Denmark now allows unrestricted entry for arrivals from Portugal, Sweden, Liechtenstein and some other regions
The Danish authorities have announced that travelers coming to the country from Portugal, Sweden, Liechtenstein and several other regions in France and Greece will now be allowed unrestricted entry as they have been moved to the green list, which includes countries considered safe based on their epidemiological situation. COVID-19.
Such an announcement, which was made by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was taken in line with the latest figures from the Statens Serum Institut and came into force yesterday, October 9, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
With the exception of Portugal, Sweden and Liechtenstein, the regions that went green yesterday are as follows:
- Regions of France: Occitanie, Grand Est and Corsica
- Regions of Greece: North Aegean including Chios, Lesbos and Samos
Based on the current rules that Denmark has, all travelers from one of the green-listed countries and regions who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 disease or recovered from it during the last six months can now enter Danish territory without having to follow all entry rules.
Such a decision means that they are not obliged to test before or after entry. In addition, they are also exempt from the self-isolation rule.
As for Danes planning to travel outside the country, the ministry noted that they can now travel to one of the countries and regions that have recently been added to the green list without having to undergo COVID-19 testing when they return to Denmark, regardless of their vaccination status.
“Liechtenstein, Sweden and Portugal as well as regions in France and Greece become green in the travel guides. This means that non-vaccinated Danish tourists can travel on holiday to these areas without having to be tested on their return to Denmark. “ it says in the ministry’s statement.
In addition, the same ministry announced that Lithuania has been part of the yellow list since yesterday, which means that unvaccinated and unrecovered travelers who reach Denmark from this country must undergo COVID-19 tests after entry. However, fully vaccinated and recovered Lithuanian travelers are allowed unrestricted entry.
As last week, the authorities made sure to highlight that Danes can now travel to most countries and regions around the world. In addition, in addition to the countries within the EU and the Schengen area, many other third countries, including popular international winter destinations, are now part of Denmark’s orange list, which consists of medium-sized countries in terms of the COVID-19 situation, which means that travel to these areas is not longer discouraged.
However, everyone has been asked to check the entry rules and restrictions in the destination country before traveling to avoid inconvenience.
Earlier, the Danish travel agencies and tour operators’ association (DRF) called on the Danish government to remove its travel restrictions introduced for third-country nationals.