How To Avoid Catching COVID-19 On Airplane And At The Airport In 4 easy Steps

We did not even think that someday we are going to mention the coronavirus in our posts, but it so happened that we flew to Krabi during the outbreak. As we researched how to stay safe at the airport and on airplanes during COVID-19, we would like to share our experience.

In this photo, we look happy on the beach during our amazing island hopping in Krabi. But before that, we flew from Don Muang International Airport to Krabi International Airport very well prepared.

These are the steps we took to avoid catching the virus on airplanes:

  1. Wear masks all the time. Buy the right face mask to prevent COVID-19. The best one is the N95 respirator face mask.
  2. Don’t touch your face and hair with your hands. We also keep reminding each other to touch as few things as possible.
  3. Wash your hands with soap and water as often as you can.
  4. Fill up and carry with you a small spray bottle with disinfecting alcohol to disinfect hands after you touch anything on flight.

We are not trying to be overdramatic over the Coronavirus, but the hysteria with COVID-19 affected us directly a few weeks ago. Here is what happened.

We came back from Singapore just a few days before a new wave of a worldwide outbreak. We were staying two days with Aon’s nephew and nieces when Thai media began reporting new cases of coronavirus every day. A few days later, already at home, we both started to have a terrible cough. With all media hysteria, we were scared we may have COVID-19 and, what’s worse, pass to the four children.

After hours of calling to the hospitals in Bangkok, we found one that can help with the testing COVID-19. We paid around $200 for each test and waited for 10 hours for the result. We both were negative in the end, but what a rollercoaster day we had!

People on local forums keep saying the airports in Thailand are empty, but when we flew, there were a lot of people. Our flight to Krabi was full, too. People coming from China, Iran, and South Korea have to pass a health check before entering Thailand. For those who have no temperature or any other medical conditions, it should not be a problem to pass Thai immigration.

How has COVID-19 influenced your travels so far? Let us know in the comments!

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