One of the most surreal experiences of my life was going in to BKK Sukhumvit area back in early 2020 when the pandemic first hit and the country closed down. I travelled in to town on the BTS which was virtually empty. I got off at Nana and wondered around streets that would normally be thronged with people. You could have had a game of football in the middle of Sukhumvit Road. Apart from the odd car or motorbike it was empty. I W alked through Soi 8 and the cut through leading back to Soi 4. It was like something out of a movie set. The odd person walking by. A fruit seller sat in the shade with no customers. All of the bars and restaurants closed. I then made my way to the airport to be greeted with a near empty building. At times it actually felt scary and you got a real sense of just how serious a problem this pandemic was to become.
If Bangkok or elsewhere resembles anything like those days; especially the bars and restaurants, then I can’t see many people wanting to have a holiday there.