World badminton champion PV Sindhu on Tuesday said that she remains hopeful of travelling to Thailand to play two tournaments in January despite several countries increasingly banning flights from the UK.
Sindhu, who has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, has been training in London for the last two months.
“I plan to travel in the first week of January.
“There is, as yet, no travel ban from UK in Thailand, so I can travel from Doha. The idea is to use the Gulf route to reach Thailand,” said Sindhu.
“My training is going on pretty well. The national centre is not closed. It is run as a bubble centre, so I have been able to practice ahead of the events in Thailand,” Sindhu said.
The Thailand leg will mark the return of international badminton.