Denmark eased entry rules since Monday
As part of the new agreement on standardization and simplification of COVID-19 travel rules, Danish authorities have revealed that unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers arriving in the country from EU countries only need to present ‘ a single COVID-19 test result, performed either before departure or within 24 hours upon arrival.
This rule also applies to Danish citizens and permanent residents of the country and has been in effect since Monday 25 October. to this change, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
In addition, all travelers from the following countries, members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are also allowed to enter the country by showing only a test result before or upon arrival:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Country Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
At present, the Danish authorities have divided third countries into two categories; countries at risk and countries at high risk.
Unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers from countries at risk are allowed to enter Denmark with a negative test on arrival. The category includes the following countries:
- United Arab Emirates
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
All other countries not appearing in any of the above lists (EU, Schengen area, OECD or risk country lists) are considered high risk countries.
Unvaccinated and unrecovered arrivals from high-risk countries are required to follow the rules listed below:
- Take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of arriving in Denmark, regardless of presenting a pre-departure test
- Quarantine for ten days on arrival, with the option to end the isolation by passing a test on the fourth day
Permanent residents and citizens of EU, Schengen area or OECD countries who can present a recovery certificate or proof of vaccination via the EU COVID-19 digital certificate (EUDCC) or another equivalent platform are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements.
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In addition, holders of a vaccination certificate equivalent to EUDCC, which includes nationals of Albania, Israel, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, Turkey and Ukraine, can also enter in the Scandinavian country without being subject to testing and quarantine requirements.
“If you have documents for a positive PCR test taken more than 14 days ago but less than 12 months ago, you can enter Denmark without testing or self-isolation. “ the official site also explains.
However, for those who hold a recovery certificate, if throughout their trip to Denmark stop in a risk area, they must test and self-isolate upon arrival.
Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that 377,825 positive cases of COVID-19 infection have been recorded in Denmark, of which 1,411 have been reported in the past 24 hours. In addition, 2,699 deaths linked to this virus have been recorded in the country since the pandemic struck.
According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), around 89.2% of the adult population in Denmark has received the first vaccine against COVID-19, while 88% are fully vaccinated.