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Norway opens borders for most European countries on 15 July 2020

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on 10 July 2020 their borders are going to reopening to certain countries from 15 July 2020. As well as additional advice that traveling should be well thought out as Covid-19 situation is still unpredictable globally. The statement said: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is introducing new exceptions…

Finland reopening borders for certain countries on 13 July 2020

The Finnish government agreed in a meeting on 8 July 2020 that they have finally moved on to open border to several other EU Member States as well as to the residents of 11 third-countries.The Cabinet agreed to lift entry restrictions for the residents of number of countries after monitoring that the incidence of the…

Sweden extend temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden until 31 August 2020

The embassy of Sweden in Phnom penh published an official announcement from the The Government of Sweden on 2 July 2020, that entering the EU via Sweden is not permit until 31 August 2020. The statement said: “To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry…

Coronavirus can not stop Finnish travel industry exploring virtual possibilities

Finland’s popularity as a tourist destination reached record high in 2019 but is now in frozen mode altogether. Yet this Coronavirus pandemic is not an obstacle to the Finnish travel industry now that they have exploring virtual possibilities during this quiet moment. With the national aim to reduce emission for the future along with the…

Finnish ambassador discussed further corperation with Thai Prime Minister

The Finnish ambassador to Thailand H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven visited Thai Prime minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha to discuss further strengthening bilateral relationship on 23 June 2020. The ambassador expressed her appreciations in Thailand’s progress in political and socio economy stability, along with promoting women and human rights. Her excellency praised on the accuracy of how Thai…

Cambodia reopens to tourism – if you pay 3000 USD in deposit for Covid-19 treatment

Travel industry has been on hold during the pandemic breakout, although a few countries have reopened for tourism. For South East Asia, Cambodia has opened up to tourism again on 11 June 2020 with additional US$ 3000 deposit policy upon arrival for travelers. According to Timeout, along with a statement from the Finnish embassy in…

Finnish embassy in Hanoi published travel advice to travelers

The embassy of Finland in Hanoi published an official statement for travelers to consider options regarding restrictions during Coronavirus crisis on 15 June 2020. The statement said: Due to a pandemic, the situation in any country or region can change suddenly and unforeseeably. If your own journey is necessary, you must still remember that restriction…

Half of Finnair customers planning leisure trips by air, flights within Europe first choice

Finnair has asked its customers how they feel about traveling by air again. Half of them were already thinking about leisure trips by air, and almost nine out of ten customers said they expected to fly at least once within the next year. The respondents were over 3000 Finnair Loyalty program customers. “We expect air…