Monday, June 7, 2021

Denmark Opens Borders for Vaccinated Travellers From UK, US & 11 Other Third-Countries

Denmark has announced that since June 4, fully vaccinated Brits and Americans are allowed to enter the country without being subject to testing and quarantine requirements.

Except for the UK and US, vaccinated travellers from 11 other third countries part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will also be permitted entry to Denmark.

This means that all arrivals from any country that has just recently been permitted entry will be required to prove that they have undergone the vaccination process by using one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and that at least 14 days have passed since the dose(s) was taken.

“With effect from Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 16 vaccinated from OECD countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States, are equated with vaccinated from “yellow” third countries, with vaccinated from EU and Schengen countries,” the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads.

Since arrivals from these countries will now be equated to arrivals from other third countries placed on Denmark’s yellow list, it means that they will be exempt from the testing and self-isolation requirements. More precisely, they will not be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test before or after arrival.

The Ministry emphasised that the rules do not apply to arrivals from countries placed on the red list, reports.

Non-EU/Schengen Area countries part of the OECD, including here Australia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, and Turkey, will be able to benefit from such relaxed restrictions as long as they do not register higher infection rates, which would automatically place them on the red list.

Israeli nationals are also allowed to enter Denmark without being subject to the entry requirements.

If one of the countries happens to be moved to the red list, vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter Denmark only for essential purposes.

Except for the third countries mentioned above, in this week’s update, the Danish authorities moved several EU countries and regions from the orange list to the yellow one.

The relaxation of the restrictions follows the conclusion made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and includes the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Slovakia
  • Rwanda

Regions that were moved from the orange list to the yellow one include

  • Croatia: Jadranska Hrvatska
  • Greece: Peloponnese
  • Switzerland: Zug and Ticino

The decision means that arrivals from the countries and regions mentioned above are exempt from the quarantine requirement when entering Denmark.

Several other countries and regions were also exempted from the entry requirements a week ago.

The Ministry advises against all unnecessary travel to countries that keep strict entry restrictions to arrivals from Denmark, including the Czech Republic and Hungary.

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