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Denmark Moves Several European Regions to Orange List & Tightens Entry Rules for US & Some Other Third Countries

Danish authorities have announced that all people who have not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 coming from Croatia and regions of several other EU countries, including Austria, Italy, Norway and Sweden, will now have to follow the testing requirements.

The decision, which went into effect on September 4, was made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in line with the latest numbers from the Stats Serum Institute and will remain in effect until September 16, reports.

According to the latest update, due to an increase in cases of COVID-19 virus, with the exception of Croatia, the following EU/Schengen area areas are now part of the Danish Yellow Category:

Austria: Lower Austria Italy: Bolzano Norway: Innlandet, Agder, Trøndelag Sweden: Southern Sweden (including Malmö, Helsingborg and Lund) and West Sweden (including Gothenburg)

Thus, following the newly made changes, unvaccinated and non-exempt travelers arriving from any of the above mentioned regions must undergo a COVID-19 test after entering Denmark.

“Travelers who have not been fully vaccinated or have previously been infected, there is a requirement to take a post-entry test. Travelers are encouraged to take a PCR test rather than a rapid test after returning to Denmark,” a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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In addition, the same ministry revealed that the United States and Israel are now part of the orange category. As a result, all non-vaccinated and non-exempt travelers from these two countries are required to follow strict rules, provided they enter for essential purposes.

They must hold a valid PCR test result or a rapid antigen test result, which was taken prior to admission. The result of the PCR test should not be more than 72 hours, while the result of the rapid antigen test should not be older than 48 hours.

Furthermore, non-vaccinated and non-exempt travelers from the US and Israel must undergo a second test after entry and remain in self-isolation for ten days.

The same testing and self-isolation rules will now apply to four other third countries – Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and North Macedonia – as they have passed the COVID-19 infection criteria and have been moved to the orange category.

In contrast, fully vaccinated and recovered travelers from the United States, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Montenegro and North Macedonia can enter Denmark without having to undergo pre-arrival COVID-19 testing or self-isolation rules, regardless of the purpose of their entry.

Earlier, reported that Denmark has imposed testing requirements for non-vaccinated/non-exempt travelers from Bulgaria, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Slovenia and Liechtenstein.

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