Danish authorities have announced that travelers arriving in the country from Portugal, Sweden, Liechtenstein and several other regions in France and Greece will be allowed to enter without restrictions since they have been moved to the Green List, which includes countries deemed safe based on their COVID-19 epidemiological status.
The announcement, made by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was in line with recent figures provided by the Serum Statins Institute and went into effect yesterday, October 9, TheSchengen.com reports.
With the exception of Portugal, Sweden and Liechtenstein, the areas that turned green yesterday are as follows:
Regions of France: Occitanie, Grand Est and Corsica Regions of Greece: Northern Aegean including Chios, Lesbos and Samos
Accordingly, based on the current rules in force in Denmark, all travelers from one of the countries and regions on the Green List who have been vaccinated against or recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months can now enter Denmark without having to. Follow any entry rules.
This decision means that they are not required to take the test before or after entry. In addition, they are also exempt from the self-isolation rule.
Furthermore, with regard to Danes planning to travel outside the country, the ministry indicated that they can now travel to one of the newly added countries and regions to the Green List without having to undergo a COVID-19 test upon their return to Denmark, regardless of their vaccination status them.
“Liechtenstein, Sweden and Portugal as well as areas in France and Greece turn green in travel guides. This means that unvaccinated Danish tourists can go on vacation to these areas without having to be tested upon their return to Denmark,” the ministry statement said.
In addition, the same ministry announced that since yesterday, Lithuania has become part of the yellow list, which means that unvaccinated and non-exempt travelers arriving in Denmark from this country must undergo a COVID-19 test after entry. In return, Lithuanian travelers who have been vaccinated and fully recovered are allowed entry without restrictions.
Similar to last week, authorities were keen to highlight that Danes can now travel to most countries and regions around the world. In addition, with the exception of countries in the European Union and the Schengen area, many other third countries, including popular international winter destinations, are now part of Denmark’s orange list, which consists of countries at medium risk in terms of COVID-19 status, which means Traveling to these areas is no longer discouraging.
However, everyone has been advised to check the entry rules and restrictions of the destination country before traveling to avoid any inconvenience.
Previously, the Association of Danish Travel Agents and Tour Operators (DRF) called on the government of Denmark to remove travel restrictions on third-country nationals.