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China, Vietnam and Denmark most positive about Covid-19 vaccine

According to a 32-nation study in December, China, Vietnam, and Denmark had the highest levels of Covid-19 vaccine acceptance. The survey was done across 32 countries with almost 27,000 respondents and coordinated by the Milan-based Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WIN). Polling firm Taloustutkimus carried out the Finnish part of the survey. Vietnam, China,…

Denmark introduces entry restrictions for all travelers until 17 January 2021

Royal Embassy of Denmark released on 9 January 2021 an update on the latest travel restrictions. A flight ban has been imposed on transportation of passengers from the entire world, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 24 hours prior to departure. The flight ban will enter into force…

Asia’s & Scandinavia’s best and worst visa-free passports revealed

Henley & Partners has released the latest results of the 2021 Henley Passport Index which shows how powerful the Asian and Nordic passports are in terms of travel freedom. The Henley Passport Index periodically ranks passports on the level of travel access they offer their holders without a prior visa. The rankings are based on…

EuroCham Vietnam invites to the first business briefing of the year on 8 January

The European Chamber of Commerce invites to the first event of the year – Vietnam Economic Outlook 2021 – with honoured speakers from the World Bank and BIDV | Hanoi Luncheon, 08 January 2021. Vietnam’s economy has shown a remarkable resilience to external shocks in 2020. While the medium-term outlook is broadly favorable, the economy…

Norway and Vietnam take up seats as non-permanent members of UN Security Council

Norway has been elected by the General Assembly for the 2021-2022 term and the country took up seat as non-permanent members in the United Nations Security Council on 4 January 2021. Vietnam was elected last year for the term 2020-2021 and the two countries will sit together for the first year. The Security Council has…

Vietnam launched 5G network through its relationship with Ericsson

The year of 2020 will be remembered as a milestone in Vietnam’s ICT history as three of the country’s largest mobile operators, Viettel, VNPT, and MobiFone gave consumers the first experience of 5G through commercial pilots in partnerships with mobile network equipment providers like Swedish Ericsson. The 5G services have already been launched in several…

Study in Finland Autumn programmes 2021 open for applications on 7 January

Study in Finland announced on 2 January 2020 that the joint application period to studies starting in autumn (September) 2021 will be open 7-20 January 2021 at Studyinfo.fi. See instructions on how to apply in the link provided. Some degree programmes may however have a different application schedule, so always check with the university of…

Vietnam secures 30 million doses of Swedish-British AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines

Vietnam has signed an agreement to secure the purchase of 30 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca Plc, British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company, the government said on 4 January. Vietnam is looking to purchase more Covid-19 vaccines from other companies like Pfizer as well. Truong Quoc Cuong, Vietnam’s deputy health minister…

The Connecting Jazz event by Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam was a success

“Connecting Jazz” musical event organized by the Sweden Alumni Network in Vietnam took successfully place in Hanoi on 29 December 2020. The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi says: “It was a fantastic and enjoyable jazz night last night co-organized by Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam-SANV and Vietnam National Academy of Music – VNAM performed by the…