Three Nigerian tourists have been living in an airport in Thailand for more than two months after their flights were cancelled because of coronavirus.
The men were in transit at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok towards the end of March when countries in the region suddenly began closing their borders.
Two of the men arrived by an Emirates flight on March 21 for a connecting flight to Laos. While the third man arrived by Etihad Airways on March 24 and was due to fly to Burma.
However, shortly before they landed in Thailand, the destination countries restricted tourist entries and Thailand followed at the same time.
The men have been stuck in the ‘no man’s land’ area after being unable to board flights out of the country or obtain visas to enter Thailand due to the ban on non-residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Generous airport staff have since been feeding and helping to clothe the stranded tourists, who have been given a business lounge to stay in during their ordeal.
Thai Airways stewardess Puengphak Praphaporn said cabin crew and airport security workers have been bringing food for the men.