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Denmark Applies Facilitated Travel Rules for Non-EU Nationals From Today

Travelers from third countries are eligible to enter the territory of Denmark under the concessional travel rules, starting today, March 1, 2022.

The decision was announced last week, on February 25, by the Danish Ministry of Health, which in a press release regarding this step also indicated that starting today, all travel restrictions applied to arrivals from European Union countries and other Schengen area countries will stop. in existence, reports.

On the other hand, travelers arriving in Denmark from non-EU and non-Schengen countries can enter completely without restrictions as well, if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and hold a valid certificate proving it. The same applies to those who have recovered from the virus, while the rest need to be tested for COVIF-19 within 24 hours of arriving in the country.

“If you are entering from a non-EU or Schengen country, you will only be required to take a test within 24 hours of entry. People entering from outside the EU and Schengen area who have been vaccinated with a recognized vaccine or can document their COVID-19 infection within the last 180 One day, they are exempted from this requirement and can therefore enter without restrictions,” the Ministry of Health noted announcing the rules for facilitated entry.

Children under the age of 15 who have contracted COVID-19 and have not been vaccinated against it are also exempted from the obligation to get tested within 24 hours of arrival.

Third country nationals traveling to Denmark with their vaccination cards should be aware that all current COVID-19 vaccines are now being accepted for entry into the country. To be able to enter, a person must have been vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization (WHO), which are as follows:

Pfizer / BioNTech Moderna AstraZeneca Janssen Covishield Covaxin Sinovac Sinopharm

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At the same time, travelers should be aware that only those who have been vaccinated in the last 270 days are allowed to enter Denmark. Those vaccinated beyond this must receive the third vaccine or booster shots to be able to enter as vaccinated.

On the other hand, travelers from third countries who wish to enter Denmark as people who have recovered from COVID-19 must show evidence that they have contracted the virus sometime in the past 180 days and have recovered from it.

Those who have not been vaccinated or cured of the virus must submit COVID-19 test results taken 48 hours prior to arrival if an antigen test or 72 hours prior to arrival in cases where a PCR test was performed. Passengers without pre-departure test results are required to take the test within 24 hours upon arrival in Denmark.

The Danish Ministry of Health notes that these restrictions will remain in place until March 29, however, if the situation related to COVID-19 changes for the worse, the country will tighten entry rules again.

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