June 2, 2023

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Denmark Lifts All Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

There are now no coronavirus-related travel restrictions in place for tourists visiting Denmark. The country’s ministry of health confirmed in a statement that the last remaining rules would be lifted on March 29.

Most travel restrictions were lifted in February, but some remained in place especially for unvaccinated travelers arriving from outside the EU or Schengen area. Throughout March, some groups had still been required to take a Covid-19 test within 24 hours of arriving in Denmark.

A boost for Denmark travel

The news is sure to be a boost to Denmark’s travel industry ahead of a summer season that some in the industry are predicting could be as busy as the last pre-pandemic summer in 2019.

Many international travelers still haven’t been able to visit the new Hans Christian Andersen museum in Odense. Denmark will host the opening stages of this year’s Tour de France, while three new museums, a couple of smart Copenhagen hotels and a new ferry to Bornholm are among the new attractions for 2022.

Future restrictions remain possible

Covid-19 infection numbers and hospitalizations are declining after a large wave over the fall and winter. However, Danish authorities have made it clear that travel restrictions could be brought back at short notice should the virus situation change.

“The situation both at home and abroad will still be monitored closely, including in relation to new, concerning variants,” said the ministry’s statement.

The situation in Denmark

As there are no longer any national measures that require its use, Danish authorities have decided to deactivate the national Covid-19 pass. Danes will still be able to use the digital EU pass should they require it for international travel. The tracing app ‘Smittestopp’ has also been taken out of use.

Although infection and hospitalization rates are declining, a recent study of blood donors from national agency SSI suggested that up to 70% of Denmark’s population have had Covid-19 in little more than four months.