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Denmark Removes Greece From Its COVID-19 Safe Countries List

Greek nationals wishing to enter Denmark will be required to follow the entry rules as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece has moved Greece from green to yellow.

This decision means that the Greek Republic no longer belongs to the list of countries that are considered completely safe, based on their epidemiological situation. However, the following parts of Greece are still on the green list:

Greece: Eastern Macedonia, Thrace, North Aegean, Central Macedonia, Western Macedonia, Western Greece, Ionian Islands, Central Greece, Peloponnese.

According to the same ministry announcement, the following countries are also part of the yellow list:

In addition, the yellow category also includes the following regions of Spain:

Galicia, Castilla-La Mancha and Melilla

“On return from yellow countries, travelers who have not been fully vaccinated or previously infected are required to take a post-entry test,” the statement explains.

In an effort to stem the spread of the virus, especially the delta variant, Danish authorities are urging travelers to take PCR tests instead of rapid antigen tests upon entry, reports.

The ministry confirmed that children under the age of 16 are excluded from such a decision.

Travelers from Latvia and French Guiana are required to follow entry requirements when planning a visit to Denmark, as both regions belong to the orange category of countries which includes medium-risk countries.

All areas included in the orange category are subject to stricter entry restrictions.

The Danish Foreign Ministry moved Ukraine to the yellow category after assessing the case of COVID-19 in the latter.

The orange category currently includes the following countries outside the European Union and the Schengen area: Rwanda, Thailand, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

The red category, which consists of countries most affected by the disease, currently includes Cuba, Libya, Malaysia, Tunisia and Iran.

In addition, the authorities in Denmark have clarified that the following regions will be part of the red list:

Great Britain: West Midlands, East Midlands, southwest, southeast, London, eastern England as well as Northern Ireland (all of Great Britain except Wales).

Last week, Danish authorities imposed new entry restrictions for travelers from some regions of Slovakia and Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic situation.

According to statistics published by the World Health Organization, Denmark has recorded a total of 306,100 cases of COVID-19 and 2,542 deaths.

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