| 20 April 2024, Saturday |

Denmark to ask travelers for a negative PCR, even if vaccinated

Denmark announced Thursday that travelers entering its territory will have to provide a negative Covid test, even if they are vaccinated.

All foreigners and non-residents wishing to enter the country will be required to present a negative PCR test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 48 hours, the Danish Ministry of Health said in a statement.

This measure will enter into force from December 27 and at least until January 17, 2022. It follows similar announcements by neighboring countries in recent days, including Sweden and Finland.

People recovered from Covid-19 and children will be exempt.

Danish residents returning to the country must take a test 24 hours before or after their return.

Failure to comply with these rules will result in a fine of 3,500 Danish kroner, or approximately 470 euros.

Denmark is working to contain an unprecedented increase in contamination in recent weeks.

The number of new cases increased by 50% last week compared to the previous week, according to health authorities.

Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on Tuesday that the highly contagious Omicron variant was now dominant in the country, as authorities announced a record 13,558 cases in 24 hours.

Denmark, which has 5.8 million inhabitants, has reported a total of 673,807 cases of contamination and 3,173 deaths linked to the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

  • Reuters