Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, many countries in Asia, such as Japan, Thailand, and Singapore have reported numerous confirmed cases of infection, which led to many worrying about whether or not it is safe to travel abroad.
To help, YouTuber “Black Bear” made a four-part video informing travelers what to expect of the situation in Bangkok, Thailand, what travel alerts mean, government and local policies, and it is safe to travel now.
In the video, Black Bear points out that there are less tourists in usually crowded attraction sites such as The Grand Palace, Erawan Shrine, department stores and market places. Most people can be seen wearing face masks when wandering the streets of Bangkok for fear of infection.
As for travel alerts, Black Bear logged onto the Taiwan Centers for Disease and Control website to show travelers that Japan and Thailand are all in the “watch” stage, meaning it’s not prohibited to travel, but people should follow local epidemic prevention measures put in place in such areas. In addition, travelers should wear face masks for protection and wash hands frequently.
As of February, Thai government have restricted the export of face masks, and have set up designated places to sell face masks to the public. Prices for face masks are fixed to prevent price increase from retailers.
To tourists wishing to visit Thailand, Black Bear listed the pros and cons, and reminded travelers to take preventive measures and avoid closed spaces.
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【黑熊V泰國】 是由VISION THAI 看見泰國製作的VLOG影片，由創辦人黑熊分享泰國吃喝玩樂旅遊攻略，以及在泰國發展的所見所聞與觀點。
In this Vlog created by VISION THAI’s founder, Black Bear, viewers can get to know the best places to eat, drink, and visit in Thailand.
【泰國人怎麼說 WHAT THAI SAY】是由VISION THAI 看見泰國製作的街訪系列影片，議題包羅萬象，從時事、文化到吃喝玩樂，將麥克風交還給當地人，除了你說、我說、他說，不如聽聽泰國人怎麼說！
“What Thai Say” is a video produced by VISION THAI where the interviewer asks people on the streets topics ranging from today’s news, culture, to other entertainments. To really understand Thailand, just listen to what Thai say!