Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Denmark Tightens Entry Rules for UK Travellers Due to COVID-19 Delta Variant

Denmark’s government has decided to tighten its COVID-19 restrictions imposed on arrivals from the UK, as the latter has reported an increased number of Coronavirus infections, especially from the B.1.617.2 variant.

According to a statement published by Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the decision will be put in place from midnight on Thursday and will be effective until June 26, reports.

Citizens travelling from the United Kingdom to the European country will be required to present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours before boarding a flight from Britain.

People residing in the UK wishing to enter Denmark by sea, land, or plane will also be obliged to present a negative result of the PCR test taken within 48 hours.

In response to the rapid spread of the Delta version in the United Kingdom, Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on its citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Bedford, Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton and Rossendale. Britain is considered a medium risk country aside from the territories mentioned above, which are considered profoundly affected by the disease.

“Persons entering from the urban areas in question will be subject to the stricter restrictions for travellers from red countries and regions in the Ministry of Health’s executive order on requirements for testing and isolation after entry and in the Ministry of Transport’s executive order banning landing with passengers without negative COVID -19 test result,” the statement reads.

Due to the recent upsurge in the number of infections in the UK, other European countries, such as France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, have also imposed stricter rules for arrivals from Britain.

As for Danish travellers in the United Kingdom, they are not obliged to return to their home country. However, travellers should be aware of the entry rules in case they visited any of the highly affected areas mentioned above during their trip.

As Britain is placed in Denmark’s COVID-19 orange list, arrivals from Britain to the Scandinavian country will have to follow testing and quarantine rules upon their entry.

However, travellers who have been fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus disease will be permitted to enter Denmark without being subject to any other preventive measure.

Since June 4, Denmark opened its doors to vaccinated passengers from the United Kingdom, the United States, and other 11 third countries to facilitate the travel process.

Up to this point, more than 286,900 persons tested positive for the Coronaivurs in Denmark, according to the figures published by the World Health Organization. WHO figures reveal that due to the virus, a total of 2,520 persons have died in this country.

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