Latest Scandinavian Travel Industry News

TUI: All 30.000 Nordic travelers now back home

TUI Nordic announced on 31 March that they had completed repatriating over 30,000 Nordic travelers from different parts of the world to Scandinavia. The evacuation was part of TUI’s worldwide evacuation in which a total of 200,000 European guests have now been flown home. TUI is the largest corporation within tourism and travel in Denmark,…

“Danes in Thailand, come home now!”

“It is now, you must come home,” says Head of Department for citizen service Erik Broegger Rasmussen. In an unusually strong appeal, he tells Danish tourists as well as residents to get out now or within the next few days.   https://t.co/2CQ4KFuhtU Direktøren for @UMBorgerservice har et klart budskab til alle danske rejsende i Thailand:…

Stranded travelers in Laos can apply for stay-permits

Laos Immigration Department announced that foreigners and stateless people who can not leave Laos due to temporary closure of all borders, are able to request visa extensions,on 25 March 2020. According to  daily Vientiane Times report on 27 March 2020, stay-permits has to be extended for another month directly with the Department of Immigration in…

Cambodia suspends tourist visa from 30 March 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia published an official regulations statement regarding Covid-19 situation on 27 March 2020. The Royal Government of Cambodia is monitoring Covid-19 situation on daily basis and agreed to suspend tourist visa, visa on arrival, e-visa to all Foreign citizens from 30 March until 30 April 2020.…

Tommy Franssila at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort And Spa guides us to Danang

Tommy Franssila, Director – Culinary Operations, who was previously a familiar Nordic face at Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur is since May 2018 based at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa – in a leisure-focused setting. Tommy therefore constitutes our best possible guide to get a grip on what this destination called Danang has to…

Flights advisary for travellers in Philippines

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is streamlining its operations concentrating remaining flights within only one terminal. Beginning on 28 March 2020,12:01AM, the following airlines will be operating to and from NAIA Terminal 1: Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Oman Air, Korean Airlines, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Hong Kong Air, Eva Air, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, All…

Singapore Airline reduced 96% flights until end of April

With ongoing global government policies change in order to combat complex Covid-19 situation, Singapore Airlines is wavering all rebooking fees for tickets issued on or before 15 March 2020, for travel up to 31 May 2020, with immediate effect. although a fare difference may apply for the new itinerary. The national airline also announced on…

Sweden and Indonesia announced temporary travel ban

The Sweden Government decided on18 March 2020, to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the virus. The decision takes effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than…

Norwegian government cooperates with airlines to assist Norwegians coming home

The Norwegian government published an official press release on 17 March 2020 that said: Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ine Eriksen Søreide said “We are in a serious and unpredictable situation. It is becoming harder for many Norwegian citizens to return home because more and more countries are closing their borders and airspace and introducing…

Asian borders restriction policy update

As World Health Organisation announced Covid-19 situation reached pandemic state on 11 March 2020, Asian countries have adjusted travel restriction policies to maximise health safeguard for all. Please check with the embassies of countries you wish to visit when planing the trip. Singapore Singapore introduced self-quarantine on 16 March as a mandatory measure for all…