Denmark has shut bars and gyms to try to stem the spread of Covid-19 and ... People coming from the following countries must quarantine for … Any country that isn't EU, Schengen or the U.K. is banned but even people arriving from high-risk areas (as per the ECDC map) inside these allowed areas, for example, France or Italy, must have proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours. The country is under a nighttime curfew from 11pm to 5am and all stores must close at 9pm. "I have taken the swift decision to urgently remove Denmark from the government's travel corridor list as a precautionary measure given recent developments," U.K. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement. The FCDOis not advising against travel to the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Iceland is currently operating a policy of double screening, which has now been extended until February 2021. International arrivals have to choose between either going directly into a 14-day quarantine or choosing to do two tests; one when they arrive and one after 5 or 6 days of quarantine, after which they are free to travel without restrictions around the country if they are negative. New rules could put trips to Italy and Greece off the menu for Irish holidaymakers. If you are not a Danish national or a resident of Denmark, different rules apply for entering Denmark depending on whether your country/region of residence is classified as open, banned or high-risk. Under the government’s ‘Plan for living with COVID-19' there are five tiers of restrictions and since 1 December, the country is under tier 3 restrictions. It is not clear why Denmark, whose new infection rate for coronavirus is higher than Slovenia’s – and 69 per cent above the UK government’s threshold – has retained quarantine exemption. Between 23 December and 6 January, people are not allowed to move between regions but can visit close friends if gatherings are limited to ten people maximum–there are regional variations of the curfew extension on 24 and 31 December. But travellers to four other countries and six Pacific Islands will no longer have to quarantine from Saturday, Grant Shapps confirmed over Twitter. Travelers from certain countries and regions, including a host of European countries, have to self-quarantine for 10 days. If you travel to countries that have the security level "yellow", be extra careful. When the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decides to go from "green" to "yellow" in these countries, it is based on a precautionary principle, which is about preventing further infection in Denmark. All arriving visitors, who have been in high-risk countries 10-days prior, must enter quarantine for 10 days. Accordingly, start by clicking "Is my country/region open, banned or high-risk? I have lived in Provence ever since I exchanged my London By Joshua Searle @josh_searle99 Digital Reporter. Level one - Highland, Moray, Orkney, Shetland, Western Isles. You do not need to quarantine if you're traveling from outside the EU’s Schengen list countries or the EU-wide safe list, namely, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay and China. Denmark. Portugal and Denmark are on the verge of being added to the UK's quarantine list after a surge in cases. But travellers will still face many difficulties when jetting off, including having to self-isolate on arrival in certain foreign nations, making holidays to certain destinations virtually impossible for workers and parents. Level three - Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Inverclyde, Midlothian, North Ayrshire, Perth & Kinross. The DfT said Danish authorities believe the novel strain of coronavirus associated with mink farms is ‘most likely extinct’. It is not clear why Denmark, whose new infection rate for coronavirus is higher than Slovenia’s – and 69 per cent above the UK government’s threshold – has retained quarantine exemption. If Denmark is axed from the travel corridor list on Thursday, it would mean that travellers returning from the country would face 14-days of mandatory quarantine once back on UK soil. Quarantine countries: Mykonos, Canary Islands and Denmark added to UK travel corridor list in latest review By Benjamin Butterworth , Nigel Morris October 22, 2020 8:44 pm Spain is keeping its ski resorts open but operating under strict regulations. Britons are currently allowed to travel through a “travel corridor” system, where countries are put on safe lists, meaning that travelers do not need to quarantine upon their return. December 4 to January 6 all facilities for amateur skiers are closed and between December 21 to January 6, no cruise ships are allowed to depart or dock in any Italian port. Denmark looks likely to be added to the UK's ever-expanding quarantine list this week after a rise in positive tests saw its seven-day case rate climb to 34. After this date, the government will decide which measures to enact. DENMARK was added to the UK’s quarantine list last night, along with Germany and Sweden. As of 26 October, the country has been following the ECDC traffic light map for allowing access. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark will also continuously update the travel advice in the event of changes to countries’ entry restrictions or quarantine rules. The UK Government has announced that holidaymakers returning to England from Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and Curacao will have to quarantine for 14 days. 22/10/2020. The government has extended the state of emergency until 23 December but on 3 December, shops were allowed to reopen and the nighttime curfew was lifted. Spain is under a state of emergency putting the entire country under a nationwide curfew from 11pm to 6am. It is worth noting that some of the "safe" countries which don't require a UK quarantine still have their own travel restrictions in place for British tourists. The aviation industry has welcomed the move, but wants the Government to go further by introducing a system where pre-departure testing could eliminate the need to quarantine. With 24 people being admitted to intensive care units every day, the Netherlands has extended its lockdown through the festive period, which means no more than three visitors a day at home, and restaurants, cafés and bars will remain closed. If 'red' means quarantine, what is the difference between 'green' and 'yellow countries? Another four countries have been removed from the Government’s quarantine exemption list, meaning UK travellers will have to self-isolate for 14 days on their return. latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and