Our flight was scheduled to leave at 1345hrs but it was delayed until 1655hrs which had us land at Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi airport at 2000hrs.
Once in the airport, full of excitement, we started plotting and planning as we walked down to the immigration clearance. There, Caroline, my Kenyan friend had her yellow fever card stamped,
After Aichi’s conformation, the immigration officer then asked us to go with her to a small open office space.
Once we got there we found a group of officers who asked us for the same details again. They then asked us to show them money we had
On our way, we kept asking them to explain what the problem was but none of them replied
In the office where we were taken to, we found other foreigners. The three of us were quite confused so we asked the others whom we had found why they were in the office and they told us that they had overstayed
We tried explaining to them thatwe had themoney inour accounts
From that office we were moved to another one where we were given an expulsion order to sign. We refused as we felt we had not been treated fairly and their reason of refusing us entry was fault.
Never in my life had I been so horrified and scared! In tears, we asked them not to keep us in there.
Meanwhile they were speaking in Thai, a language we don’t understand while giving us water and blankets.
Our flight back was scheduled at 0330hrs. Being in that room was most traumatizing so we called them and begged them to let us out.
They then told us that they would at 0000hrs
I then was taken to the airport ATM which didn’t work and the officer then asked some random Chinese to give us cash in RMB (so he could change it to TB)