As of today, the Danes are free to travel to Germany, German police say.
Germany is already opening the border with Denmark, although it was initially planned to open the border on Tuesday 16 June.
“If a Danish citizen comes to the Danish-German border, he will not be rejected,” said Police Commissioner Torsten Tamm, a spokesman for the German federal police in Schleswig-Holstein, according to the media.
Still border control
There will still be border checks until the night through Tuesday. But Danes and other EU citizens will not be denied entry into Germany, the German Federal Police said.
The South and South Jutland Police have announced on Friday that the border crossing will be opened in Padborg, and it will open on Saturday from 7am to 11pm. .
Danes who take a trip to Germany and return to Denmark before Denmark opens the border with Germany on Monday are recommended to go on a 14-day quarantine when entering Denmark. This is because, until Monday, the Foreign Ministry still recommends all unnecessary trips to the world.
– We maintain that. We cannot change our guidance based on what Germany is doing, the Foreign Ministry tells TV 2.
Joy of business owner
At Fleggaard in Harrislee on the German side of the border, there is joy in the decision.
– Of course we’re happy about that. And we are ready, even if it comes a little earlier than we expected. We are prepared and, as a starting point, our stores are open this weekend, says Lars Iversen, director at Fleggaard, who also owns the Calle stores.