eleven sells antibiotic gel

 

the finger scanner is what's single-handedly spreading these viruses so as long as you wash your hands after using it you have nothing to worry about

So immediately after Immigration, go to wash your hands, before touching ANYTHING. Almost impossible.

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