Gregers Møller

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

International ski conference in Pattaya moved

The International Ski Federation FIS has decided to move its world congress planned for May 17-23 in Pattaya, Thailand due to the corona crisis. The Congress gathers every year over 1000 participants from national skiing federations around the world. Norwegian Ski Federation’s President Erik Röste has from the beginning strongly opposed holding the congress in…

Qatar special offer to fly NordCham members home

Qatar Airways is offering members of NordCham in Indonesia and their family members 10% discount on economy and business class flights to return home. The offer is valid for bookings and flights from today until end of 15th April 2020. Memebrs may either use this link: https://www.qatarairways.com/en/offers/we-will-get-you-home.html?cid=REID159450 Or the code “TRAVELHOME” The special offer is…

Iceland restricts arrivals until 17 April

Iceland does only allow foreign nationals from EU (+EFTA) and UK nationals to enter Iceland. All other travellers will not be allowed to board transportation to Iceland until 17 April 2020. EU and UK tourists traveling to Iceland are, however, not restricted and do not need to go into quarantine. A few important things to…

Danes, Swedes, Norwegians must now have medical certificates to board planes to Thailand

Travellers from Denmark, Sweden and Norway will now have to present medical certificates that they are Covid-19 free and special Covid-19 insurance papers to be allowed to board planes to Thailand. That was announced by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT). The website of the Ministry of Public Health does not yet reflect this…

Health insurance does not always cover in case of Covid-19

Europæiske Rejseforsikring has informed ScandAsia that Europaeiske’s travel insurance policies bought today will not cover expenses incurred directly or indirectly due to the Corona virus if the person travels to Thailand against the advice of the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Dansk Rejseforsikring says, however, that travel insurances bought with them covers up to 3…

Denmark and Sweden: Very different Covid reactions

Denmark and Sweden are neighbors but have taken very different measures to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus. While the Danish Government has implemented a lock-down of the country by turning away people at the borders that have no essential need to enter Denmark, closed schools and public offices and urged private companies to…

Party of the Century: Scandinavian Society Siam celebrates 100 Years

Scandinavian Society Siam celebrated its 100 Year Anniversary in magnificent style on 5 March 2020 – exactly on the same day as Dansk Samfund Siam was established one hundred years ago in a completely different world. The location was God’s gift to the organizers: The Glass House in old Nai Lert Park Heritage Home garden…

Sweden-Southeastasia Summit Cancelled

Team Sweden in South East Asia has decided to cancel the “Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit” scheduled to be held in Singapore on February 13-14, 2020. The reason is the corona virus outbreak which the Singaporean health authorities have upgraded to Code Orange. That is the second highest alert level (explained here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/diseases-updates/being-prepared-for-a-pandemic ) “In consultation with…