Thailand is one of my favorite countries. However, you probably don’t want to be visiting during COVID-19 since the quarantine rules are strict. My friend and travel author Kevin Revolinski (KevinRevolinski.com and TheMadTraveler.com) shares what it’s like to travel to, and quarantine in, Thailand during COVID-19.

Kevin Zoomed in from his Bangkok hotel room on Day 5 of his mandatory quarantine. He explains in detail what it was like to travel from Madison, Wisconsin to Bangkok via Chicago and Tokyo. He also talks about what it was like when he landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

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Kevin and his wife had a choice of hotels and they ranged in price; he ended up paying about $1,500 for a week and that includes three meals a day. He chose a hotel on the Chao Phraya River so they had a great view since they wouldn’t be allowed to leave the room.

Kevin also explains how important it is to get all of your paperwork correct and to have the right travel insurance because it clearly has to state that COVID-19 is covered. He paid roughly $250 for he and his wife for their 35-day trip.

You can listen to the 25-minute segment on my podcast or watch on YouTube.

FYI: Another friend of mine who went through quarantine in Bangkok had this bit of advice: “I received tremendous invaluable help and information from the various Facebook groups regarding Thai visas and quarantine hotels:  Thailand Tourist Visa & Special Tourist Visa, Thailand Visa Advice.

Kevin’s bio:
Kevin Revolinski is the author of 16 books, including Backroads and Byways of Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide and a travel memoir, The Yogurt Man Cometh: Tales of an American Teacher in Turkey. His short stories have appeared in several literary journals, and his first collection of them, Stealing Away: Stories, was published in 2021. His writing and photography have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Sydney Morning Herald. His travels have taken him to more than 75 countries, but back home in Wisconsin he is an authority on camping, hiking, paddling, and craft breweries. He has been a guest on The Today Show and is featured regularly on Wisconsin Public Radio.

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