The Foreign Office is now tightening travel guidelines so that the whole world map is red, as South Africa and the UK have been lately.
This means that they now discourage all travel and not just unnecessary travel as before.
– If you are considering traveling, do not.
This is what Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod says at a press conference . The new travel guides are valid from today until 17 January.
At the same time, they are tightening the screw sharply around the Danish borders, so it now requires both a recognizable purpose and a negative corona test from the last 24 hours to get in for foreigners. Danish citizens can always come in.
Quite practically, it changes the fact that the world map goes from orange to red, but not the big one. In both colors, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Citizen Service advises against the trip, but in red countries they recommend that you seek professional security advice.
The Danes who are already traveling do not have to travel home immediately, and Danes living abroad do not need to go home either.
What applies as a recognizable purpose is also tightened, so it now only applies if, for example, you are the primary caregiver for a minor child, family or girlfriend of a seriously ill person or are the spouse, family or girlfriend of a person in Denmark.
This was stated by Minister of Justice Nick Hækkerup at the press conference .
The strict entry rules apply from 10 January to 17 January and will also include tighter border controls.
– However, if you live in the border country, you will still be able to travel into Denmark, says Nick Hækkerup. However, it requires a negative coronate test that is a maximum of 24 hours old.
Special rules will apply if you want to fly into Denmark. Also as a Danish citizen.
Minister of Transport Benny Engelbrecht says that everyone who travels by plane to Danish airports must present a negative corona test before boarding the plane. That rule applies from tomorrow at 5 pm and can accompany punishment if it is not complied with.
– There is a possibility of fines or imprisonment for up to two years, says Benny Engelbrecht.
The airlines are given the responsibility to ensure that all passengers – including Danes – have a fresh negative test together with their flight ticket and boarding pass if they are going to Denmark.
– You can use a quick test, which is present in most airports, just as it is available at Kastrup Airport, says Benny Engelbrecht.