I haven’t been to Thailand but I’ve heard that ALL foreigners, regardless of where they come from, are required to wear face masks during the first ten days of their stay.
Has anybody been travelling to places that require specific anti-SARS measures from travellers? Could you please share your experience?
As to SINGAPORE:
- nurses will ask every single passenger exiting a plane in Singapore if he/she feels well, if they have a cough or breathing problems, and will take a short look at you.
- you get a pink note in your passport that you’ve come from a place where SARS has occured
- when checking in for leaving Singapore, the check-in personnel will ask you again if you’ve experienced any SARS symptoms.
Apart from that, no restrictions. The airports were pretty empty, the planes too. And it was sort of eerie to sit in a boarding lounge and a plane with everybody around you wearing a face mask. Orchard road was busy as normal, other places were a bit emptier than normal, schools are still closed but will take up classes again next week. Some people are panicking, others try to keep up normal lifes. SARS cases in Singapore are basically restricted to health care personnel and close family members of SARS patients, so daily life routine doesn’t exactly pose a big threat. If only they would seriously impose the suggestion of a head nurse that nurses shower and CHANGE OUT OF THEIR UNIFORMS BEFORE LEAVING THE HOSPITAL resp. only change into their uniforms after arriving at the hospital (first thing my mum and aunts learned in nurse school 30 years ago!) :?
Any other travel experiences?