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Travelling to Denmark This Spring: What COVID-19 Rules to Expect?

Denmark is the first European member country to announce the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, and the country remains a hassle-free destination in terms of the virus. However, there are still entry rules in force that must be followed in order to be able to travel to the Scandinavian country.

Entry requirements for travelers from EU/EEA countries

The Danish government has exempted travelers from the European Union from all travel restrictions. According to the Danish government’s official website for coronavirus information, EU citizens can travel to Denmark regardless of vaccination or a certificate of recovery, TheSchengen.com reports.

Entry conditions for travelers from third world countries

On the other hand, third-country nationals are allowed to enter Denmark if they can present a valid vaccination or refund certificate. PCR testing must be performed within 24 hours of arrival of the unvaccinated, as self-tests are not accepted by Danish authorities.

“You need to register at covidresults.dk to get the test and see the test result. You will receive your results within 48 hours. Usually your PCR test results are ready in less than 24 hours. If you have not received the results within 48 hours, We encourage you to take another test. Please note that express test sites are closed from March 6. There may be a possibility of express tests with private providers for a fee,” the authority warns about testing requirements in the country.

The Danish authorities acknowledge that they are valid for the introduction of all vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), which include the following:

AstraZeneca Vaccine/Oxford Johnson & Johnson Moderna Pfizer/Biontech Sinopharma Sinovac Kovaccin Kovovac Novaxovid Local COVID-19 Restrictions

While the majority of local restrictions have been lifted in Denmark, the requirement to wear a face mask during flights remains in place. Otherwise, there are no COVID-19 restrictions imposed on travelers while commuting on public transportation.

The site notes that “continued focus on testing efforts is also recommended in relation to staff in aged care and social services as well as visitors to nursing homes and social services.”

The general recommendation also remains effective for those who attend cultural and sporting events as organizers of such activities may encourage attendees to test or practice social distancing at the event.

Although there are no restrictions on cafes, restaurants and bars, it is still possible for private businesses and cultural institutions to require a coronavirus passport to use a face mask while in common areas.

According to the data of the World Health Organization, the number of positive cases in Denmark has reached 2803,857 since the beginning of the epidemic, and 4,687 deaths were recorded at the same time. In addition, about 112,194 cases and 226 deaths were reported in the country during the past seven days.

However, the country has one of the highest vaccination rates in the European Union with 81.7 percent of the population having received the initial course of vaccines while 62.4 percent have been vaccinated with booster doses.

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