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Denmark to Impose New Facilitated Travel Rules From February 1

Denmark is the latest country to announce easing travel rules despite the large number of COVID-19 cases prevalent across the continent.

On Friday, the Ministry of Health decided to remove several restrictions, including pre-entry testing requirements, expanding the number of vaccines accepted for entry into the country, restrictions on cruise tourism, and more.

“The more stringent temporary requirements for pre-testing, which were introduced on December 27, are now being phased out. Previous general entry restrictions that were in place prior to the implementation of the Toughened Temporary Entry Restrictions will continue from Tuesday, February 1, 2022, through February 28, 2022,” the ministry notes in a press release. It announced the easing of procedures.

It also announces that the list of vaccines accepted for travel to the country has also been expanded with four other vaccines that are part of the World Health Organization’s list of approved vaccines for emergency use. As a result, the following vaccinations are now accepted for travel to Denmark:

Pfizer / BioNTech Moderna AstraZeneca Janssen Novavax Covishield Covaxin Sinovac Sinopharm

Previously, Denmark accepted only the first five vaccines on this list for entry into its territory, and they are the only vaccines that have a marketing authorization in the European Union on the recommendation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

At the same time, the country has also abolished the requirement that the traveler be a permanent resident of an EU/Schengen country, an OECD country, or a country at risk of COVID-19 in order to have his vaccination recognized. As a result of the move, travelers from all over the world can enter Denmark, provided they are fully vaccinated with one of the above-mentioned vaccines.

Finally, the country has also lifted restrictions on cruise tourism by applying the same restrictions to these tourists as it is to all other incoming travelers.

Thus, from Tuesday, February 1, Denmark is allowing entry to people from all over the world, given that they have valid proof of vaccination with a recognized vaccine. Those who were previously infected with COVID-19 can also enter the country.

“People entering the European Union and Schengen Area without valid evidence of vaccination with a recognized vaccine or previous infection must take a test within 24 hours of entry unless you have an antigen negative (48 hours) or PCR test (72 hours) taken Before entering, the Ministry of Health explains this.

According to travelers from Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Uruguay who attempt to enter Denmark without valid proof of vaccination or recovery, they must submit negative results of a COVID-19 test taken within the past 24 hours.

Travelers from the rest of the world who enter on the basis of a negative COVID-19 test must isolate themselves upon arrival in Denmark. However, they can leave isolation if they test negative for a COVID-19 PCR test no later than the sixth day of their isolation.

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Source: schengenvisainfo.com

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