Since we’re a promotor of traveling to Scandinavia, we feel committed to inform our readers about what the coronavirus means to you and your travels. As the situation evolves the article Coronavirus: What It Means For Your Visit to Scandinavia Or Elsewhere is the best place to stay informed.
Our team has been closely monitoring official news and guidance about the coronavirus outbreak in order to support our global community. Prearranged itineraries are continuing to go ahead however, and if you have an upcoming arrangement and you are unsure whether to travel please follow the guidance below:
Ensure you stay informed
Our focus right now is how we can best support our readers with planned travel. Given the health and safety risks posed by the virus, we ask all travelers to review local authorities’ travel guidance and health advisories related to this outbreak, in addition to global guidance from the World Health Organization. A list of reputable sources can be found below:
Keep up communication
As the situation evolves it is more important than ever that if you have private arrangements, both parties communicate their status and travel plans.
Make sure you have a plan B
We always advise that all travelers have a plan B before departure date in case there are any unforeseen circumstances. Given that the coronavirus situation is evolving daily, it is important to make sure you have a plan B which you can rely on if for any reason you are unable to travel.
Check your travel provider
We advise travelers to check that planned transport is going ahead with their travel provider. Due to lack of demand some travel providers have cancelled flights or arranged alternative routes which may result in unexpected delays.
Make sure you have travel insurance
You are also encouraged to arrange any additional insurance you feel is necessary. We strongly advise you look into relevant travel and health insurance.
Make sure your emergency contact is updated
This is important in case you do start to feel unwell while you are away, or if you become delayed as a result of the virus. Keep a note with your emergency contact.
Hurtigruten introduces a risk-free flexible rebooking-policy – allowing guests to change their bookings to any Hurtigruten cruise until the summer of 2021.
Coronavirus: What It Means For Your Visit to Scandinavia Or Elsewhere, compiled by Tor Kjolberg