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Ups and downs: Scandinavian and Asian countries fall and rise in World Happiness Ranking

The annual World Happiness Report was released 20 March 2020. The report revealed an interesting shift in the rankings of the happiness of the countries of the world. The Scandinavian countries are notoriously known for ranking high in reports of happiness and welfare with Finland ranking first place for the third year in a row…

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…

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…

Thailand increases restrictions to curb Covid-19 spread

Thai Prime minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-o-cha had a press conference to declare the safety agreement regarding Covid-19 situation on 17 March 2020 that said: Temporarily closing of all entertainment venues such as pubs, bars, dance clubs, boxing stadiums, movie theatres, massage parlours in Bangkok and suburban areas for 14 days from 18-31 March 2020. Temporarily…

The next Volvo Cars Thailand Center will be an overall service hub for South East Asia

Volvo Car Thailand, Co, Ltd announced on Monday 16 March 2020 its latest plan to build a massive 23,331 square metre cargo centre on Bangna-Trad Km.23 Rd. in Bangkok. Together with WHA Cooperation Co,Ltd., the cargo will become a Build-to-Suit centre, combining all 4 main Volvo’s business in one place which are: Logistic Centre as…

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…

Thai government announced new travel policy regarding COVID19

Thai government announced the latest policies regarding the Coronavirus – Covid 19 situation in Thailand, at the government house, on 12 March 2020. An hour long press conference gave insight of domestic care and how to handle travelers to Thailand. Doctor Rungrueng Kitpati, consultant and representative of Ministry of Public Health said: “As the virus…

Travelling to and from Scandinavia during corona-chaos: what to expect and do

Check later news here: https://scandasia.com/all-travellers-to-thailand-must-have-visa-obtained-in-advance-health-certificate-and-additional-insurance/ Travelers who come to Scandinavia won’t be met with screenings and temperature-checks in the airport, according to the National Health Agencies of Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. It could however still come The Danish government is looking into the option to implement forced health-checks upon arrival in Denmark, forced isolation…