Denmark introduces entry restrictions for all travelers until 17 January 2021

Royal Embassy of Denmark released on 9 January 2021 an update on the latest travel restrictions.

A flight ban has been imposed on transportation of passengers from the entire world, who are unable to present a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 24 hours prior to departure. The flight ban will enter into force 9 January 2021 at 5 PM until and including 17 January 2021.

Anyone wishing to enter Denmark will be denied entry at the border unless they have a special worthy purpose for entering and can present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before entry. The list of worthy purposes have been shortened. Diplomats, persons working in Denmark or persons, who have been commissioned to provide goods or services in Denmark are still considered worthy purposes. This also applies to persons with a valid Schengen visa.

While the restrictions are of a temporary nature, they may be extended beyond 17 January 2021, depending on how the situation develops.

As for Danes traveling outside Denmark, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark advises effective immediately and until 17 January 2021 Danish citizens against all travel worldwide.

The goal is to contain the high infection rates of COVID-19, as well as to contain the spread of new variants of the virus, as witnessed in the United Kingdom and South Africa as well as to prevent new variants of the virus entering the country.

“We are buying time until the effect of the vaccine campaign kicks in. Since the beginning of the pandemic, travel restrictions have been a central part of the Danish government’s response to the crisis,” the foreign minister says..

The spread of the British variant continues to be relatively low in Denmark, but is on the rise. The South African variant has not yet been detected in the country, although several cases have been found in certain European countries.

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