Demark lifts COVID-19 entry restrictions for all third-country travelers
Danish authorities have announced that the country will no longer apply COVID-19 measures to incoming travelers from third countries.
Previously, non-EU/Schengen area travelers who had not completed their vaccination process with a recognized vaccine dose as well as those who had not recovered from the virus, were required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 24 hours upon arrival. Denmark.
However, Denmark’s Ministry of Health has announced that from today, March 29, such a requirement will no longer apply, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
“As of March 1, 2022, the only remaining COVID-19 entry restriction is the requirement to get tested within 24 hours of entering Denmark for people who have not been vaccinated with a recognized vaccine or who have already been infected and who enter from countries outside the EU. and Schengen. This requirement will be lifted at midnight on the night of March 29, 2022, after which there will be no more COVID-19 restrictions on entry to Denmark,” the ministry statement said.
According to this statement, all travellers, regardless of country of origin and vaccination status, are now allowed to enter Denmark without having to comply with any entry rules. They will no longer be required to present a valid vaccination, recovery or test certificate upon arrival in Denmark, regardless of the reason for their trip.
Nonetheless, the ministry noted that authorities will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. It was explained that they might reintroduce some of the measures if the situation started to deteriorate.
“The infection situation in Denmark and abroad is still being closely monitored, including with regard to worrying new virus variants. In connection with this eventuality, the so-called ’emergency brake’ may be activated if worrying viral variants appear”, stressed the ministry.
Denmark also allows unrestricted entry to all EU/Schengen travellers. As of March 1, 2022, travelers from the EU/Schengen area are allowed to enter Denmark without having to show COVID-19 proof.
Besides abolishing its entry rules for incoming travellers, Denmark has also already eased its national measures against COVID-19. Travelers, as well as Danish citizens, are no longer obliged to follow strict measures. Currently, only the obligation to wear a face mask when accessing the various health facilities remains in place.
Besides Denmark, six other European countries have also abolished all their entry rules. Iceland, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Norway and Slovenia now allow unrestricted entry to all travellers, even those who have not been vaccinated or cured of the virus.