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Denmark to send emergency planes to return Danes in the Philippines

The current outbreak of the novel coronavirus makes it problematic for Danes on vacation in the Philippines to return home to Denmark, according to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as they announced in a press release on the evening of 24 March 2020 that they would install exclusive flights to and from the Philippines…

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…

Nordic countries contribute funds for Covid-19 vaccine research

The Norwegian government published on 18 March 2020 an official statement as an update on the Covid-19 vaccine effort. The statement said: “Several countries are now supporting Norway’s appeal for funding for the development of a vaccine against the Covid-19 virus. Germany, Sweden, Finland and Denmark are among the countries that are now pledging millions.…

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…

No tears: All passengers to Europe passed check-in

We are in Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. The time is almost 22.00. In a few minutes the check-in counters for Thai Airways flights to Europe will open. We are here to see, if any passengers are refused boarding because they do not have the required documents or sufficient reason to travel. There are fewer people…

Danish Embassy in Bangkok updates Thai Airways daily with instructions

The Danish Embassy in Bangkok updates the supervisor at Thai Airways daily with a list of criteria which travelers they may allow to board the current flight from Bangkok to Copenhagen – and which passengers they have to refuse boarding the plane. The instructions ensure that all passengers on the flights to Copenhagen can get…

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…

All Scandinavian countries closed for non-EU travelers

The Swedish- and Finnish governments announced on17 March 2020 that both Nordic countries will now close their borders for the time ever to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. Both the Swedish- and Finnish borders will close 19 March 2020. Although the borders are formally closed, the Swedish- and Finnish governments still allow their…

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…