With increased numbers of Coronavirus in China and throughout asia, many guests are wondering: Is it still safe to travel to Thailand? In this blog post we want to answer some basic questions and give advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) about how you can take additional precautions for your travel in Thailand.
Like any virus, you must be careful about exposure. To reduce your risk and exposure, you can use a mask that covers your nose and mouth in highly populated areas, bring antibacterial soap or sanitizer with you and use it regularly, make sure all of your food has been boiled or well cooked, and if any symptoms are noticed, visit your nearest healthcare professional right away.
Symptoms have been reported as flu like symptoms such as:
“Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome.” If these initial symptoms go untreated, they can progress further into kidney problems which then lead to severe issues. This is why it is important to find a healthcare professional or hospital if symptoms arise.
Additionally, it is very important that you travel only with tour agencies that are taking measures to ensure the safety of their guests. We have increased our measurements of protection against Coronavirus at Krabi-Spesialisten Transfer & Tours Operation by:
1. The Krabi Health Department has set up Thermos-scan station with two medics to monitor all visitors before the immigration control.
2. The company is providing hand cleaning alcohol and masks for our guests when boarding the vans.
3. Snorkeling sets are cleaned with disinfectant solvent right after use and sun-dried before the next round. The active period of Coronavirus is about 14 days. At present, the Chinese had prohibited their people to travel in/out of the country for more than 2 weeks, therefore, limiting the spreading of the virus. Krabi-Spesialisten main customers are European.
4. Most of the divers will rinse their snorkeling equipment in sea water which also kill the bacteria and viruses before put it on. This behaviors are also eliminate most of the contagious.
The CDC and World Health Organization advises people to wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer as a key preventative measure against the spread Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. A good quality disinfectant will help reduce risk to families.
Any hand sanitizers use ethanol (alcohol) as the germ disinfection active ingredient in line with CDC and WHO recommendations can be used.
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