Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) in Thailand [All You need to know]
Spending 16 days – 15 nights in a Hotel room is quite a challenging Experience. You have to be prepared as much as possible for these 16 days. Your Preparation can reduce and avoid your frustration, stress and boredom during your stay. In This Article, We will Show you What is Staying at ASQ be Like. In Addition, we will be sharing some tips and recommendations to be prepared with before Spending your 16 days in Alternative State Quarantine ASQ in Thailand upon arrival.
First of all, you have to understand the Timeline of your Stay in the Alternative State Quarantine in Thailand. It is a bit different from an ASQ Property to another in terms of the Facilities that will be opened for you during your stay, the day of the first and second COVID 19 PCR Test; however, they are all based on the same Structure and Timeline.
Timeline of Alternative State Quarantine
After Arrival, You will be staying for 3 or 4 days (it depends on the Property) in your room. You will not be allowed to go out at all until you do your first COVID 19 test on the third or fourth day.
Therefore, If the test is Negative, the Hotel will open for you some facilities that you will be allowed to enjoy upon pre Request. These facilities can be Gymnasium, Recreational Outdoor or indoor area…
Usually you can spend around only 1 hour daily in these facilities which is quite a short time per day.
Between the first and the second COVID 19 tests, you will be staying at your room and able to enjoy the 1 Hour per day Facilities.
After the Second COVID 19 test, which is usually on the 11th or 12th day, The Hotel will open for you some more facilities that you can enjoy inside the Hotel until your day of departure (the 16th Day).
Airport Transfer to ASQ Property
All the Alternative State Quarantine ASQ Thailand Packages include One way Airport Transfer upon arrival. (From Don Muang or Suvarnabhumi Airport to the Hotel). However, This Transfer is either arranged by the Hotel or Arranged by the Partnered Hospital.
Meals and Dining
All the Food will be Delivered by the Hotel Staff to your Hotel room’s Door. In Addition, every meal has its Own timing, which means that you have to adjust your day and sleeping Hours accordingly.
The average Meal times at the Hotels are as follows:
- Breakfast: 7:00 AM – 09:00 AM.
- Lunch: 12:00 PM – 14:00 PM.
- Dinner: 18:00 PM – 20:00 PM.
However, Food Delivery is prohibited by all the Hotels from Food Panda, Grab Food, or any other Food Delivery Providers. Only Dried food can be accepted by the Hotel. It has to be inspected first by the Hotels’ Staff and they have the right to either accept or refuse the Entry of this Food.
Take into Consideration:
At your first 3 – 4 days before the first COVID 19 test, the Hotel will be serving the Food for You in Plastic bowls and Plastic Fogs and Knives. We recommend you to bring with you in advance your Personal Plates and fogs & Knifes to not be frustrated from eating in Plastic Plates.
Is Drinking water included in ASQ Packages?
Most of the Hotels include water (2 to 4 Bottles) Per room per day depending on each hotel.
Is alcohol Allowed at the Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ)?
When you stay at the Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ), the Property will not be providing alcohol to your room. in addition to that, you will not be allowed to bring with you alcoholic beverages from Outside.
Is Smoking allowed at the Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ)?
Most of the Hotels are not allowing Smoking at the whole Property. However, some hotels offer smoking Rooms packages (Upon request) and most of the times they are at higher rates than the normal room rate.
Is there Housekeeping Service Provided?
The ASQ Properties provide the Housekeeping Service twice a week or once every two days After the First COVID 19 Test. (It depends on the ASQ Property). Usually, by the Time the Staff is cleaning your room, You will be staying in another room until the cleaning services are Finished. (it also depends on the ASQ Property), as some others let you stay in a waiting area.
Room Service and Laundry Service
Room Services and Laundry Services are Operating in the Alternative State Quarantine Properties. Most of the Hotels Provide Discounts on Room Services and Laundry Services during the 16 days Stay. This discount is around 10 – 20% From the Original Prices. In case you don’t want to spend more money in the laundry service, We recommend you to bring with you your own Hand Washing Powder.
Can You Stay with Someone in the Same room During Quarantine?
You can Share the ASQ Room with Your Family members only. It cannot be shared with a friend or a relative. The Hotel will ask you for Documents that prove your relationship with the Person you want to share the room with before confirmation Such as: Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate.
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