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If you take the plane, then without a negative COVID-19 test you cannot enter Denmark,also other travel restrictions are in place

The severe travel restrictions imposed as of 10 January have been prolonged until 7 February: DO NOT TRAVEL was the message and DO NOT COME unless you have a worthy cause and a negative test.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

The rise in spread from COVID-19 mutations, such as the British variant and the South African variant, and the threat of new at present unknown aggressive mutations from somewhere else, is the reason behind this restriction.

It means that the whole world becomes red on the Foreign Office map.

This has implications for Danish residents with planned trips as they will need to check what their travel insurance covers and with their airline if they can cancel the trip.

The restriction applies also for business travels.

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The worthy causes for entrance to Denmark will also be amended during this period, so that for instance students and au pairs are no longer part of the worthy cause rule if they are not yet residents in the country.

Worthy cause are still spouses, partners and sweet hearts, parents and children, exactly who will become more clear once the websites are updated.

Anyone wanting to enter Denmark under the changed worthy cause rules must present a negative COVID-19 test no more than 24 hours old. 

No airlines may fly to Denmark unless they have checked that all passengers can present a negative COVID-19 test no more than 24 hours old.

NEW is that this applies to all passengers including Danish citizens and Danish residents and not only foreign travellers. The test can be a PCR test or an Antigen test (the so-called quick test).

Only exceptions are those coming here with goods, they are exempt from this test rule as well as young children below the age of 12.

The site with information about the worthy cause rules and updates is here

For Danes and Danish residents arriving by car, bus or train at the Danish border, there is NO requirement to present a negative COVID-19 test.

The above travel restrictions have been prolonged from 17 January until 7 February together will all the other current instrictions.

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