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Norway introduces mandatory Covid-19 testing and digital registration for all travelers

Effective from 2 January 2021, the Norwegian government has imposed mandatory Covid-19 testing for all travelers entering Norway. The test must be done as soon as possible and within 24 hours after arrival at the latest. Travelers must only enter Norway through border stations with testing facilities or through border stations with police control. Monica…

ScandAsia had 461,118 visitors in 2020

ScandAsia was quite popular last year! We had 461,118 visitors! Our best month was June with 57,328 visitors! In terms of demographics, ScandAsia’s 461,118 visitors came from 228 different countries. Our Top 5 Countries were 1. Thailand 57,530 – 2. United States 56,001 – 3. Singapore 31,568 – 4. Sweden 26,097 – 5. Denmark 26,006. In terms of gender, 56% were…

No entry to Philippines until 15 January 2021

On 30 December 2020 the Philippines Authorities introduced new travel restrictions as followed: Effective from 30 December 2010 until 15 January 2021, as a precaution to the possible entry of the new variant of the COVID-19 virus into the country, The Philippine Authorities has banned all incoming passengers with flights originating or transiting or have…

Singapore temporarily halts import of egg and poultry from Denmark due to Bird flu

Due to the H5N8 avian influenza (bird flu) detection in Denmark in recent months, some countries, including Singapore, Japan, Russia, the United and Arab Emirates have temporarily stopped importing eggs and poultry such as chickens from the country. The bird flu has been reportedly spreading in Europe in recent weeks, with wild birds suspected for…

Export to Asia saved Nordic Gin House during the pandemic

The Danish company Nordic Gin House has aligned with new global partners in China, Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar in the midst of the pandemic, to secure export opportunities and save the company from closing down. In order for the small company from Hørsholm, Denmark to survive during Covid-19 restrictions that closed the doors to the…

Swedish Alfa Laval secures SEK 75 million wastewater treatment order in Singapore

The Swedish company Alfa Laval, global provider of specialized products and solutions for heavy industry, heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling, has secured an order with a value of approximately SEK 75 million to supply decanters to a wastewater treatment plant in Singapore. The order was booked in the Decanters unit of the Food…

FIFA men’s U20 World Cup in Indonesia postponed to 2023

The young football talents will not be allowed to play in the championship planned to be held in Indonesia next year, as the International Football Association (Fifa) have postponed the men’s U20 due to challenges of the corona pandemic. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the…

Moomin’s adventures on screen at the ArtScience Museum Singapore

Moomin fans are invited to enjoy a very Moomin Christmas with free screening until 10 January 2021 at the ArtScience Museum Singapore. ArtScience on Screen is bringing some festive cheer to the museum with a season-long screening of wintery themed episodes from ‘Adventures from Moominvalley’, the 1990-91 series that follows the magical quests of a…

Norwegian Government introduce registration forms for all people entering Norway

On 22 December 2020 the Norwegian Government introduced a registration requirement for all people entering Norway. As of noon Monday 21 December, all people entering Norway will have to register themselves as a step in improving infection control. The general rule is that all people, including Norwegian citizens, must register their information. Read more in…

Fly virtual flight to Santa’s hometown and support UNICEF’s work with Finnair

Finnair announced on 22 December 2020 that is is now possible to fly to Santa’s Finnish home from your own sofa! Santa’s official airline, Finnair, will offer eight ‘flights’ using virtual reality to transport you to Santa in his hometown, Rovaniemi, from 25 December 2020 The Finnair flights are created with one of the most…