Category: Iceland

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,…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Outdated: Do I need visa, health certificate and additional insurance when traveling to Thailand?

Read also:Danes, Swedes, Norwegians must now have medical certificates to board planes to Thailand Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has set up a page with requirements for travelers who are going to Thailand. There are three different requirements for travelers coming from three different zones. 1. Requirements for travelers from the Disease Infected Zones. (Click…

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…

President Duterte announced lock down regulations regarding Covid-19

The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced the latest regulations regarding Covid-19 at a press conference in Manila on 13 March 2020. “Land domestic air and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila shall be suspended beginning of 15 March and ended 14 April 2020 – Announced by President Duterte on 13 March 2020.” This…