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Denmark changes travel advice: These are the new coronavirus guidelines

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Denmark changes travel advice: These are the new coronavirus guidelines
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The Danish foreign ministry has made broad changes to its official travel advice due to the risk of spread of new coronavirus.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has acted after a number of other countries introduced travel restrictions for people traveling to or from China.

Around 75 pieces of official travel advice have been changed, the ministry confirmed in a press statement.

In the press release, the ministry states that its updated travel guidance is a consequence of measures introduced by several countries, such as quarantine and screening travellers for high temperature. As such, Denmark’s guidelines are being updated to account for new restrictions.

The Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen) still believes that coronavirus infection is not currently spreading outside of China, the ministry press release also states.

But the ministry’s guidelines advise Danes to be cautious when travelling to a range of destinations.

In its travel advice for Canada, the ministry advises citizens to “remain alert” in “the whole country”, citing confirmed Canadian cases of coronavirus infection. A similar warning is applied to the page for South Korea.

Advice issued on February 3rd recommends extreme caution in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan; essential journeys only in all of China and no travel at all to Hubei province, where the coronavirus outbreak originated.

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel guidelines can be found in full (in Danish) here.

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