Effective from 8 January and until 17 January, Denmark has tightened its travel guidelines for all destinations worldwide from the previous level of “orange” (advising against all unnecessary travel) to “red”. The Government thus advises against all travel to all destinations worldwide.
This step is part of efforts to manage the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 in Denmark. The limitation of travel activity is an important element of efforts to control the spread of infection, as mutations of the coronavirus are appearing in a number of countries.
“We are currently seeing new mutations of COVID-19 abroad. This is a very serious matter and poses a significant risk that the spread of infection in Denmark will escalate markedly. The top priority of the Government is the safety and security of Danes. The finish line is within sight. The vaccine is here.
With each passing day, more and more Danes are being vaccinated. We must not stumble as we progress down the final stretch. In the light of these new mutations, we must – all of us – make an extra effort. Today’s package of travel initiatives is a reflection of this necessary effort,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod.
The Danes who are currently travelling abroad do not have to return home to Denmark immediately. In case of doubt or questions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark recommends that Danes contact their airline or travel agency for information about the options for returning to Denmark.
There are still scheduled flights to Denmark via a number of transit airports, but the situation may quickly change, as previously seen during the pandemic. In addition, it is important to follow all of the travel and health advice outlined below.
The tightened travel advice also advises against business travel that is otherwise considered necessary travel. However, certain exceptions apply, e.g. in connection with the delivery of goods and services in and out of the country. See the specific exceptions at www.coronasmitte.dk.