COVID-19: New testing, entry requirements implemented

30 Oct 20

DENMARK

 IMPACT – HIGH

Denmark has implemented new COVID-19 testing requirements for most foreign nationals arriving at Danish borders. The changes took effect Oct. 26 and were implemented to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The new requirements do not apply to Danish nationals or to travelers who are registered at an address in Denmark and hold a valid residence and work permit (for non-EU nationals) or a valid yellow health care card (for EU nationals).

Key Points:

  • Non-EU arrivals. Travelers from most non-EU countries are now required to produce the following when entering Denmark:
    • Proof of a “worthy cause” to enter Denmark (a short list of exceptions applies, but it may change at short notice).
    • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
  • EU arrivals. Travelers arriving from most EU counties are required to produce the following when entering Denmark:
    • Proof of a “worthy cause” to enter Denmark if the country the traveler is coming from is classified as an “orange” country.
    • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival if the country the traveler is coming from is on the EU’s high-risk classification list.

Analysis & Comments: Companies should advise their employees to determine before traveling whether they have a valid reason to enter the country and whether they need a COVID-19 test. Those traveling to Denmark are also advised to check to see if there are any departure restrictions in their country or if clearance is needed in order to leave. Deloitte encourages anyone traveling to Denmark to start any required application processes well in advance because of significant processing delays in Denmark at this time.

Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in Denmark and other countries.

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