Denmark lifts all Covid-19 travel restrictions

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There are now no more coronavirus-related travel restrictions for tourists visiting Denmark. The country’s health ministry confirmed in a statement that the last remaining rules would be lifted on March 29.

Most travel restrictions were lifted in February, but some remained in place, particularly for unvaccinated travelers arriving from outside the EU or Schengen area. Throughout March, some groups still had to take a Covid-19 test within 24 hours of arriving in Denmark.

A boost for travel to Denmark

The news is sure to give Denmark’s travel industry a boost ahead of a summer season that some in the industry believe could be as busy as the last pre-pandemic summer in 2019.

Many international travelers have still not been able to visit the new Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense. Denmark will host the first stages of this year’s Tour de France, while three new museums, some swanky Copenhagen hotels and a new ferry to Bornholm are among the new attractions for 2022.

Future restrictions remain possible

The number of Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations are falling after a large surge over the fall and winter. However, Danish authorities have made it clear that travel restrictions could be reinstated in the short term if the virus situation changes.

“The situation both at home and abroad will always be closely monitored, including with regard to new variants,” the ministry statement said.

The situation in Denmark

As there are no more national measures that require its use, the Danish authorities have decided to deactivate the national Covid-19 pass. Danes will still be able to use the European Digital Pass if they need it to travel abroad. The “Smittestopp” tracing app was also taken out of service.

Although infection and hospitalization rates are falling, a recent study of blood donors by the national agency SSI suggested that up to 70% of the Danish population had had Covid-19 in just a short time. more than four months.

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