Travel to the whole world after the Swedish regions of Västerbotten and Västernorrland are dyed orange.
Denmark advises against all unnecessary travel to the whole world. It shows updated travel guides from the State Department on Thursday.
In recent weeks, the world has gradually become more orange, as the ministry has advised against traveling to the countries either due to too high infection rates or strict entry rules for Danes during the corona crisis.
Only in Sweden were there two yellow spots – for which travel was not discouraged – left. But Denmark changed that on Thursday afternoon.
It is the Swedish regions of Västerbotten and Västernorrland that have gone from yellow to orange. Recently, increased infection has been recorded in the areas, and this has pushed the regions across the border.
– The level of infection throughout Europe is extremely high, and in a large number of countries it is higher this week than last week, says Erik Brøgger Rasmussen, director of Organization and Citizen Services at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against traveling to a country if there are more than 30 new infected per week per 100,000 inhabitants. The infection pressure is measured as an average over 14 days to reduce excessive fluctuations.
For Sweden, there is a model where you look at the infection in each region, and therefore parts of the country have previously been open.
Erik Brøgger Rasmussen does not want to give an idea of when parts of the world can reopen.
– If I knew it, I would like to make a clear bid on it. It is clear that the levels we have now are far from the open borders, he says.
Denmark already advises against travel to Norway and Estonia, but where that recommendation has previously come due to the countries’ entry and quarantine restrictions, they have now also crossed the infection limit of 30 infected per 100,000 inhabitants.
As the only place in Europe, Finland is below the infection limit and should therefore be yellow, but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travel due to Finland’s entry restrictions.
– You can not really get into Finland.
– It is the only country in Europe that is below the infection limit. Yes, the only light in the dark, you could say, but the numbers in Finland are also going up, says Erik Brøgger Rasmussen.
These are exclusively recommendations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it is thus not forbidden to travel to the countries that are colored orange on the ministry’s world map.
On the other hand, it can have an impact on people in the labor market. A number of companies have announced that employees must be in self-paid isolation if they have been on holiday in a country to which travel is discouraged.
Erik Brøgger asks people to follow the recommendations, because there is both a risk of carrying the coronavirus home and that you bring the infection abroad.