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Denmark Entry Restrictions Changed - COVID-19 update

Posted by: Gherson Immigration

Further to our recent blog Denmark Welcomes Full-Vaccinated Travellers - COVID-19 update, published on 6 July 2021, the Danish government has updated its guidance on the current travel restrictions implemented upon persons travelling from England to Denmark, confirming that England has now been classified as a red region and more strict entry restrictions have been implemented.

This blog briefly outlines the current Danish entry restrictions applicable to fully vaccinated travellers from England. However, as the rules on entry to and exit from Denmark are subject to change at short notice, all travellers are strongly advised to consult the Danish government website prior to travelling.

Since 4:00 pm on 17 July 2021, England has been officially classified as a red region by the Danish government. Pursuant to the updated guidance, fully vaccinated persons travelling from England will need to meet the following entry requirements:

  1. Take a COVID-19 test prior to boarding the aircraft
  2. Take a COVID-19 test upon arrival
  3. Isolate upon arrival
  4. Have a special, worthy purpose for entering Denmark

Please note that if you do not have one of the following special worthy purposes of entry, you will not be allowed to enter Denmark, regardless of you having been granted a valid visa and being fully vaccinated:Denmark Entry Restrictions Changed - COVID-19 update

  1. You are the primary caregiver of minors
  2. You are related to, or in a relationship with, a seriously ill or dying person in Denmark
  3. You are transporting freight
  4. You are an air crew or ship crew member, offshore worker or maritime technician and travel through Denmark in transit on your homebound journey
  5. You are a diplomat, diplomatic courier or person who enters Denmark to pay a service visit to a local diplomatic mission or who is allowed to enter Denmark under a host country agreement

Please note that the above information pertains to Danish COVID-19 entry restrictions and should not be confused with Danish immigration control. Being exempt from Danish COVID-19 travel restrictions does not equate to being exempt from Danish immigration control.

Gherson has extensive experience in helping clients apply for Short-Stay Schengen Visas.  We continue to closely monitor updates in relation to travel restrictions implemented by all Schengen countries.

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The information in this blog is for general information purposes only and does not purport to be comprehensive or to provide legal advice. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information and law is current as of the date of publication it should be stressed that, due to the passage of time, this does not necessarily reflect the present legal position. Gherson accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or reliance on information contained in this blog. For formal advice on the current law please don’t hesitate to contact Gherson. Legal advice is only provided pursuant to a written agreement, identified as such, and signed by the client and by or on behalf of Gherson.

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