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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Coronavirus: Scandinavians in Asia urged to “be cautious”

The Danish, Swedish and Norwegian official travel advice to their citizens is to “be cautious” when travelling to countries in Asia in order not to get infected by the corona virus COVID-19. All three countries advises strongly against travelling to China. Only Norway suggests avoid travelling also to other areas where there is a prevalent…

Embassy of Sweden in Manila co-host Women2020 summit

The Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries joined the Women2020 Summit in Samsung Hall at SM Aura Manila, an event celebrating International Women’s Day, on 5 March 2020. His Excellency shared the key milestones and movements in Swedish progress towards gender equality. The Embassy of Sweden co-hosted the event in partnership with SPARK Philippines,UN Women Asia and…

Kari Herlevi – Finnish Circular Economy expert shares insights

Finland is aiming at becoming a global circular economy (CE) leader by 2025. As a country it came up with its first CE roadmap in 2016, with the leadership of Sitra, and has organised the annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) since 2017.In this regard, Business Finland has also launched a program that supports the…