Tag: Covid-19

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Sweden and Indonesia announced temporary travel ban

The Sweden Government decided on18 March 2020, to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the virus. The decision takes effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than…

Norwegian government cooperates with airlines to assist Norwegians coming home

The Norwegian government published an official press release on 17 March 2020 that said: Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ine Eriksen Søreide said “We are in a serious and unpredictable situation. It is becoming harder for many Norwegian citizens to return home because more and more countries are closing their borders and airspace and introducing…

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…

Vietnam suspends visa-wavier program for Nordic countries

Vietnam has decided to temporarily suspend visa-wavier program for citizens from Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Spain amid complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic from 9 March 2020. Travellers from these countries must from now on apply for a visa before they can board a plane to Vietnam. Earlier, the…

SCII Implements Handshake-Free Zone to Thwart Corona Outbreak

The Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation (SCII) has implemented a handshake-free zone throughout its building, offices and classrooms to avoid the potential spreading of the coronavirus. This is among a slew of precautionary measures the School has adopted to ensure health and safety in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Besides restricting international travel to…