Last COVID Entry Requirement for Denmark Lifted

Earlier this week, Denmark lifted the last of its COVID-19-related travel restrictions. Entry restrictions have been continuously relaxed and since March 29, the last restrictions have been removed removed.

Since March 1, the only remaining COVID-19 entry restriction has been a requirement for testing within 24 hours of entry into Denmark for persons who have not been vaccinated with a recognized vaccine or previously infected and who enter from countries outside the European Union and Schengen Area. This requirement was lifted at midnight on the night of March 29. As a result, there are no longer COVID-19 restrictions on entry into Denmark.

According to the Ministry of Health of Denmark, the infection situation in both Denmark and abroad is still closely monitored, including in relation to new, worrying virus variants. As part of this preparedness, a so-called "emergency brake" can be activated if worrying virus variants arise. The emergency brake is not currently activated for any countries.

In addition, the Danish government has closed its coronavirus passport (Coronapas) app after beginning to phase it out on February 1 when it ceased to consider COVID-19 as a socially critical disease. At the time, the Epidemic Commission recommended that hospitals and nursing homes should continue to require the Coronapas among visitors to protect vulnerable and elderly.

Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said in a statement, “Since May 2021, the Coronapas app has been a crucial tool that has helped to reduce the risk of infection in assemblies and situations where it could otherwise be large. The Corona Passport has been the prerequisite for us to be able to keep society as open as possible. The fact that we can now close the Danish part of the Coronapas app is a gift to everyone who has used it, and to the partners in business and culture who have helped to develop and refine the tool.”

Denmark is averaging 75 cases per day per 100,000 people (just over 4,400 total), a decrease of 55 percent over the last 14 days, according to The New York Times. Eighty-one percent of the population is fully vaccinated.

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