Timeline to Thailand
China Trip | 18 Day, 9 City Tour
China | Dec 28th – Jan 14th | Today we began our 18 Day, 9 City Tour of China. This included Beijing, Harbin (Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival), Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Guilin and Shanghai. We visited over 45 different sites and attractions (such as the Great Wall of China). This was an incredible trip but unfortunately it soon would be overshadowed by the news of Coronavirus COVID-19 which was first discovered in Wuhan on December 31st, 2019.
First Case of “Pneumonia of Unknown Cause” Reported in Wuhan, China
Wuhan, China | Dec 31st, 2019 | Even though there are conflicting reports of when it officially started, today (Dec 31st, 2019) was recorded as having the first official case of “Pneumonia of Unknown Cause” (later referred to as Coronavirus COVID-19) in a Wuhan, China seafood market.
New Year’s Eve | New Years Day 2020
Harbin, China | New Year’s Eve & Day | Due to changing destinations, we didn’t properly arrange our travel plans to factor in celebrating New Year’s Eve. So after having a busy travel day flying to Harbin (from Beijing) we ended up having a quite evening in our hotel (Splendent Holiday Hotel Harbin). However, on New Year’s Day evening we celebrated by visiting the famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival.
First Case Coronavirus COVID-19 in Thailand | First Case Reported Outside China
Thailand | On 13 January 2020, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Thailand reported the first imported case of lab-confirmed novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This first case was a Chinese tourist (61-year-old woman) coming from Wuhan, the city where the outbreak was occurring.
Thailand Family Trip | 25 Day, 8 City Tour
Thailand | Jan 26th – Feb 19th | Today we started our 25 day, 8 city family tour of Thailand. This included destinations such as Hat Yai, Songkhla, Surat Thani, ferry to Koh Samui Island, train from Surat Thani to Hua Hin, Kanchanaburi, overnight trip to Sangkhla Buri and finishing up the last week in Bangkok. It was a awesome trip that included a lot of wonderful sites and attractions along the way.
Last Day We Traveled into Shopping District of Bangkok
Bangkok | Feb 29th | With COVID-19 cases increasing in Bangkok (and throughout Thailand) we decided today would be the last time that we would travel into the shopping district of Bangkok.
Thai Government Declares National State of Emergency
Thailand | Mar 26th | Today the Thai Government declared a National State of Emergency for Thailand, effective for one month to help stem the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.
Thai Government Issues Nationwide Curfew State of Emergency
Thailand | Apr 03rd | Today the Thai Government issued a Nationwide Curfew, banning all people nationwide from leaving their homes from 10pm to 4am.
Thai Government Issues Travel Ban for All Foreigners Entering Thailand
Thailand | Apr 4th | Today the Thai Government issued a travel ban for all foreigners entering Thailand.
Last Local COVID-19 Case Reported in Thailand
Thailand | May 25th | Today marks the last local COVID-19 case to be reported in Thailand (this could change). COVID-19 cases continue the be reported daily but they are from repatriated citizens returning from outside Thailand.