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Thailand/Singapore in March, time to reconsider?
I’ve a trip scheduled for 3 weeks in March with my family, we’re flying through Doha and staying there for 2 days before heading to Thailand and then Singapore before returning to the U.S on April 1st. The recent news has got me worried, especially for Thailand since we’ll be staying in Phuket (Merlin Beach area) and Thailand in general is the second most infected country. Am I worrying too much? If I attempt to cancel now, I’m sure I won’t qualify for any potential refunds/reschedule since there are no alerts for the two countries but I feel like I should be coming up with a backup plan in case things get much worse in the area.
Need some advice/thoughts please.
I think in the next week or so we are either going to see this virus contained (hooray!) or a lot more airlines announce cancellations, waivers, etc.
I think you’re totally justified in being worried, but I’d be comfortable waiting another week or two and the waivers may start to apply to you and work in your favor.
I am attending a conference in Singapore the last week of April. A week ago an email read along the lines of “it’s all OK, conference will go ahead just as planned, but we’re monitoring the situation just in case, but it really is no problem…”
Then a few days later the email was a bit more Leslie Nielsen-like: [MEDIA=youtube]5NNOrp_83RU[/MEDIA]
The e-mail last night from the association was more akin to Kevin Bacon in Animal House: [MEDIA=youtube]zDAmPIq29ro[/MEDIA]
I agree with what [USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER] says, it is either going to be clear real soon whether the situation is getting better or worse. I [I]think[/I] that in Singapore March should be OK. I think by April it really will be OK… but groups like conference organizers need to make decisions real soon.