I will be going to Laos and then into Thailand in 2 weeks time. At the immigration check point, do I need to take off my mask? My girlfriend went back to Thailand with a mask on even at the immigration check point and they didnt ask her to take off the mask... Just wondering.
technically you are meant to take off your mask, but how often this is required does seem to vary.
On entering Thailand, for sure you will have to take your mask off when at immigration. This is standard procedure for when immigration take your photograph. Nothing serious, just a 20 second job!
just hold your breath for a while.
You shouldn't be wearing a mask for longer than 45 minutes as otherwise your breath makes the surface of the mask warm and moist, which are the perfect conditions for viruses to grow in. If you wear a mask for longer than 45 minutes it does the opposite to protecting you and in fact stores any viruses or bacteria it comes in contact with.