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Asian countries rank high in new corona-fear survey

Asian countries are more scared to contract the novel coronavirus than Scandinavian countries, according to a new survey from YouGov based on the percentage of 27,000 participants from 26 countries who have reported that they are ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ scared of contracting COVID-19. Amongst the countries are China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan,…

New Dean of the Danish Seamen’s Church and Churches Abroad

The Danish Seamen’s Church and Churches Abroad (DSUK) announced in a press release on 27 March 2020 that Selma Ravn’s first day as the new Dean of the Danish Seaman’s and overseas Churches. She replaces Pia Sundbøll who will retire by the end of April. Selma Ravn is currently the vicar at Frederikskirken in Paris,…

Sweden continues to reject isolation

Despite almost 3.500 confirmed cases of Swedes infected with the novel coronavirus and 105 deaths, Sweden refuses to install restrictions to prevent spreading of the virus. A clear contrast to the rest of Scandinavia and Europe. While the Swedish authorities have advised the Swedish citizens to practice social distancing Metronews reports that Swedes are still…

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.…

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs created facebook group to assist stranded Danes overseas

The Danish Ministry of Foreign created a facebook group to assist stranded Danes overseas due to Coronavirus crisis. The statement was published on 21 March 2020 that said: “Are you stranded outside Denmark’s borders – or are you abroad who wants to help other danes in a difficult situation? We are in contact with many…

Finland install further measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Nationwide, Finland has confirmed 880 cases of COVID-19 and three deaths: the spread of the virus is further along in the region of Uusimaa that surrounds the capitol city Helsinki with over half of the confirmed cases coming from this region. “The only workable way to slow the spread of the epidemic is to limit…

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…

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…

Singapore Airline reduced 96% flights until end of April

With ongoing global government policies change in order to combat complex Covid-19 situation, Singapore Airlines is wavering all rebooking fees for tickets issued on or before 15 March 2020, for travel up to 31 May 2020, with immediate effect. although a fare difference may apply for the new itinerary. The national airline also announced on…