For everybody who is planning to enjoy the zoo, museums, cathedrals, colourful harbours, beautiful islands, classic castles, or walk through Denmark’s streets, it is now possible to do so.
However, before you decide to book tickets for your visit, there is one thing you need to consider. Considering the rise of the global pandemic, there are certain rules and regulations that you must follow.
Further, you must have sound knowledge of the status of COVID in the country.
So, before applying for ETIAS Denmark, you must go check the requirements and understand the things that you need to take care of.
Who Can Enter Denmark?
Initially, the country experienced tourists from China and America majorly. But, with the rise of the pandemic, the borders were shut for travellers visiting from all over the world, except European Union.
Since the initiation of the year, the authorities of Denmark have repeatedly tried to safely open the borders again, initially for the EU travellers. Presently, it has also been allowed for travellers from third nations.
Although the tourism industry has begun to revive, it has been gradual. The permit is limited to the travellers who have been vaccinated in the European Union, Schengen country, Faroe Islands, or Greenland, who are also permanent residents of one of these places.
However, travellers from third nations are not considered to be fully vaccinated since their vaccination status does not abide by the rules provided by the government.
In case the traveller is arriving from a nation that is enlisted on the green list, he is entirely free of restrictions. This is only valid if the vaccination status of the traveller is fully vaccinated and the vaccine must be approved by the Danish authorities.
Otherwise, he is required to display a proof of previously being infected with the virus.
The people who are not residents of the EU, belong to the green country, and have neither been infected with the virus nor been vaccinated are required to provide a negative PCR test report.
Further, based on the guidelines that were updated on 14 August, the following are the nations that are on the green list:
- Czech Republic
- Italy: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ProvinciaAutonoma di Trento, ProvinciaAutonoma di Bolzano/Bozen, Puglia, Campania, Molise, Abruzzo, Lombardia, Liguria, Valled’Aosta/Valléed’Aoste, Piemonte
- Switzerland: Uri, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Wallis
- France: Mayotte
Without the requirement of passing through restrictions, the travellers from these nations, who have been fully vaccinated, are allowed to visit Denmark. The only requirement is to demonstrate proof of vaccination of at least one of the vaccines that the Danish authorities approve of.
The travellers who are not vaccinated but belong to a country in the green category are also allowed to enter the nation, provided that they demonstrate a negative PCR report of a test conducted within the duration of 72 hours of their arrival.
Otherwise, they are required to show proof that they were infected with the virus within the last 6 months. The necessity of testing is applicable for all the travellers who are not vaccinated and are over 12 years of age.
Where Can You Go in Denmark During Summer?
In order to access specific places and events, it is necessary to possess a COVID-19 vaccination passport.
This clearly means that every individual, including people travelling from foreign countries, are required to demonstrate proof of negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours or full vaccination.
The cinemas and museums in Denmark have also opened but with a limit to capacity. This also means that monuments are also opened for visits. Further, outdoor activities are also open.
It is anticipated that visitors wear face masks in indoor public places like cinemas and museums along with the crowded streets. However, all nightclubs and discos are entirely closed.
Entering Denmark from Orange Listed Country
If you belong to a country that has been listed in the orange category, you should happy – restrictions for entering Denmark have been eased for you as well.
If you are vaccinated, then you can travel to Denmark without any restrictions of entry. However, in case you are not fully vaccinated, you will be required to present a PCR test taken within the past 72 hours of your arrival.
Further, you must have a very strong reason to enter the nation and be quarantined/self-isolated if tested positive upon arrival.
The Bottom Line
With certain restrictions to ensure the safety of its citizens, Denmark has allowed travellers from several countries.
If you belong to any of these nations, your dream of visiting Denmark in summer might just come true. All you need to do follow the required guidelines based on which colour is your country is enlisted in.