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Denmark to Facilitate Entry Rules for EU & Non-EU Travellers From March 1

From the early hours of March 1, 2022, travelers from the European Union and the Schengen area will be eligible to enter Denmark completely without restrictions, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

At the same time, travelers from third countries will also be eligible to enter Denmark under the concessional rules, starting on the same date, TheSchengen.com reports.

The Danish Ministry of Health announced the move in a press release on Friday, February 25, in which the new entry rules for travelers from outside the European Union were explained.

“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 COVID-19 within the 180 In the past days, they are exempted from this requirement and can therefore enter without restriction,” notes the press release.

It further clarifies that children under the age of 15 and certain other designated groups are also exempt from the obligation to test on arrival.

The move to ease entry rules for travelers from third countries is based on a recommendation from the Danish Epidemiology Committee, which claims that entry restrictions can be greatly eased due to the current situation of COVID-19, which is no longer a threat as before.

“The new relaxed restrictions apply until March 29, 2022,” the ministry notes, adding that if the situation changes for the worse, the restrictions can be tightened again.

Previously, at the end of January this year, the Danish Committee for the Control of Epidemiology agreed to raise the requirements for testing and isolation when entering Denmark for travelers from European Union and Schengen countries.

On the same date, Denmark also expanded the list of accepted vaccines for entry with four additional vaccines – Kovishield, Covaccin, Sinovac and Sinopharm.

Another requirement to enter Denmark amid COVID-19 at the end of January was residency. Prior to that date, Denmark recognized vaccination only for those with permanent residence in the European Union, a Schengen country, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development or in a country at risk of COVID-19, and those with vaccination certificates recognized as equal to a COVID digital certificate from the EU European. Now, however, all people who have been vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved as valid for entry can travel to Denmark.

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