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Gregers Møller

Editor-in-Chief • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Finnair cuts 700 jobs, temporary layoffs continue for thousands

Finnair cuts approximately 700 jobs, long-term temporary layoffs continue for thousands of Finnair employees Finnair has completed the co-operation process started in September on its plans to reduce up to 1,000 jobs, to make other structural changes and to implement additional temporary layoffs due to the impacts of the corona pandemic. Due to the dramatic…

Palm Oil Monitor questions Norwegian intentions in Indonesia

Palm Oil Monitor, a pro-palm oil organisation, has published an article questioning: Why Is Norway Secretly Funding Attacks Against President Jokowi’s Omnibus Law? The biggest international story around Indonesia over the past week has been the passing of President Jokowi’s Omnibus Law. The Bill was in train for more than a year; it amends 79 laws and…

Finnair re-open more destinations

From 25 October, 2020 to 31 March 2021, Finnair will serve 45 domestic and European destinations with reduced weekly frequencies on almost all routes.  The airline’s long-haul flights will focus on Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nanjing and Bangkok, which are also important cargo destinations. On the Bangkok route, Finnair flies passengers only on the…

Jon Thorgaard – new Danish ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia

Jon Thorgaard, Denmark’s new ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, has a history of staying a full term and often longer in his assignments. Even his very first job in the ministry he held for almost 3 years. He is clearly not a job hopper. Talking to Jon Thorgaard about his new assignment as the Danish…

Travelling to Thailand during Corona and current restrictions

By Jonas Lindholm Below information is based on my personal experience from getting myself from Sweden to  Thailand august 2020. The process can be different in other countries and the Thai embassies  there. Rules and requirements can also change, so always consult the Royal Thai Embassy in  your country to get the proper and updated…

Thailand Expat Guide 2020 – now available

Cover Thailand Expat Guide 2020 By ScandAsia ScandAsia has published its guidebook “Thailand Expat Guide” since 2013. Thailand Expat Guide is intended as a help for both newcomers and longer term residents from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland who have decided to live and work in Thailand. It explains and facilitates practical issues and intends…

Finnair partners with Terveystalo to offer coronavirus testing for travellers

Finnair has started co-operation with private Finnish healthcare service company Terveystalo to offer its customers easy and fast access to coronavirus testing prior to travel. The service will be launched on 28 September 2020. Some countries require a negative coronavirus test result and a certificate from passengers arriving in the country. The partnership between Finnair and Terveystalo ensures that customers are provided a test certificate required…

Free help with Special Tourist Visa to Thailand – for naturists

Naturists or nudists who are dreaming to spend 2 -3 months in Thailand during the winter can ask for help from Naturist Association Thailand to apply for the new Special Tourist Visa and find an affordable quarantine stay for the first two weeks. Currently, some hotels offer affordable prices from 30.000 baht to 50.000 baht…