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Denmark Expands List of Vaccines Accepted for Travel Into Country

Danish authorities have announced that the country is now recognizing several other travel vaccinations.

According to a press release from the Danish Ministry of Health, the list of approved vaccines for entry into the country has been expanded.

Previously, Denmark only accepted vaccines that were approved for use by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). However, in line with the new changes, the list will now include four additional vaccines – Kovishield, Covaccin, Sinovac and Sinopharma, TheSchengen.com reports.

The four newly added vaccines have been approved for use by the World Health Organization (WHO) and have already been accepted by many countries of the European Union and the Schengen Area.

“The list of vaccines recognized for use in entry is now expanded with the additional four vaccines Covishield, Covaxin, Sinovac and Sinopharm, which also appear on the WHO’s list of approved vaccines for emergency use,” the Ministry of Health statement reads.

Thus, after the new additions, the full list of vaccines recognized for entry into Denmark is as follows:

Pfizer / BioNTech Moderna AstraZeneca Janssen Covishield Covaxin Sinovac Sinopharm

The ministry also announced that from February 1, travelers arriving in the country will not be required to take a pre-entry test.

The ministry explained that “the previous general entry restrictions that were in force before the application of the strict temporary entry restrictions will continue from Tuesday, February 1, until February 28, 2022.”

This means that all travelers, regardless of their country of origin, can enter Denmark without having to undergo entry rules, such as testing and quarantine requirements, provided they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with one of the nine vaccines listed above.

In line with the new rules, people without a valid vaccination certificate can enter Denmark as well. However, they must follow certain entry rules in order to be able to do so.

Non-vaccinated and non-exempt travelers from the EU/Schengen area can enter Denmark as long as they are tested for COVID-19 within 24 hours of entry or have a negative test result prior to entry. The PCR test must be performed within 72 hours prior to admission, while the rapid antigen test must be performed within 48 hours prior to admission.

Citizens of other countries can also enter Denmark without holding a valid vaccination or recovery certificate. Travelers from a country outside the European Union on the Danish risk list must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours prior to entry.

On the other hand, third-country nationals arriving in Denmark from a high-risk country must follow the rules of testing and self-isolation.

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