Embassy urges Omanis to wear masks in Bangkok

February 10, 2019

The Embassy of Oman in Thailand has asked its citizens travelling to the capital city Bangkok, to wear protective masks. In a tweet, the embassy stated that it is a precautionary measure to protect against air pollution and high particles of fine dust in Bangkok and its surroundings. 

The Omani embassy added that authorities in Thailand have though announced that the atmosphere has gradually improved in most areas, but it is advisable to take precautions for the elderly, children and patients with respiratory diseases.

However, most people travelling from Oman are oblivious to the development and travel agents have not found any change in the booking pattern of tourists to Thailand.

An official from Travel Point said, “We have no such news and there are regular travellers from Oman going to Bangkok. Such a precautionary measure has been there around already and is indeed there in many other countries as well. This is a normal practice for the countries to safeguard their own citizens.”

Another official from Marmul Travels also said there has been no change in tourist numbers. “There are no such reports or instructions that have come to us from Thailand or local officials and tourist numbers are the same.”