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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.…

International ski conference in Pattaya moved

The International Ski Federation FIS has decided to move its world congress planned for May 17-23 in Pattaya, Thailand due to the corona crisis. The Congress gathers every year over 1000 participants from national skiing federations around the world. Norwegian Ski Federation’s President Erik Röste has from the beginning strongly opposed holding the congress in…

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Singapore closes temporarily – but offers social solution

Due to the novel coronavirus the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Singapore is closing its doors temporarily, announced the Church in its newsletter 26 March 2020. The closure will last until 13 April 2020 to prevent the spreading and reduce the risk of infection by the novel coronavirus by not gathering many people together. “We still…

Norwegian government granted state fund to national airlines

The Norwegian government proposed $547( NOK 6 Billion) state aid package for the countries aviation companies. While half of the sum would be distributed among various airlines, including SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Widerøe, Norwegian could be the sole beneficiary of the other half, totaling to $274 million (NOK 3 billion). However, the government would direct…

Chinese doctors to provide WeChat consultations for overseas Chinese

Eight doctors from the Tongji Hospital and the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South Univeristy in the Chinese province of Hunan have volunteered to provide online consultations for overseas Chinese people through WeChat groups, reports the Chinese daily xinhuanet.com. The eight doctors have created 19 different WeChat groups for overseas Chinese people in 16 different…

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…