Update: Corona Travel Restrictions

On 26 January 2020, the Government and parliamentary parties entered into an agreement on new requirements for those entering Denmark from abroad.  The new rules impose further restrictions for those who travel into Denmark

On 26 January 2020, the Government and parliamentary parties entered into an agreement on new requirements for those entering Denmark from abroad.  The new rules impose further restrictions for those who travel into Denmark

The agreement means that everyone who travels into Denmark after a stay abroad is now covered by a requirement for testing and isolation for 10 days. The isolation period of 10 days can be shorted on the fourth day following a negative PCR test. The requirements apply to all those entering Denmark including Danish nationals.

Those entering Denmark for business purposes are also covered by the rules, however there are several exemptions to the isolation period which ensures that both Danish and foreign business travelers are able to work. However, the requirement for isolation applies when the person entering Denmark does not carry out their work or otherwise does not perform tasks that require a physical presence in the company. Meaning that those people entering Denmark should not be in the workplace if they can carry out their tasks at home.

In addition, border commuters, export drivers and flight attendants are exempt from the requirement of isolation, provided they present a negative Covid-19 test that is no more than seven days old.

The government is now submitting an urgent bill, which will be first considered on Thursday 28 January 2021. The second and third readings are scheduled for Tuesday 2 February 2021. Thereafter, the law and the new rules are expected to enter into force with an expiration date until the end of February 2021.

We will of course keep you updated on this issue once the full details are released.