The extensive border control against both Germany and Sweden, among others, will be reduced from Thursday. This is stated by the National Police in a press release.
The border control was introduced to strengthen the control of entrants who may be infected with covid-19 and thus bring the infection to Denmark.
– The Government has decided that from today, 3 September 2020, the police will move from full border control to adapted control at all Danish border crossings.
– The adapted border control means that the border control is generally carried out with periodic and sample-based efforts, the National Police writes.
It is further stated that “as soon as possible” all border crossings with Germany will be opened.
Border control, and for a period almost closed borders, has caused frustration, not least in the border areas, as it has led to long queues.
– The police expect that the adapted border control will provide a smoother settlement and thus a shorter waiting time for travelers into Denmark, writes the National Police.
At the Danish airports, there will continue to be a permanent police staff.
In relation to arrivals from open countries in the Schengen area, Covid-19’s efforts at international airports will also be based on random checks, but here too the current intelligence picture, local conditions and traffic patterns play a role in border checks.
– There will continue to be full entry control with entrants from aircraft coming from quarantine countries, writes the National Police.
/ ritzau /