Denmark calls for a negative test for all arrivals by air

Denmark announced on Friday that only those aircraft whose passengers had previously tested negative for coronovirus would be allowed to land on it.

Furthermore, this negative screening should not be older than 24 hours and this rule will apply to all, Danish citizens or foreigners. It will be up to the airlines to ensure that passengers comply with this new obligation. “Until 5:00 pm on 9 January, no airline will be allowed to fly to the Danish airport without verifying that all passengers have tested negative”, Said Transport Minister Benny Engelbright in a press conference. Domestic flights and those coming from Greenland and the Faroe Islands, Danish Autonomous Territories, will be exempted from this measure, as well as children under 12 years of age. According to public radio and television, land and maritime border controls have also been tightened: foreigners must also provide a negative screening certificate and a valid reason to travel. These new travel restrictions will remain in force until at least 17 January.

Tightening restrictions

This turn of the screw is justified by the need to restrict the circulation of more infectious variants of the coronavirus, which were previously found in the United Kingdom and South Africa. The Foreign Ministry has also advised Dence to abstain from all foreign travel, in a new directive for travelers. He first advised to undertake only those trips deemed necessary. “If you plan to travel abroad, don’t”Foreign Minister JP Kofod said suddenly at a press conference on Friday.

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At the semi-conference since mid-December, Denmark announced on Tuesday toughened its sanctions, allowing its population to avoid social contact, preserving its health system in terms of multiplication of cases involving the British mutant strain. Said for (86 cases) detected so far in Denmark). “Stay at home as much as possible, avoid meeting people outside your home, your relatives”During a press conference, the head of government, Mete Friedrichsen, launched.

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