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The normalization of travel restrictions comes into force, just as schoolchildren can go on autumn vacation.
This happens after the government and the parliamentary parties on Tuesday agreed to normalize and simplify the travel rules, because the vast majority of the population has now been vaccinated. In other words, covid-19 thus poses a significantly lower health risk to society.
»With the agreement, the travel guides are normalized, so that the corona situation abroad is no longer reflected in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel guides. It is a logical step towards normality, where the travel guides reflect the security situation abroad – and not the corona, “writes the Ministry of Justice.
The normalization of travel restrictions will have an impact on Danes who want to travel abroad during the autumn holidays.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ travel guides are normalized so that they are no longer colored according to covid-19 infection in a country, but according to safety factors for the traveler such as terror, war, unrest and so on.
- Many countries continue to have covid-19 restrictions. Therefore, the traveling Danish tourist must in future relate to the level of security in the travel guides and the destination’s entry rules on the embassies’ covid-19 websites.
- Non-vaccinated travelers will be able to read on Coronasmitte.dk about the restrictions that apply after returning to Denmark in relation to test and isolation requirements. In addition, non-vaccinated people should pay special attention to the fact that several countries still do not allow entry unless they have been vaccinated.
In the agreement, the government and the parliamentary parties have also decided to normalize the entry rules. However, this will not happen until 25 November. This will mean the following:
- In the EU and Schengen area, people who have been fully vaccinated, previously infected and people who have a negative test will in future be able to travel into Denmark without restrictions. For others, there will be a requirement that they must be tested no later than 24 hours after entry into Denmark. The requirement will also apply to persons with Danish citizenship or with permanent residence in Denmark when they enter Denmark.
- For the whole world, the requirement for a recognizable purpose and the requirement for testing prior to entry are removed.
- Police covid-19-related border control ceases.
- Completely vaccinated from OECD countries, countries from the EU’s positive list, which Denmark has opened for, and countries that are regularly associated with the EU’s corona passport scheme, can enter Denmark without the requirement for testing and isolation.
- For non-vaccinated people entering from countries from the EU’s positive list, which Denmark has opened for, testing after entry is required.
- Travelers from other countries will have to be tested and go into isolation after entry.
- For cruise tourism, there will be requirements for coronapas before boarding as well as requirements for testing before landing in Denmark, if infection breaks out on board the ship.
Attention to insurance
When the travel instructions are now normalized, it will most likely also mean that the travel insurance no longer takes extra corona reservations, as has been seen before.
“Now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has removed corona from the travel guides – and therefore we no longer have reservations about corona in our coverage,” says Thomas Klærke, director of price and product development at Tryg to TV 2.
However, as a general rule, travel insurance will still cover if you travel on holiday to a country that changes its coronary restrictions while on holiday. Such an ‘accident’ will normally be covered by the cancellation insurance. This is what the private director of Topdanmark, Carsten Elmose, tells TV 2.
However, tourists’ travel insurance does not apply in situations where a country’s restrictions were introduced when booking the trip. Therefore, Danes themselves must be aware of the restrictions that apply in the countries in question. This can be done through the countries’ embassies.
Source: www.berlingske.dk by www.berlingske.dk.
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