more, Boris warned cancel Christmas or pay ‘very high’ price, Four children killed in fire were ‘so neglected they couldn’t speak’, Thug who kicked homeless man in face complains about death threats, Another 506 people die with Covid as UK records 18,450 new cases, Man jailed for jet skiing from Scotland to Isle of Man to see girlfriend, Quarantine will be slashed before Christmas to just five days, Airline will only allow international travellers who have had Covid vaccine. In tier 2, which is for a region experiencing higher Covid-19 infection rates, bars and restaurants can serve alcohol but only if they are serving substantial meals. This change also becomes active at 4am on Sat 28 November. This means if you return from a holiday or trip abroad from any of these destinations you must self-isolate for two weeks. At the end of November, Croatia enacted more stringent economic Covid-19 restrictions, which are in place until Christmas. Changes in (Norwegian) quarantine rules mean you must be able to document where you live in Denmark”. Changes to travel rules covering Denmark. Over Christmas (December 23 to January 1) members of one household will be allowed to meet with up to 10 people from other households to celebrate but are asked to self-isolate before and after such gatherings. The requirement, to self-isolate at home or another address, takes effect from 12.30pm. There is also a nighttime curfew from 9pm to 5am. If U.S. citizens are allowed to travel to Italy for “essential reasons, such as for work, health and education,” as well as all EU and Italian citizens, they can travel if they test negative three times, according to The New York Times. MORE : Airline will only allow international travellers who have had Covid vaccine, Get your need-to-know Denmark based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks. List B–passengers coming from these countries need to test negative for the virus no later than 72 hours prior to their arrival: China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hong Kong, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Sweden, the U.K. and Uruguay. Denmark went into lockdown, closing schools, day centres, restaurants, cafes, gyms and borders, on 11 March, making it one of the first European countries to enter quarantine. In order to pass through land borders (a certain number of people, such as truck drivers, are allowed to), people must have proof of a negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours. The list of countries able to arrive in Bulgaria without restrictions has been the same since 16 July–they include the list of EU approved countries and EU member states. However, from 15 December, residents can move about freely during the day but the entire country is under a curfew, which will only be lifted on 24 December and not New Year’s Eve. They will then have to quarantine for 72 hours until a second negative test, which will give them the freedom to travel Finland without restrictions. Denmark has shut bars and gyms to try to stem the spread of Covid-19 and on 11 December, the lockdown–which was in operation in some regions throughout November–was extended to 31 more municipalities as reported by The Local. Croatia is also allowing other access from other countries–including the U.S.–if travelers meet requirements and hold a valid negative Covid-19 test result–otherwise they must quarantine. There is a curfew in place between 8pm and 6am. Various changes to the list of country exemptions. 19 Nov 2020 . Tier 1 is where people limit travel and work from home, if possible. 7 Nov 2020 . Island countries added to quarantine free travel corridors list and ban on Denmark lifted . Malta has mandated the wearing of face masks everywhere and recently closed bars and social clubs and limited group gatherings to six people. Public transport can only run to a capacity of 40%. EU citizens plus Schengen nationals, as well as visitors from the U.K., Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican can visit if they do not have symptoms. Linkedin. How long will London be in tier 3 and will rules still be relaxed for Christmas? Denmark’s rate is currently 28.7, placing in in the ‘red’ zone alongside other countries on the UK’s quarantine list such as Spain and France. Countries, territories and regions can be taken off or added to this travel corridor list at any time. No countries are classed as 'green' at the current time, but the difference is that Norway advises against non-essential travel to 'yellow' countries, while no such warning exists for 'green' countries. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. EDIT: On Saturday, the Government imposed a complete travel ban on visitors from Denmark – see BBC here. American citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their families who have been in one of the countries listed in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States but will be redirected to one of 13 airports. The Danish Government releases a list of countries considered open and closed every week. The Automobile Association (AA) expects Saturday 19 December to be the busiest day for retail traffic and 23 December the busiest for people making cross-country journeys. I have a background All other arrivals from EU areas must quarantine for 10 days with no need to take a test. ⏫ Select another country Spain. Since November 9, arrivals have been grouped into red, yellow and green categories, with red being the most at risk as per the ECDC’s traffic light system. Passengers returning from Rome would take another rapid test at the airport. For more stories like this, check our news page. July 7, 2020. Sweden has a ban on all non-essential travel from outside the EU/EEA area, currently until 22 December, but it will likely be extended. Travelers from the green list can enter freely, but international arrivals for work or study from the yellow group must fill out a form and provide proof of a negative PCR test. Changes to travel rules covering Denmark. The Canary Islands, Denmark, Maldives and Mykonos will be added to the list 4am 25 October. No, as long as they don’t display symptoms. The country had opened its borders without restrictions to citizens of the EU, the European Economic Area (excluding the U.K.) and Switzerland on 21 June. Over the past few months, you likely will have heard about the UK’s ‘air bridges’ for quarantine-free travel to around 70 countries. Slovakia Updates Its Quarantine Rules for Arrivals – Expands List of Safe Countries. Ski resorts are closed until 10 January. Face masks are now obligatory in all outdoor spaces and Christmas market hours have been shortened in the capital Sofia. Domaines Skiables de France is challenging the decision in the law courts but it’s unlikely to win–this week, the high court in France rejected a challenge by bars and restaurants to overturn the government’s decision to keep them closed. However, it closed its borders on September 1 to all foreign nationals, after spiking rates of infection–and this order has recently been extended. Must Read. Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary announced an extension of Covid-19 measures until January–there is a curfew from 8pm to 5am and all public events are banned and family and private gatherings are capped at 10 people. Do arrivals need to quarantine? Other regions have open access too–the Faroe Islands and Greenland, Aland in Finland, and Trøndelag in Norway. Note that there may also be recommendations from your own country about travel to Denmark that you need to know. A national lockdown will only be put in place if the situation deteriorates. Denmark, Slovakia and Iceland were the last countries to … The BBC described it as "harsh measures with a Christmas carrot", hoping it might save the festive period. The country is currently in a “responsibility phase” (valid from November 28 to December 27) where shops have reopened but strict restrictions are in place. All other countries are on the red list and arrivals from these must have spent at least the 14 days prior in a safe corridor country before reaching Malta. Masks in enclosed public spaces are mandatory. 12 Nov 2020 . The helpful list in English entitled “Is My Country/Region Open or Banned?” details the restrictions around border regions, open countries (yellow on the ECDC map) and high-risk countries. All of Denmark's five regions are currently subject to the quarantine requirement. We are now able to LIFT the total travel ban on Denmark 🇩🇰. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. ... You can still travel from other countries but face quarantine requirements. The government has been resisting the idea of putting the country back in lockdown but was forced to bring in some changes–the closure of cafes, restaurants, fitness gyms, casinos, gaming machine facilities, and betting outlets. He added that though Denmark will remain off the travel corridor, the total travel ban there has been lifted after a coronavirus scare in mink, which have since been slaughtered en masse. England came out of lockdown on 2 December and classified the country into three tiers–each one with slightly different restrictions. The minister said Bhutan, Timor-Leste, Mongolia, Aruba and several Pacific island nations had been added to … Hotels are not allowed to hold Christmas or New Year parties. With just three hours notice, the Government announced at 1am this morning that anyone returning to England from Denmark will have to self isolate for fourteen days. Sign up to get an email alert whenever this page is updated. Subscribe to our daily news digest. Travelers will take a PCR test 72 hours before departure, a rapid airport test at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta and again at Rome’s Fiumicino airport. Arrivals from red list countries must fill out an entry form and show a negative PCR test result or go into quarantine. The same is true for China, assuming reciprocity occurs (i.e. Applicable from 5 December 2020 00.00 . Croatian borders are open to more than just EU nationals and also include U.K., Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco and Holy See visitors. A seven-day rate of 20 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 is understood to be a key threshold for whether a country is removed from the FCO ‘safe’ list. Here is the full guide, as of September 17: Denmark Germany Gibraltar Greece (Partially open) Greenland Italy (including Vatican City) Liechtenstein Poland San Marino Slovakia Sweden Turkey Azores: Test on arrival Cyprus: Test before departure Faroe Islands: Test on … The decision to remove Denmark from the quarantine exemption list is being taken on the basis of public health advice following discussions on Thursday evening between all four Chief … Aruba has opened its borders to all countries, other countries such as Dominican Republic, Haiti, all Central American countries, and all South American countries (except for Venezuela) which are slated to be welcomed from December 1. In line with France and Germany, the government has asked its residents not to go skiing, fearing that it would spread the virus through alpine villages. It is also allowing visitors from the countries recommended by the EU. What about testing requirements? COVID-19 December 11, 2020. Find out more: Here. From 15 December, all passengers arriving from outside of these countries must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test (in English, French, German, Spanish or Dutch) and complete a signed negative test declaration. However, the government is currently considering putting the country into another hard lockdown, closing shops, schools and day care centres from 16 December to 10 January. The current travel advice for a given country can be found here (Danish). CEO of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association, Jóhannes Þór Skúlason said that he thought the industry would take 3-4 years to recover after the arrival of widespread vaccination. Over Christmas, guests can be invited to celebrate Christmas in the garden but only one person can enter the house to use the bathroom, as reported in The Brussels Times. 19 Nov 2020 . Latest announcement adds winter sun destinations but removes most of Greece Last modified on Fri 13 Nov 2020 08.01 EST Eight destinations have been added to England’s quarantine … Secretary of State for Transport Grant Schapps confirmed that the ban would be lifted, effective from 4am on Saturday November 28th. Travellers arriving in Scotland from Denmark must quarantine for 14 days from today (Friday 6 November). It is no longer allowed to provide overnight accommodation for tourism purposes, and hotels can only allow people to stay if they are traveling for essential purposes. Passengers from green regions are not required to restrict their movements for 14 days on arrival but passengers arriving from an orange, red or gray region are requested to restrict their movements for 14 days. 7 Nov 2020 . Many countries around the world are now on the red list, where arrivals must possess a negative Covid-19 PCR test or quarantine for ten days. 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