Monday, May 17, 2021

Denmark Abolishes Quarantine Requirement for Arrivals From Several Regions of Spain & Portugal

The Danish authorities have decided to move Nepal to the red list of countries with a high risk of COVID-19  as well as Malta and several regions of Spain and Portugal from the orange list to the yellow one due to a drop in the number of COVID-19 cases on the latter.

Nepal was moved from the orange to the red list following the recommendation of SSI as the country has been recording high infection rates, which means that all travel, including business travel to and from Nepal, is highly discouraged.

In addition, Denmark decided to position Nepal on the red list after considering the widespread of the COVID-19 mutations in several Indian regions that border Nepal.

Except for Nepal, Denmark also banned entry to all arrivals from India due to the Coronavirus situation in the country.

In a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was revealed that regions of Spain that moved from the orange to yellow list include Asturias, Balearic Islands, Ceuta, Extremadura, Galicia, Canary Islands, Murcia, and Valencia.

Moreover, the regions of Portugal that moved to the yellow list include Azores and Madeira.

The new change on entry restrictions for these specific countries and regions started being effective on May 15, reports.

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated that they update the country’s travel guidelines weekly in line with the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) figures.

Last Friday, the country started phase three of the gradual reopening of its borders, following the second phase that started back on May 1, which permitted fully vaccinated travellers and children under 18 to travel to countries placed on the orange list.

The third phase includes relaxation of entry restrictions for countries and regions placed on the yellow list. Thus, more travellers will be exempt from the strict quarantine requirements when entering Denmark.

All residents of an EU or Schengen Area country placed on the orange list are now allowed to enter Norway without an essential purpose. Nevertheless, they will still be required to undergo Coronavirus testing and stay self-isolated. This rule does not apply to those who are fully vaccinated or have been previously infected.

However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all non-essential travel to countries with strict entry restrictions against Danish travellers, even if the country meets the low infection rate criteria. More specifically, this applies to travel to Iceland, Norway, and Portugal.

Currently, there are no countries outside the EU or Schengen Area that are placed on the yellow list.

According to the Danish authorities, during phase four of the gradual reopening, which will begin on June 26, countries will continue to be divided into three different categories.

However, those holding the EU COVID-19 Certificate will be allowed to enter and leave Denmark. Consequently, Danish citizens holding the certificate will be able to visit EU and Schengen Area travel destinations during the summer holidays.

Earlier this month, Denmark decided to allow entry to Israeli travellers after the country was added to the orange list.

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